A Greek Inspired Side!
We’re big fans of Greek food. It’s hearty and full of exotic flavors that come largely from the herbs and spices they use in their cuisine. Using lots of herbs and spices means adding flavor with very little (or zero) carbs. Some of the quintessential herbs found in Greek cooking are rosemary, basil, parsley and thyme. Then, of course, there are the liberal amounts of olive oil and balsamic vinegar that they use to cook their food! Sounds perfect for anyone on a keto diet actually.
While we know that you are familiar with the keto diet and eating low-carb, have you guys heard of the Mediterranean Diet? It’s similar to keto in that they embrace fat in the forms of fish, nuts and oils. People on the Mediterranean diet also embrace wine and a relaxed lifestyle, similar to the principles of a paleo diet/lifestyle! One key difference is that the Mediterranean Diet does allow whole grains and limits meats to mainly fish which we keto dieters embrace (you gotta love a good piece of steak!). However, the flavors and delicious tastes of the Mediterranean diet are ones that we definitely love. We’ll borrow just a few of their diet highlights in our next low carb side idea: Keto Mediterranean Grilled Portobello Mushrooms!
Just look at those herbs!
To start creating this delicious dish, we used some Greek-inspired herbs plus our favorite mushroom pairing – tarragon. Tarragon is a French herb that’s actually part of the sunflower family! It’s got a distinctly sweet aroma and mild flavor, though you don’t want to overdo it, because it can take over the dish. A sprinkle is just enough.
After being seasoned, the mushrooms are quickly grilled to cook them through and give that nice, flavorful char that comes with the grilling process. If you don’t want to turn on your grill for a few mushrooms, you can easily use an indoor grill or just fry these mushrooms in a skillet on your stovetop- any cooking method will work!
While our Mediterranean grilled portobello mushrooms are designed to be a side dish, you can easily make them into a full meal. Sandwich them between two pieces of keto bread and enjoy a vegetarian sandwich. Or, you can chop them up and mix them into your morning omelet (they still taste great the next day so make a few extras to be sure you have some leftovers!). Of course, I enjoy just eating them as is, straight off the grill. Those herbs really are addictive!
And just in case you’re looking for more hearty low carb dinner sides, check out these great options!
Here’s how we make our Mediterranean Grilled Portobello Mushrooms!
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