Grilled veggie low-carb plate

Grilled veggie low-carb plate

Get your veggie on with this grilled Mediterranean masterpiece. A fresh combo of grilled vegetables, olives, nuts, and cheese make for a tasty keto plate. And the finishing touch? A drizzle of olive oil and lemon, of course!

Grilled veggie low-carb plate

Get your veggie on with this grilled Mediterranean masterpiece. A fresh combo of grilled vegetables, olives, nuts, and cheese make for a tasty keto plate. And the finishing touch? A drizzle of olive oil and lemon, of course!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. 230 g eggplant
  • 8 oz. 230 g zucchini
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 oz. (1¼ cups) 140 g (290 ml) cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 10 10 black olives
  • 1 oz. (3 tbsp) 28 g (45 ml) almonds
  • ½ cup 120 ml Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup (2 oz.) 240 ml (55 g) leafy greens
  • salt and pepper
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Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Slice eggplant and zucchini into half-inch-thick (1 cm) slices lengthwise. Salt on both sides and let them sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450°F (225°C), or, even better, set the oven to broil.
  3. Use paper towels or a clean kitchen towel to pat zucchini and eggplant until dry on the surface.
  4. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush olive oil on top and season with pepper.
  5. Bake (or broil) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, flipping once halfway through. You can also fry the vegetables in a large skillet or cook on a grill.
  6. When done, place on a serving platter. Drizzle olive oil and freshly-squeezed lemon juice on top.
  7. Serve with cheese cubes, almonds, olives, yoghurt and leafy greens.

Tip!

Dry roast the almonds in a dry frying pan on medium-high heat for even more flavor. Stir warm nuts with almond oil and salt for a perfect finish.

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5 comments

  1. Becca Thomas
    I love keto! I struggle with too much protein so this look amazing to me! I see carbs listed, however...what about fats and protein? Are they listed anywhere? I am a religious tracker and could take time to build the recipe on my app, but honestly lean towards things that don't require quite so much effort!
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  3. Cristina
    Was yummy freshly taken out of the oven! But as I was eating, it cooled down and it was terrible :( deffinetly serve immediately!
  4. paulajhermes
    Really enjoying this meal as a former vegan the lighter meals suit me better, would love to see more recipes along these lines.
    Reply: #5
  5. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Really enjoying this meal as a former vegan the lighter meals suit me better, would love to see more recipes along these lines.

    You can find more vegan and vegetarian recipes here!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vegan#recipes
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/vegetarian

  6. szidyhenter
    Loved this one, decided to have a veggie day, I am not used to eating meat every day so this was a replacement for my midweek lunch (only 3rd day on the plan). Really filling, I thought the cheese was a bit too much so next time will have less. I didn't have almonds so I've used sunflower seeds instead. Hope this is ok. Not really feeling eating dinner, I just had some blueberries with a dolop of cream fresh sprinkled with hemp and sunflower seeds.

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