Crisp green beans are roasted with sweet strawberries in a balsamic glaze. A low carb and low calorie side dish for the summer!
Brace yourselves, I have a new obsession: roasted strawberries. If you have never eaten a roasted strawberry, you are in for a real treat with this recipe for keto balsamic roasted green beans and strawberries!
When the weather gets warmer, I try to eat all the fresh vegetables and strawberries. I definitely save my carbs for strawberries in the summer!
Berries have the lowest carb count in the fruit food group. When you eat a ketogenic diet, berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and even grapes) can be easily fit into your daily macros.
The key is to measure (i.e. weigh) them. The same goes for nuts. It’s very easy to over eat fruits and nuts and blow your carbs for the week in one sitting. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
But I’m not going to let my love for fresh berries and green beans wither away because I eat keto. I just watch my portions and savor every bite!
I mean, is there really anything better in the summer than a crisp salad with fresh strawberries and feta cheese? Or a plate of cold cuts, berries, and cheese?
As much as I love simple down-home recipes, sometimes I need a little foodie flair to satisfy my adult palette. I was inspired for this dish watching one of those British cooking shows on Netflix.
I don’t remember what the theme of the dish was but someone roasted strawberries for a dish and the lightbulb went off in my head!
The sweetness of the strawberries combined with the acidity of the balsamic vinegar is a divine flavor pairing. And when you roast the strawberries, they get soft which counters the crisp green beans oh so nicely!
I also added in a little red bell pepper for color and crunch! Red bell peppers are one of my all time favorite veggies! Again, not giving them up just because I eat keto.
I served these keto friendly roasted green beans with my Keto Baked Salmon with Fresh Herbs but they would pair well with just about any meal this summer!
I’m thinking a fresh grilled steak, shrimp, or even basic grilled chicken would be delicious! You could even get fancy and crumble some fresh feta or goat cheese on top before serving.
Okay, now that I’m drooling thinking about all this yummy food, I think I’ll make my way down to the kitchen and go create something yummy!
Be sure to let me know how you like it in the comments down below! And don’t forget to tag me on social (I’m @keto_in_pearls everywhere)!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 9.6gCarbohydrates: 12.1gFiber: 3gProtein: 6.2g