Aubergine Ratatouille

Check out my simple Aubergine Ratatouille below.

Wonderful fresh flavours makes this a delightful vegetable dish to accompany any meal. You could even serve cold as part of your salad accompaniments.

I made this one without the traditional addition of courgettes, simply because I had an aubergine to use up and not a courgette in sight. In my recipe I note for you to peel the skin from the aubergine; this is because aubergine skin can be rather bitter. If you add courgettes, although I peel these myself, you could get away with not peeling. With the addition of courgettes, add before the aubergines as they take very slightly longer to cook. NOTE-only as long as it will take you to peel and cut the aubergine.

The dish is not particularly low in carbs (6 net carbs per portion), as both tomatoes and onions contain a fair amount, but serve it with a dish which is low in carbs, such as my Low Carb Chicken Kebabs and you still have a low carb meal.

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Low Carb Chicken Kebabs

My next recipe for your barbecue is a low carb chicken kebab recipe. Chicken, and vegatables if you wish, marinated in a lemon, mustard and yoghurt sauce for an hour or so will keep the chicken moist whilst giving a light mustard flavour. Only 2g net carbs per portion.

Today I have only added chicken to my kebab sticks, however I often add onions, peppers, pineapple and mushrooms to my kebab sticks.

Chicken kebabs are great for the barbecue as they cook nice and quickly and it is very easy to see if they are undercooked in comparison to chicken legs.

Turkey or pork would be equally suitable for this recipe.

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Low Carb Minty Burgers

Continuing with the barbecue theme, today I bring you a Minty Lamb Burger Recipe. Another easy to make homemade recipe for your barbecue grill. 

Only 5g net carbs per portion

I have added cumin as well as mint to the recipe as I think cumin compliments lamb; however you can really add whatever herbs and spices suit your own palate. 

After cooking on the grill, I served with a minty yoghurt. This is simply Plain Greek yoghurt mixed with mint sauce (for convenience) and seasoned with salt and pepper as required. On the plate I added grilled butternut squash and fresh rocket salad.

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Low Carb Creamy Coleslaw

Every barbecue should be accompanied by a lovely fresh creamy coleslaw and there is nothing easier than making a bowl of this yourself for you, your family and guests to enjoy.

The supermarkets  have some wonderful coleslaws for sale, from the most basic to deluxe but it is so cheap, quick and easy to make your own, why wouldn’t you.

My recipe uses shop bought Mayonnaise. I wanted the recipe to demonstrate how quick it is to make homemade coleslaw so did not want to mess about making up mayonnaise.

Unless you like your coleslaw chunky, then I would recommend shredding the onion and cabbage as thinly as possible.

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