Following a ketogenic diet? Add our top 20 keto recipes to your kitchen repertoire and liven up your diet with our tasty meals. Then, check out our best gut-healthy recipes, low-carb vegetarian recipes or our healthy vegan ideas.
What is a keto diet?
The ketogenic diet, commonly referred to as the ‘keto’ diet is essentially a very low-carb, high-fat diet. The aim of the diet is to put your body into a state of ketosis, where your body uses fats instead of carbs for fuel. To do this, it is generally recommended that carbs be kept below 50g per day, while filling up on fats such as eggs, avocado, meat, oily fish, nuts, seeds and healthy oils.
Best recipes for a ketogenic diet
1. Keto pizza: Cauliflower crust pizza
Cauliflower works as an alternative to flour in this on-trend, lighter pizza base. The parmesan gives the cauliflower crust a deep flavour which you can then personalise with your own toppings.
Jazz your omelette up with plenty of grated courgette, kale, peas and chilli flakes, then serve alongside cherry tomatoes dressed simply with white wine vinegar.
Check out our easy spiced omelette recipe with fiery ginger and punchy chilli, served with a crisp tomato and cucumber salad.
Check out our easy rump steak salad recipe with creamy blue cheese dressing. This low -calorie salad is ready in 20 minutes for a quick midweek meal.
Try our vibrant salad recipe with crispy golden tofu and crunchy vegetables. This easy dish is vegan-friendly and low in calories.
Reflecting the food of Tehran’s hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak restaurant’s convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this simple omelette as part of a meze feast – just serve without the bread to keep it keto-friendly.
Check out this simple dish for coronation chicken devilled eggs. This recipe combines a retro canapé with a simple classic British sandwich for the perfect party food.
Start the day off with a bang with this no-fuss show-off brunch, packed with juicy tomatoes, eggs and avocados.
Try our smoked trout and gruyère cheese omelette for a speedy midweek meal. This recipe is quick and easy to make and it’s low in calories, too.
This recipe for chilli, cheese and garlic mushroom omelette is easy, vegetarian and ready in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect midweek meal for one.
Avocados are really versatile. Try them baked with smoked salmon and egg for a quick, healthy brunch. Serve with a side of lemon and mint courgettes instead of bread to keep this dish keto-friendly.
This recipe for sriracha and lime salmon with avocado cream is high-protein, low-calorie, gluten-free and ready in just 15 minutes. What more could you want?
13. Chicken normandy
Make a batch of this comforting, freezer-friendly chicken dish. Serve with a side of green veggie or cauliflower rice instead of pasta or potato to make it keto-friendly.
Match purple sprouting broccoli with a blue cheese and garlic dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds for added crunch.
This courgette soufflé omelette recipe is really easy, ready in under 30 minutes and tastes delicious. We think it makes the perfect midweek meal for one.
This quick and easy recipe for ginger, spring onion and mushroom omelette makes a speedy midweek meal for one.
Check out this super-simple broccoli salad with anchovies for an easy keto-friendly dish. Regular, romanesco or sprouting broccoli may be used in this salad and are particularly delicious with the caesar dressing.
Crispy chorizo perfectly complements the flavour of long-stem broccoli in this super-simple recipe. Serve with a watercress, rocket and spinach salad.
Want an easy lunch recipe? Make this quick and simple grilled omelette with garlicky mushrooms and soft melted taleggio, ready in just 20 minutes.
We love avocado! With this recipe for grilled avocado halves with harissa hummus and tahini yogurt, we’ve promoted it to barbecue star.
Tracey Raye is health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being, in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She curates our nourishing recipes and collections, and stays abreast of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.