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Side dishes include primarily vegetables that enhance low carb or keto lifestyles.  Most recipes are designed to be quick and easy.

Low Carb Stuffed Squash Blossoms without Frying

Stuffed squash blossoms are not hard to make! Here is the “how-to” on cleaning, storing, baking or frying stuffed blossoms. The recipe below is for baked blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard. Enjoy! What do the blossoms taste like? Their flavor is light and airy, with a hint of the squash that it originated …

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Refried Black Beans to accompany Chilaquiles

Refried beans are usually made with pinto beans, however, they are equally delicious when made with black beans. This recipe for refried black beans from a can is easy and quick, and can be a nice alternative to the classic pinto beans. Serve with chilaquiles and an avocado and enjoy! **NOTE: This is a recipe …

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Pepperonata with Romesco Sauce – Low Carb Italian

Pepperonata (peh-peh-roh-NAH-tah) is an Italian vegetable dish of slow-cooked, or stewed bell peppers with onion and garlic.  Of course there are variations and some Italian cooks will add tomatoes, eggplant, or other Italian vegetables. Exclude the anchovies and it is a great plant-based dinner. The Basics of a Pepperonata Side Dish The classic way to make a …

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Almond Chimichurri Sauce for Low Carb Roasted Cauliflower

Vegetables are a staple for just about any kind of diet, but if you are not used to cooking with vegetables, getting great flavor from them can be challenging. Sauces and spices can turn vegetables into something you look forward to on a daily basis however. Try this chimichurri sauce with roasted cauliflower- it will …

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Low Carb Cucumber Avocado Summer Salad

This is a great cucumber avocado salad that can be easily adapted for either diet or taste. Change the creamy dressing to an Asian dressing if you don’t use mayonnaise or greek yogurt.  It makes a wonderful, cool accompaniment to summertime grilled proteins. Tips on the Best Ingredients Whenever you make a recipe with very …

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Hush Puppies with Hot Pepper Jelly (as a Dipping Sauce)

Hush puppies, a fried cornmeal ball, are a Southern delicacy, often served with deep fried seafood and a range of dipping sauces. The dipping sauces offered in this recipe include a hot pepper jelly, a citrus marmalade and a tomato jam. What are hush puppies? Hush puppies are a savory, deep-fried, round cornmeal ball. A …

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Quinoa is an ancient grain that has regained popularity, partly due to the acclaimed health benefits but also due to its excellent nutty flavor profile. This quinoa salad enhances the nutty flavor with roasted cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and black olives. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts &  Olives Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed …

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