10 Easy Low-Carb Recipes for Spring
Even while we shelter in place, the trees have started flowering and the days are getting longer. Spring is here! And these low-carb recipes celebrate the season. They make use of spring favorites like asparagus, radishes, and tender greens but are also understanding of just how important it is to be flexible right now.
1. Asparagus, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Frittata
You can’t talk about spring without talking about asparagus. This frittata is packed with the green vegetable and is made extra-flavorful with crispy prosciutto and creamy goat cheese.
Get the recipe: Asparagus, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Frittata
2. Skillet Cod with Lemon and Capers
3. Broiled Steak & Asparagus with Feta Cream Sauce
This smart recipe calls for cooking the steak on a cooling rack that’s set on top of a baking sheet of asparagus, so some of the juices will drip onto the veggies to flavor them.
Get the recipe: Broiled Steak & Asparagus with Feta Cream Sauce
4. Radish and Turnip Hash with Fried Eggs
Radishes and turnips replace the usual potatoes in this spring hash to make it extra low-carb-friendly. You can replace the green garlic with regular garlic cloves or even a few shakes of garlic powder.
Get the recipe: Radish and Turnip Hash with Fried Eggs
5. Chicken Soup with Fennel and Farro
To make this light yet comforting chicken soup even more suitable for a low-carb diet, leave out the farro. All the vegetables and meat provide enough substance that you’ll hardly miss it.
Get the recipe: Chicken Soup with Fennel and Farro
6. Shrimp & Arugula Salad with Preserved Lemon Dressing
While preserved lemon lends a salty, umami-rich bite to this salad, it will still be great without it if you don’t have any or don’t feel like making your own. Instead, try adding a dollop of Dijon to the dressing to give it some bite.
Get the recipe: Shrimp & Arugula Salad with Preserved Lemon Dressing
7. Garlic Parmesan Chicken & Veggies
This 5-ingredient dinner comes together in under 20 minutes — and cleanup is just as fast. You could even use frozen asparagus spears and use bite-sized pieces of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, if that’s what you have.
Get the recipe: Garlic Parmesan Chicken & Veggies
8. Roasted Spring Pea Soup
A bag of frozen peas is given new life when its blended it soup. This one is extra-special because roasting the peas enhance their sweetness — plus, a dash of cream always adds richness.
Get the recipe: Roasted Spring Pea Soup
9. Cilantro-Lime Chicken
Using both lime zest and juice for this chicken ensures it will have plenty of tang. Serve it over cauliflower rice or with roasted seasonal veggies to keep it low-carb.
Get the recipe: Cilantro-Lime Chicken
10. Yogurt and Dill Chicken Salad
Swapping some of the usual mayo out and replacing it with Greek yogurt is an easy way to add extra protein, as well as flavor, to chicken salad. Any chopped fresh herb, like parsley, cilantro, mint, or basil, can replace the dill.
Get the recipe: Yogurt and Dill Chicken Salad