20 Low-Carb Side Dishes

Most think of starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn as their go-to side items, but these low-carb options are guilt-free and always crowdpleasers.

Cauliflower Spanish Rice

"Delicious! It didn’t taste like cauliflower at all. I topped it off with some chopped cilantro."

-DeliciousAsItLooks

Sesame Peanut Spaghetti Squash

"The whole family loved this. I used creamy peanut butter instead of peanuts. The flavors were really nice. The vegetables shined through, and the sauce ingredients blended nicely. We'll definitely have this again!"

-Elisa72

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Garlic & Toasted Pine Nuts

"I made this for a family gathering a few nights ago and everyone loved it! I have to say that it was fantastic even before I added the lemon sauce.”

-sissaroo

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

"This was fabulously tasty and easy! I used fresh green beans and that seemed to make a real difference! This makes four really generous servings, but even so this recipe is guaranteed to be gobbled whole. It's really exceptional!”

-Anu_N

Roasted Asparagus

"Asparagus takes on a whole new significance when you roast it like this. I put the asparagus in a zip bag with oil and salt, shake it up and turn it out onto a baking sheet. This helps it get covered with the oil and not my fingers! it's now the only way I eat asparagus.”

-Geema

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

“Very tasty and not difficult at al! I missed in half the cheese at the beginning, and the rest at the end!”

-zoeacute302

Low-Carb Bread

"This is now my staple. For years I’ve been on the lookout for a lower carb tasty version of regular bread. This is truly a keeper! It’s nice to finally have a hearty slice of bread instead of the rubbery or airy store versions.”

-Mamascookin

Famous Greek Salad

“Delicious! I switched the green pepper out for a mix of red and yellow peppers. I could eat this for every single meal for the rest of my life.”

-Doc Mom

Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad

“Yum! I microwaved the vinegar mixture in a glass measuring cup until the sugar and salt dissolved. It was really delicious, so fresh and healthy!”

-Maven in the Making

Brussels Sprouts

"A great way to serve Brussels sprouts, even to some of my family who doesn't like them!"

-June Langton

Kale With Caramelized Onions & Garlic

“We love kale at our house. This is a good way to fix it! So many people are unfamiliar and therefore are afraid to try it. Go for it! It has a great source of vitamins, and tastes good too!”

-riffraff

Low-Carb Slaw

“Easy and delicious! I used half a head of lettuce, one stalk of celery and some diced red bell pepper. If you’re not concerned about carbs, it’s great on rice or pasta!”

-Dessert Rose

Stuffed Mushrooms

“Really good and super easy to make! I made 18 of these and they turned out amazing.”

-beachwaves1991_5150

Simple Tomato & Avocado Salad

“This is delicious! I cut up fresh cilantro to top it. I’m going to make this a ton. I love avocados!”

-dzeto

Swiss Chard with Feta Cheese

“This veggie dish turned out great! The pine nuts were a nice touch as well.”

-PalatablePastime

Honey Glazed Carrots & Parsnips

“Parsnips are the perfect veggie. A bit of honey makes them heavenly! It’s the perfect dish to take to a Thanksgiving gathering. It’s healthy, tasty and didn’t requiring taking up their oven space to reheat! This was fine at room temperature.”

-FLKeysJen

Sauteed Arugula

“I eat arugula in my salad, but this was my first time cooking it! I love it on it’s own and also as a topping for baked chicken breast.”

-ncfife

Okra Salad

“Very nice. My husband and I love okra and ave always had it as a main or side item. I liked this salad!”

-evelynathens

Fennel With Caramelized Onions

“A terrific way to enjoy fennel! It looked great on a serving platter, topped with those yummy balsamic caramelized onions!”

-Parsley

Creamed Spinach

"This was a fast, simple and pretty side dish. The sauce seemed too thick at first, but when the spinach was added it thinned slightly and was the perfect consistency. I will make this again soon!"

-Marmish

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