Spring is finally here, and we are so ready for it! To celebrate, here are some easy low-carb and keto spring recipes that are light, healthy, and use seasonal veggies and fruits like asparagus, avocado, spinach and butter lettuce. I don't know about you, but we've seen so much in-season asparagus as of late! And it's been on sale, so we're buying it up and making what we can with it.
These colorful springtime dishes burst with flavor and are quick and simple to make. All of the recipes are 8 ingredients or less and most take 30 minutes or less to make. And, less time in the kitchen means more time getting out and about! Cheers to all things spring!
Early spring is full of tasty, in-season asparagus! So now is the time to get your asparagus game on! This simple roasted asparagus salad, made with with roasted asparagus, grape tomatoes, red onions, vinaigrette and freshly grated parmesan, is such an easy low-carb and keto side dish and perfect for celebrating spring! Like us, we're sure you'll have no problem devouring every bit of it! Click here for the recipe.
Avocados grown in the United States come into season in late spring. But, to be honest, it never really feels like they go out of season here since Mexico grows them throughout the winter and early spring. One recipe that screams ripe avocados is guacamole. And this easy chipotle chili guacamole is the bomb! That’s because the chipotle chilis in adobo sauce serve as a flavor bomb by injecting a delicious spicy-smoky flavor into the guacamole. This chipotle chili guacamole with jalapeno chips are a perfect afternoon snack since they're quick to make, low in carbs, and addicting! Click here for the recipe.
Spinach is another great low-carb veggie that comes into season in the spring. Yes, spinach is great in salads or for turning into creamed spinach, but why not try something new like this keto palak panner? With only 8 ingredients, our shortcut keto palak paneer recipe is quick and easy to make and SO delicious! This Indian spinach curry is made with pureed spinach, paneer (a type of Indian cheese), and several other flavor enhancing ingredients and spices. Click here for the recipe.
Spring is a great time to fire up the grill, weather perming (or not)! Asparagus is a wonderful grilling vegetable since it becomes deliciously tender and crisp after a short time on the grill. And, you can take your grilled asparagus to the next level by serving over a savory ricotta and feta spread! This grilled asparagus with ricotta feta spread is deliciously satisfying, simple to make, and low in carbs. Click here for the recipe.
Not sure what to do with leftover asparagus? Here is a perfect use for it: this yummy pesto and asparagus dish made with fresh pesto, asparagus, shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes. Of course, you may use your favorite store-bought pesto if you prefer. But we must warn you: the homemade pesto is the shining star in this dish. When you make the fresh pesto, the recipe is still only eight ingredients and comes together quickly! Click here for the recipe.
Some lettuces such as arugula and butter lettuce come into season in the spring, too. Of course, these lettuces are fantastic in a variety of salads. However, we love using butter lettuce as serving "cups." In this recipe, we pack butter lettuce "cups" with Thai curry chicken. These Thai curry chicken lettuce cups are full of flavor since the chicken and bell pepper are cooked in a coconut green curry sauce and then topped with crunchy peanuts. It’s a great weeknight recipe since it only uses one pan and takes 20 minutes to make. Click here for the recipe.
Asparagus in a sheet pan meal? Why, yes, of course! Making dinner couldn’t get any easier than this salmon and asparagus sheet-pan meal, which takes just 20 minutes to make. Salmon and asparagus are a perfect pairing in this sheet-pan meal since they turn out tender and taste delicious when the mustard garlic butter melts over the top. Click here for the recipe.
If you have little to no time to make an asparagus side dish, then this 5-minute parmesan asparagus recipe is perfect for you! This recipe calls for steaming the asparagus in the microwave, which makes it deliciously tender-crisp, while the toppings take it to the next level. Steaming asparagus in the microwave is one of the quickest and healthiest ways to prepare asparagus. Another benefit: you simply use a few paper towels and water to steam it, which means easy clean-up. Click here for the recipe.
Of course, we have to include a dessert in our recipes to celebrate spring! And, if you haven't noticed, everyone is posting lemon recipes at the moment. Here is one lemon dessert recipe that you're sure to love: this moist and fluffy strawberry lemon cake (recipe adapted from Alyssa Rimmer at King Arthur Flour). This wonderful, low-carb and keto strawberry lemon cake has no butter and uses whipped egg whites to create a nice airiness to the cake. It's so delicious! Click here for the recipe.
If you're looking for more lemon recipes, check back on our site soon as we're just getting started!