• Debbie

Tabouli salad or Tabbouleh is a Mediterranean vegetarian salad of finely chopped vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions), lots of fresh parsley, fresh mint, and bulgur wheat (which I substituted with cauliflower to make it low carb / keto friendly), all seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.


This refreshing salad is perfect for these hot muggy summer days. This is the time of year where my herb garden is loaded with mint and parsley making it the prefect time to make this salad.

Cauliflower Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad
Cauliflower Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad
Cauliflower Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad

Cauliflower Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad

Ingredients:

4 cups fresh cauliflower rice (not frozen, not cooked)

1 1/2 cups cucumber — chopped

1 cup vine ripe tomatoes — chopped

2 green onion, white and green parts - finely chopped

1/2 cup fresh parsley — chopped

2 to 3 Tablespoons fresh mint — chopped

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste Directions:

In a large mixing bowl. Toss 4 cups cauliflower rice with tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Notes: 1. don't be shy with the mint - it's the star of the show! 2. Serve with crumbled feta cheese 3. I think it tastes best after sitting for 30 minutes or longer in the fridge.

Nutritional Information: Calories 27.5 Total Fat 0.1g Total Carbohydrate 5.7g Dietary Fiber2.3 g Protein 2.2 g

Updated: Jun 26

The ultimate crowd pleasing party dip! This Cheesy Baked Onion Dip is made with sweet onion and a combination of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. It's rich, creamy, cheesy and melts in your mouth. It is always hit when I serve at parties or bring to any type of gathering. Whether it be a picnic, game night, family gathering, Memorial Day, July 4th, Christmas, or any holiday entertaining. Everyone will beg you for this recipe! Ideally, you should use Vidalia onions but they don't come into season until late spring so just get a sweet yellow onion and you'll be good to go. You can use whatever cheeses you like I happen to be set on combining cheddar and mozzarella cheese. I also like Swiss cheese and mozzarella cheeses. Serve with your favorite crackers and cut up veggies. If you are looking for a low carb cracker, I recommend my fathead cracker recipe (it's super easy). Both the dip and cracker recipes follow.

Hot Cheesy Onion Dip | Keto | Low Carb
Fathead Crackers | Low Carb | Keto

Hot Cheesy Onion Dip

Ingredients:

1 cup mayonnaise

2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or a combo of cheddar and mozzarella cheese - I did the combo)

1 cup sweet onion, chopped (such as Vidalia)

Note: Swiss and Mozzarella is another great combination of cheeses to use.

Directions:

1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well.

2. Place onion cheese mixture in a medium size baking dish or small casserole. Bake 350 for about 25 mins or until bubbly and just starting to brown.

Fathead Crackers

Ingredients:

2 cups grated whole milk mozzarella (I use shredded that comes in a bag)

2 tablespoons cream cheese

3/4 cup finely ground almond flour

1 large egg

1 teaspoon garlic powder (or any seasoning you like, can omit)

1/4 teaspoon salt (can add more or less to your taste)


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Place the mozzarella and cream cheese to a large microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth.

3. Add in almond flour, garlic powder, and salt. Mix well (it will be bit dry and stiff). Then add in the and mix until well combined.

4. Place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Top with a second sheet of parchment. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick.

5. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut dough into 1-inch squares.

6. Transfer cut dough to a parchment lined baking sheet.

7. Bake for 5 minutes, flip the crackers, and bake for 5 minutes more.

Nutritional Information: coming ,..

Strawberry Basil Jam . I know what your are saying. What, basil with strawberries? Yes, it's a wonderful combination of sweet and savory giving an earthiness to this quick stove top jam. This jam can be used on anything from (low carb) toast, bagels, scones to savory dishes such as fish or chicken. It can even be used in your dessert making. Recently I made a whipped topping on my Strawberry Basil Swirled Quick Bread. This jam is sugar-free and can be with no sweetener at all. It all depends on the sweetness you desire. Summer time berries are usually sweet enough but feel free to add in extra sweetness. I've added in a bit of Chia seeds (a great superfood by the way) to thicken the jam. It's best when made with fresh picked strawberries and garden fresh basil. However, it can be made with grocery store strawberries and fresh basil and tastes great! Go ahead, give this delicious Strawberry Basil Jam a try. It takes only 30 minutes (after prepping your ingredients).

Strawberry Basil Jam - Sugar-Free | Keto | Low Carb




Strawberry Basil Jam | Sugar-Free | Keto | Low Carb Ingredients: 7 ounces fresh strawberries (about 7 or 8 large strawberries) 2 to 3 large fresh basil leaves 1 tbsp water 1/2 tsp chia seeds ground* (or 1 tsp not ground) 1/2 tbsp sweetener optional (use if berries are not sweet enough for your liking) Note: You can grind your chia seeds in an herb/spice/coffee grinder. Directions: 1. Chop the strawberries in quarters and place them in a saucepan together with the basil, sweetener and water. 2. Bring to the boil . Turn heat down to medium and let simmer/bubble for 15 minutes. 3. With a fork or potato masher, mash the strawberries. 4. Lower heat to a low-medium and continue to cook another 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Bubbles will become smaller as the liquid evaporates (this is what you want). Stir regularly to prevent the jam from sticking and burning. 5. Taste, and if necessary add more sweetener (be careful it's hot! 6. Add the Chia seeds and stir. Remove from the stove and allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information: Coming...

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