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Low-Carb Vegetable Dishes

Vegetables are an important part of a low-carb diet. Here are lots of ideas and recipes to bring more delicious vegetables into your life. See Also Low-Carb Side Dishes and Salads and Dressings.

Mashed Cauliflower (Cauliflower Puree)
Pureed or mashed cauliflower is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. Low in carbs and high in nutrients, the "cauli-taste" is very mild.

Cauliflower "Rice"
A method for making "rice" using cauliflower.

Oven Roasted Asparagus
How to make delicious asparagus in the oven. A similar technique works for the grill.

Mom's Prize-Winning Zucchini Casserole
My mother's original of this zucchini casserole won an award in the 1960's - we had a plaque hanging in our kitchen. This works with any kind of zucchini or green summer squash, including a combination of squashes.

Nutty Brussels Sprouts
Shred them in a food processor, then quickly saute with pecans, bacon, and other yummy ingredients. They cook quickly, which avoids the sulfury taste Brussels sprouts sometimes have.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
An easy and quick way to roast Brussels sprouts, giving them a mildly nutty flavor.

Mediterranean Summer Vegetables (Ratatouille)
Nothing says "late summer" to me like cooking up a mix of farm-fresh eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and squash, and seasoning it in a Mediterranean way. It's like the summer sun has been captured on my plate!

Mashed Cauliflower Gratin
This recipe for mashed cauliflower gratin makes a delicious low-carb substitute for potatoes.

Southwest Squash Casserole
This summer squash casserole actually comes out somewhat like a corn casserole. The yellow squash is put through a food processor, giving it more of a corn-like consistency.

Simplified Grilled Eggplant Involtini
A simplified version of more traditional eggplant involtini. Eggplant are rolled around a filling, in a dish similar to manicotti.

Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna
I've put various pasta sauces over cooked zucchini strips for years. This is certainly fine, but I've discovered some tricks for making zucchini pasta that's a little closer to actual pasta.

Ginger "Guacamole" with Southeast Asian Flavors
This "guacamole" contains ginger and lots of cilantro, and is a great side dish or relish with salmon or other fish with complimentary flavors.

Zucchini "Pasta"
I've put various pasta sauces over cooked zucchini strips for years. This is certainly fine, but I've discovered some tricks for making zucchini pasta that's a little closer to actual pasta.

Garlic Green Beans with Pine Nuts
These garlic green beans can be made with other nuts, or bacon if you want.

Simply Scrumptious Spinach
My husband, a noted vegetable hater, wanted to call this dish Surprisingly Scrumptious Spinach, but I thought my daughter's idea for a name was better.

Grilled Eggplant with Middle Eastern Spices
Easy grilled appetizer or side dish which goes well with a variety of grilled meats.

How to Cook Greens
How to get more greens into your diet - cooking tips, recipes, and serving suggestions.

Old World Cabbage and Pepper Saute
Cabbage, peppers, and spices like paprika and caraway seeds make this fast vegetable dish special.

Asian Broccoli Stir Fry
This Asian-style stir fry is garnished with toasted almonds for a nice extra crunch.

Italian Squash Casserole
Italian-inspired squash casserole recipe. You can use zucchini or any other summer squash in this basil and garlic-flavored casserole.

Mushrooms and Peppers in Garlic and Wine
This easy vegetable side dish can be made with wine, stock, or water, as you wish.

Easy Spinach Casserole
This spinach casserole is easy to throw together. It's easy to adapt with different spices. I find salad dressing seasoning mixtures work well.

Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
A sugar-free version of the traditional holiday sweet potato or yam casserole, with a pecan topping.

Green Bean Casserole with Onion Topping
A low carb adaptation of the classic green bean casserole with onion topping.

Low-Carb Vegetable Videos
Videos of how to prepare low-carb dishes, including ow to make spaghetti squash and cauliflower "rice".

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