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

  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, yogurt, 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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7 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.
  7. Genevieve
    Is there any way to adapt this to make it more keto than just low carb?
    Reply: #8
  8. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is there any way to adapt this to make it more keto than just low carb?

    You could certainly reduce the amount of veggies used or even omit the almonds or the Greek yogurt to help reduce the carb count.

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