Nothing says summer like a keto barbecue and I've got dozens of easy 4th of July keto recipes that will satisfy your craving for healthy low-carb summer holiday food.
With everything from grilled chicken, to keto potato salad, and 4th of July Red White and Blue Popsicles, you'll knock this barbecue out of the park with my easy, healthy recipes that work every time.
I wish I could say these are 4th of July recipes for a crowd but who knows what will be happening by this weekend. Will we be partying? Having socially distant barbecues? Or go back into a Coronavirus quarantine. Your guess is as good as mine.
My easy 4th of July keto dinner recipes range from loaded burgers to BBQ chicken and are some of our all-time family favorites.
The flavor of my summery Sesame Salmon Burgers goes up a notch from your usual fare because they're spiked with ume plum vinegar. I love making these low-carb burgers for July 4th while wild-caught salmon is in season. Salmon is so delicious and incredibly fresh this time of year, that you'll also want to make my Salmon Wasabi Burgers for a hit of incredible spicy goodness.
My 7-ingredient Green Chili Turkey Burgers are a beloved fan-favorite keto recipe. Made with ground turkey, green chiles, cilantro, onion, cumin, chili powder, and salt, these loaded low-carb burgers are stuffed with an amazing spiciness that's just hot enough to add some flavor to your cooking game but not too much. Readers tell me they love these keto burgers because they're a cinch to throw together, totally delicious, and like all of my recipes, incredibly healthy.
Sweet and spicy with the tanginess of lime, this high-protein low-carb keto dinner dish is perfect for your low-carb July 4th barbecues, but we love Spicy Chicken with Grilled LImes so much that we make it all year round. I use the leftovers when there are any, to make the incredible Chicken Salad recipe in my third book, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, you can find this easy low-carb recipe on page 67. Chicken salad is also a fantastic keto dinner dish for a hot Fourth of July weekend.
These BBQ Kale Chips are the real deal when it comes to delicious keto snack goodness. Seasoned with an amazing barbecue spice rub and coated with crunchy high-fat macadamia nuts, my BBQ Kale Chips are easy to make, super healthy, and incredibly tasty. The boys (now 20 and 21 years old) love them and have a friend who asks for these chips every time he comes to our house.
Bubby's Cucumber Salad is so refreshing on a hot summer day. My boys ask for this low-carb salad when we have picnics and it's a family tradition that spans three generations. My grandmother made it for me when I was growing up. She was an amazing cook and inspired me on this path to healthy eating.
I created this incredible keto No-Potato Salad recipe over a decade ago in 2009. It's a classic potato salad flavored with celery, onion, mayonnaise, mustard, and eggs. There's a lovely low-carb twist in this recipe and that's where I use cauliflower in place of the usual potatoes. It's perfect for summer celebrations as is my fan-favorite Asparagus Basil Salad. That one is a total red white and blue crowd pleaser.
Popsicles are such a refreshing summer treat, but store bought pops are loaded with sugar and carbs. I love making my healthy homemade keto popsicles all summer long to keep my family cool. The only problem? They eat them so fast I can barely keep up. With short ingredients lists, and quick methods, these low-carb homemade popsicle recipes couldn't be easier to make.
It seems like I created this Keto Lime Creamsicle recipe yesterday, but it was actually a couple of years ago in 2017. We still love it just as much today because it's fun, flavorful, festive, and fantastically low-carb. I have some other wonderful low-carb popsicle recipes that will cool you off like my Red White & Blueberry Popsicles and Keto Mojito Popsicles which some readers tell me they spike with rum.
These Keto Creamsicles bring back childhood memories without sugar, artificial colors, and preservatives. They're one of our favorite keto recipes that I've ever created, when you try this dairy-free low-carb pop you'll see why!
Chocolate lovers go crazy for my Keto Fudgsicles and you will too. This dairy-free, low-carb dessert is a perfect Fourth of July low-carb dessert recipe. Mr. Pantry and the boys love these low-carb dairy-free Fudgesicles on a hot summer day.
My Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a total showstopper. Made with low-carb cake smothered in whipped cream and berries, it's a gorgeous summer dessert. Add some blueberries and it's the perfect 4th of July red white and blue dessert recipe.
Check out the amazing Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from my third cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. This keto dessert is a bit tart and amazing warm out of the oven topped with Coconut Whipped Cream. I made it last week and the family went wild for it.
If you love apple desserts, you'll want to make my incredible low-carb Apple Blackberry Crisp recipe –it's a great Fourth of July dessert recipe and the perfect classic for this holiday.
My easy 4th of July keto drink recipes are refreshing, low-carb, wholesome, and healthy. On top of that, they're very easy to make. Whether you're looking for a Keto Margarita, which I call the Ketorita or a classic low-carb lemonade I've got you covered because my keto drink recipes are the best!
Whenever we have summer parties or gatherings for the boys and their friends I love making huge batches of my Keto Strawberry Lemonade and Keto Lemonade. Everyone drinks them up, and no ones knows they're downing a low-carb keto drink. That's recipe success if you ask me.
If you're looking for keto drinks for adults, i.e., that contain alcohol, then you're in the right place. I created this Keto Margarita recipe for my husband and one of our boys who is now 21 and of legal drinking age. They were so little (7 and 8 years old) when I started this blog back in 2006! It's amazing that I'm still blogging here and now writing easy keto cocktail recipes.
My Thai Iced Tea is not your average low-carb iced tea. It's a rich and creamy dairy-free, caffeine-free antioxidant-rich drink made with a secret ingredient. Check it out, you'll love it.
I still don't know what we'll be doing this year for our keto Fourth of July. I do know that I'll be making a ton of low-carb popsicle recipes and firing up our grill. And of course, there will be keto-friendly 4th of July recipes ranging from keto burgers to salads to low-carb Keto Brownies. What will you make? Is there a recipe you're looking for that wasn't listed here? Leave a comment and let me know!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this post in June 2012.