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25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads

Here’s my updated collection of 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads, because holidays are challenging for low-carb eaters, and Low-Carb Holiday Recipes are always a win! Check out Holiday Recipes to see more low-carb ideas for the holidays!

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I know how hard it is to stick with a low-carb eating plan during the holidays, and one thing that helps is to have a tasty collection of low-carb holiday recipes! So to help you get started with that I’m sharing this updated round-up of 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads. These are perfect for anyone who needs the lowest-carb holiday menu, whatever the reason!

Every recipe here is a favorite I’ve enjoyed many times, so I know you won’t feel deprived with any of these on your holiday table. I’m updating this post with better photos for some of these favorites plus adding a few new options, and I hope you’ll find a low-carb dish here you’ll really enjoy when all that sweet holiday food is staring you in the face!

And if you’re a long time reader who’s enjoyed some of these favorites through the years, I’d love to hear in the comments about which ones you might be making during the holidays!

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheddar Pecan Almond Crisps

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheddar Pecan Almond Crisps

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads from KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze

Sheila’s Low-Carb Shrimp Dip

Sheila’s Low-Carb Shrimp Dip

Roasted Christmas Cauliflower with Red Bell Pepper, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts

Roasted Christmas Cauliflower with Red Bell Pepper, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts

Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites

Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads from KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower

Low-Carb Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Pepper, Feta and Lime

Low-Carb Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Pepper, Feta and Lime

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds

Low-Carb Vegetarian Chile Rellenos Bake

Low-Carb Vegetarian Chile Rellenos Bake
(Cut into small pieces and serve with toothpicks for an appetizer.)

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Kalyn’s Favorite Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon, Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts

Easy Low-Carb Shrimp Ceviche

Easy Low-Carb Shrimp Ceviche

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites

Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini

Spicy Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Peperoncini

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Easy Shrimp Cocktail with Creamy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

Low-Carb Stuffed Mushrooms with Olives and Feta Cheese

Low-Carb Stuffed Mushrooms with Olives and Feta Cheese

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cauliflower Gratin with Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan

Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Peppers with Garlic and Ginger

Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Peppers with Garlic and Ginger

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds

Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad

Low-Carb Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Lemony Green Beans with Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest

Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

Holiday Roasted Asparagus with Red Pepper and Gorgonzola

Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad

Lettuce-Free Keto Cobb Salad

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola

More Low-Carb Holiday Recipes:

How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the CrockPot or Instant Pot ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
23 Low-Carb But Totally Satisfying Holiday Side Dishes ~ Parade magazine

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    20 Comments on “25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads”

  1. Awesome recipes. My family is surely going to love these! New great dishes on my list.

  2. Kayln, how can you forget about (Trini?) cranberry salsa…every year i have to come here for the recipe.

    • I do have that in a round-up of my personal top ten which I’m posting today, but it’s not a low-carb recipe so I can’t put it in this collection! Glad to hear you have enjoyed it!

  3.  These are perfect for anyone who needs the lowest-carb Thanksgiving menu, whatever the reason!

  4. That roasted asparagus has my name written all over it! YUM!

  5. Even though I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I’m going to save these recipes for my next holiday meal planning!

  6. Just had your Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds for dinner yesterday – we make it quite a lot!

    I think I'm going to try some of these Brussels sprouts recipes soon.

    Happy holidays!

  7. Hi Kalyn, Thanks for Put these recipes together. I'm just looking holiday side dishes.

  8. Thank you Vincent! I hope you love that salad as much as I do, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Was looking for a complimentary salad for Thanksgiving, going to try the spinach salad with cranberries, almonds, & goat cheese! Thank-you for posting so many excellent dishes….

  10. This looks so delicious and utterly addictive, and SO easy to make. This is a must make for the holidays.

  11. This collection of recipes almost — almost! — makes me wish I were hosting Thanksgiving this year!