If you are wondering if carrot recipes can be part of the Keto Diet, the answer is yes. You see although this root vegetable is higher in carbs, with a little macro planning you can enjoy keto carrot recipes.
Since carrots are loaded with nutrition, it’s why I aim to find creative, delicious ways to incorporate them into my low carb diet. What’s great about carrots is that they pack a lot of flavors, so a little carrot goes a long way in a ketogenic recipe.
Another thing I love about carrots is that I find that they are available year-round in the produce section of most grocery stores. And that depending on the season you can even find them in different types of colors and varieties. Because carrots are easily sourced it’s not challenging to create keto recipes that feature them.
I enjoy creating low carb carrot recipes that use raw, cooked, or baked carrots. From savory to sweet dishes, you are sure to find a carrot recipe here that you can include in your keto diet.
Keto Carrot Recipes
When it comes to creating ketogenic recipes I aim to share options that help the diet be sustainable. The key to seeing the many benefits of the keto diet is to be able to stay on it long term. If the diet feels too constraining most will give up on it before seeing the results they are hoping for.
With these keto carrot recipes, I want to show you that with proper macro planning you can have the flexibility to enjoy delicious dishes that feature carrots.
Do you know what else is great about these recipes? That they are tasty enough for the entire family to enjoy. These are not carrot recipes limited to individuals doing a ketogenic diet. So whether you are trying to limit your carbs, reduce your sugar intake or just want a healthier alternative, these recipes will assist you.
Are Carrots Ok To Eat On A Low Carb Diet?
I am of the belief that carrots are ok to consume on a low carb diet with careful macro planning. There are approximately 6 grams of total carbs per medium-sized carrot. Carrots also provide 1.5 grams of fiber so you are looking at 4.5 net carbs per carrot.
Are Carrots Ok On Keto?
Although carrots are root vegetables and therefore higher in carbs, most who are doing the keto diet can enjoy carrots occasionally. Keep in mind that the carrot recipes I share are the equivalent of 1/2 -1/4 of a medium-sized carrot. This means that they are providing an average of 2.5 net carbs to the recipe, an amount that most can safely consume and stay in ketosis.
Keto Red Cabbage And Carrot Slaw
What’s different about this keto coleslaw is that the fresh cilantro along with the kick of the added jalapeño makes it taste like something you would have while vacationing in Mexico. It’s certainly not your run of the mill coleslaw.
Not a fan of heat? Don’t let that one jalapeño intimidate you. Because, for one, the jalapeño was seeded and deveined so the amount of spice is minimal. And two, you can swap the jalapeño for a 1/4 cup of chopped green bell pepper and leave the heat out completely.
Finding creative ways to add more nutrition into my family’s diet is a mission for this mama. And this colorful salad nailed that goal.
Look I can’t tell you why it’s called red cabbage since it’s actually a deep purple so, not sure who named it red? What I do know is that the deep color means it’s actually higher in vitamin A and iron.
And that the use of apple cider means your gut will thank you for including this salad to your meal rotation. It’s a delicious slaw that also happens to fight inflammation and boost your immunity. I mean what’s not to love? The simplicity of this salad makes it hard to believe that it packs so much flavor and health, but it’s nice to know it does.
How To Make A Keto Red Cabbage And Carrot Slaw
Probably what will take the longest to put this salad together is the shredding of the cabbage and carrots if you are doing it by hand. If you have access to a food processor with attachments then it will make the shredding and grating a breeze.
You can of course also cut the cabbage with a sharp chef’s knife and grate the carrots with a box grater. But it’s so worth the little bit of effort for the explosion of flavors and colors this slaw rewards you with.
In our family, we like our vinaigrettes on the extra tangy side. Which is why apple cider vinegar is the star of this dressing.
Please note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this page.
The following are the ingredients you’ll need to put together this refreshing, crunchy, colorful keto slaw:
- Red cabbage, medium
- Red onion, small
- Jalapeño, seeded, deveined
- Garlic cloves
- Apple cider vinegar
Keto Red Cabbage And Carrot Slaw
yield: 10prep time: 10 MINUTES Cook time: 45 MINUTES Total time: 55 MINUTES
This Keto Red Cabbage And Carrot Slaw recipe is the perfect spring & summer side dish. It features a tangy apple cider vinaigrette that keeps this slaw light, crunchy, and slightly spicy.
Keto Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw
- 1 medium head of red cabbage, shredded
- 3 carrots, shredded
- 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon of sugar substitute
- Shred your cabbage, with a chef knife or food processor with attachments.
- Grate your carrots using a box grater or food processor.
- Chop your cilantro.
- Finely chop the red onion.
- Seed and devein the jalapeño, and finely dice.
- Combine all the slaw ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Make the vinaigrette
- Pour the vinaigrette over the slaw and toss well to combine.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes to allow the flavors to marinate the slaw.
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.