16 Easy and Quick Low Carb Keto Appetizers For Weight Loss

Keto Appetizers – Appetizers are also referred to as starter or hors d’oeuvre ( that’s French!).

It refers to a small dish served before a meal. You can have some appetizers cold, others hot.

There are loads of appetizer recipes out there that you can’t take when on keto. Guess you know the reason. That’s why we have got a round-up of some easy and quick keto appetizers for you.

These recipes are extremely low in carb and will surely aid weight loss. Making the perfect choice of what to eat on a keto diet starts with keeping a list of some safe options.

In this post, you will find some delicious keto appetizers that you won’t kick you out of ketosis.

Get a sticky note, jot down these keto appetizer recipes and paste on your kitchen walls for easy use.



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1. Avocado Fries



Let’s start with one of the famous foods on the keto food list. Avocados are not strange to keto dieters. So, if you’re tired of having your avocados in your salads and smoothies, this is a new recipe you can try out. You’d love the taste!



  • 2 avocados
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cups sunflower oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Spicy Mayo

  • 2 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp sriracha

How to Prepare

  • Break and beat the egg
  • Mix the almond meal with some salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl
  • Cut your avocado open and remove the seeds
  • Peel off the skin of the avocado halves and slice them
  • Pour a lot of oil in a deep pan and heat to about 350°F. You can use a deep fryer if you have one
  • Coat each slice of avocado in the beaten egg
  • With the egg coat, roll each coated slice in the almond meal
  • Then, you can start frying
  • Allow frying for about 45 seconds to a minute until a light brown
  • Pack the avocado fries from the oil and place on a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess oil
  • And for your dip, mix some sriracha sauce and mayonnaise
  • Serve your avocado fries with the spicy mayo and enjoy!


2. Caprese Meatballs



These crunchy Caprese meatballs are adorable keto appetizers when served.

The nice look of these keto appetizer recipes are irresistible on a plate threaded onto skewers and garnished with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes.

Don’t get too much information about the taste from me, be the judge when you taste these super delicious meatballs.


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil for frying

How to Prepare

  • Add all ingredients apart from the olive oil in a medium bowl, and mix thoroughly
  • Form into 16 meatballs
  • In a large nonstick saute pan, heat the olive oil.
  • Add the meatballs to the hot oil and cook through turning both sides
  • Serve on skewers with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!


3. Cheesy Cheddar Bites



A bite from this delicious balls is awesome. The Cheesy Cheddar Bites is one of the simple yet delicious keto appetizers to make before dinner. It gets ready in less than 20 minutes.

And since you’re on a keto diet, the chances are that you have most of the low-carb ingredients in your kitchen. That makes it very easy to prepare. Get a cheesy and nice flavor taste from just a single bite.


  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp parsley flakes
  • Pepper to taste

How to Prepare

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Break 2 eggs, season with salt and pepper, and beat it
  • Add all three pieces of cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, and parsley flakes to the eggs and stir until a dough forms.
  • Cut out the dough into 8 sections and roll each section into a ball.
  • Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 14 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy.


4. Mozzarella Sticks



Making these low carb mozzarella sticks wasn’t as difficult as I expected. It’s a great keto starter for a less busy weekend because it takes a bit of your time.

Forget about the prep time anticipate the crunchy and delicious you will get at the end.


  • 4 string pieces of cheese, cut in half
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Half cup powdered Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

How to Prepare

  • Beat the egg in a small bowl
  • Combine Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and minced garlic in a medium bowl
  • Immerse each string of cheese into the egg mixture before dropping it into the cheese mixture
  • Dip the string cheese in the egg mixture and roll it in the cheese crumbs again
  • Press the cheese crumbs into the cheese using your fingers
  • Put the coated string cheese into the freezer for one hour
  • Heat half a cup of a keto-friendly oil in a pan
  • When the oil is hot, arrange some of the coated string cheese in the oil
  • Fry until the sticks turn golden brown on all sides.


5. Broccoli Tots



Broccoli is one of the low-carb vegetables on the recommended keto food list. This leafy green is rich in antioxidants and nutrients that keep your fat metabolism active.

Broccoli is a staple ingredient for your salad and green smoothies. But this is a bonus idea for you to include broccoli in your diet. These healthy baked broccoli tots have a great taste that will leave you craving for more and more.


  • 2 cups uncooked broccoli
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

How to Prepare

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • Use a thin layer of oil to grease a baking sheet and put aside
  • Soak the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute, then remove and put in cold tap water immediately to stop the cooking process. Then drain the broccoli well
  • Chop broccoli finely and mix with the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs, and seasoning.
  • Scoop the mixture and mold into a firm ball before forming into a tater-tot shape
  • Then arrange the tots on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown and crispy
  • Remove tots from the oven and enjoy hot with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce!


6. Pizza Bites



Yes! It’s pizza. But, don’t think of your regular pizza. This pizza bites recipe is a low-carb alternative to shut out your pizza cravings — no more worries about spiking insulin after having a cheat pizza.

You do not need to cheat again, make some pizza bites, and you would be good.


  • 300 g pre-shredded mozzarella
  • 12 tsp super quick marinara: tomato passata, 1 garlic clove, salt, pepper, Italian herbs
  • Few slices of parma ham cut into small pieces
  • A handful of basil leaves

How to Prepare

  • Bring your grill/broiler to a medium heat
  • Prepare your marinara: 1 can of tomatoes or passata, 1 garlic clove, salt, pepper, and some Italian herbs such as oregano or basil. Blend until combined
  • Place small handfuls of the mozzarella on a baking tray. Leave some space around the edges so the cheese can spread when it melts
  • Remove from the oven once the tops are browned
  • In a pan, brown the diced ham.
  • When the mozzarella pizza hardens, remove from the tray
  • Add a teaspoon of marinara on every pizza and decorate with salami and ham pieces
  • Garnish with the basil leaves and serve.


7. Baked Jalapeno Cheese Crisps



Are you planning a sleepover with some other keto dieters, and you’re not sure of your choice of an appetizer? This jalapeno cheese crisps recipe is a unique idea to try out.

It is low carb, gluten-free, and safe to take on keto.


  • 5 medium jalapenos
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt or powder
  • 6 -8 one-ounce naturally aged parmesan cheese slices
  • pepper
  • tabasco or ranch sauce for dipping

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • Slice your jalapeno into thin slices. About half an inch thick
  • Season jalapeno slices with olive oil and onion powder or onion salt, pepper, and place on a baking tray lined with a layer of parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until jalapeno slices get crispy
  • Place jalapenos on a plate with a towel to remove extra oil
  • Set your oven at 400F now. Then Re-line your baking tray with a roll of parchment paper
  • Take half of your cheese slice and cut into 2-3 pieces
  • Fold the cheese slices around the jalapeno slice
  • Arrange on a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Bake at 400F until cheese is crispy
  • Take out from the oven, and allow to cool before seasoning with more pepper/sea salt if desired
  • Serve with tabasco or ranch sauce.


8. Taco Bites



These cheesy low-carb taco bites are perfect appetizer options on a keto diet. When you want to cook for a party or any form of gathering, it is a good starter option, even for those who are not on a low-carb diet.


  • 2 cup Packaged Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Cumin
  • Salt  to taste
  • 8 teaspoons Sour Cream for garnish
  • Pico de Gallo for garnish

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place 1 Tablespoon stacks of cheese 2 inches apart on the lined baking sheet
  • Set baking sheet in the oven and bake until the edges of the cheese are brown
  • Allow the cheese to cool for 1 minute before lifting it and pressing it into the cup of a mini muffin tin. Push it down to form a cup
  • Let the cheese cool entirely then remove. Set aside
  • Place the ground beef in a skillet and cook over medium heat until it is completely cooked through
  • Drain the grease from the meat and add the spices and 1/4 c of water
  • Stir until combined and leave to simmer for 5 minutes then add more salt to taste
  • Add meat to cheese cups and top with 1/4 teaspoon of sour cream each Pico de Gallo.


9. Buffalo Keto Chicken Tenders



This quick and easy keto appetizer might be all you need to win the heart of your guests. Make these as started for some of your guests and be ready to welcome some heart-warming commentaries.

Though it is a low-carb recipe, it tastes great.


  • 1 lb Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 6 oz Buffalo Sauce(pre-made)
  • 1 large Egg
  • A tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt and pepper

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a baking sheet lightly with oil
  • Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Season the almond flour too with salt and pepper to taste
  • Beat 1 egg together with 1 tbsp of heavy cream
  • Immerse each chicken tender first in the egg mixture and then into the seasoned almond flour
  • Place coated chicken tenders on the greased baking sheet
  • Bake for 30 minutes till they crispy
  • Allow tenders to cool for 5 minutes before placing them in a Tupperware container
  • Pour in the buffalo sauce and shake gently to coat.
  • Serve as an appetizer and enjoy the munch.


10. Ham Cream Cheese Pickle Roll-Ups



Are you looking for a 15 minutes quick and easy low carb snacks, appetizer, or side dish? This recipe is perfect. Dill pickle ham roll-ups are quick & easy to make. You won’t regret a trial.


  • 4 oz Plain cream cheese
  • 6 oz Ham (slices)
  • 1/2 cup Dill pickle spears
  • 3 medium Scallions (cut into 3-inch pieces)

How to Prepare

  • On each slice of ham spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on
  • Place a pickle and scallion at one end of each ham slice
  • Then roll it up to form a tube shape
  • Cut each roll-up into 4 pieces. Pin in toothpicks on each roll-up if desired
  • Simple! Isn’t it? Enjoy!


11. Salmon Stuffed Cucumbers Appetizers With Cream Cheese



Don’t think cucumbers are only perfect for weight loss detox water recipes and smoothies. Here is a low-carb snack/appetizer recipe you can make using cucumbers.

So, you can keep some cucumbers for this recipe, too, after making your drinks. Try out some fantastic cucumber keto appetizers for a change of taste.


  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 oz Plain cream cheese (softened, cut into cubes)
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 5 oz Chicken of the Sea Pink Salmon
  • 1 tbsp Fresh dill (chopped)
  • Sea salt (optional)
  • Black pepper (optional)

How to Prepare

  • Cut cucumbers in half longitudinally
  • Then, cut across into shorter pieces
  • With a spoon, scoop out the center of each cucumber, forming a well, leaving edges on all sides
  • From here, whip the cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic in a blender until smooth
  • Turn the mixture into a large bowl
  • Add in the salmon and fresh dill. You may add a little sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Scoop the salmon mixture into the cucumber holes. Garnish with additional dill.
  • Serve your appetizer and enjoy


12. Mexican Keto Deviled Eggs Recipe With Avocado And Bacon



Deviled egg recipes also make a great appetizer! Make this particular recipe of your deviled eggs with avocado and bacon. They are easy to make and even appetizing.

This is a plus to your list of keto appetizers.


  • 6 large Egg
  • 2 tbsp Avocado (scoop with a measuring spoon)
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp Taco seasoning (use salted seasoning; add 1/4 tsp salt if the seasoning is unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes (finely chopped, seeds removed and liquid drained; divided)
  • 1/4 cup Bacon bits (cooked; divided)
  • 2 tsp Fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 pinch Cayenne pepper (optional – to taste)

How to Prepare

  • Boil eggs for 8-9 minutes
  • Peel the eggs before cutting them in half
  • Remove the yolks and place them into a bowl
  • Add the avocado, mayonnaise, lime juice, and taco seasoning to the yolks.
  • Mix until smooth. If desired, add cayenne pepper to taste
  • Blend in half of the tomatoes and half of the bacon bits to the yolk mixture
  • Load the mixture into the egg white halves. Top with remaining tomatoes, bacon bits, and cilantro.
  • Serve immediately, or chill until ready to serve.


13. Strawberries Guacamole Bites



The beauty of these lovely bites is irresistible. They are enticing appetizer choices for any party. Not only do these Strawberries Guacamole Bites look good, but they also taste great too.


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • A ripe avocado
  • Chili pepper flakes (1 teaspoon – optional)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Lime Juice (to taste)
  • Fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt, to taste

How to Prepare

  • Rinse strawberries and drain in a colander
  • Cut the top and create a small hole in the core of the strawberry with the tip of a knife
  • Then cut a small portion of the bottom so the strawberry can balance
  • Peel the avocado and scrape out the core
  • In a bowl, mash the avocado until a smooth consistency is achieved
  • Add mayonnaise, lime juice, salt and chili pepper flakes to the avocado
  • Pour the mixture in a pastry bag or a cone made of parchment paper
  • Pipe the guacamole into the strawberries, sprinkle with chopped chives and chili flakes if you want
  • Arrange your strawberries guacamole bites on a serving platter and serve
  • You can also put on top of tortilla chips or crackers of your choices before serving.


14. Radishes with Chive Butter



Making keto appetizers isn’t much of a big deal when you get the right recipe. This Radishes with chive butter recipe is one of the quick and easy keto appetizers you can add to your arsenal,


  • 1 stick (115g) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons of chives, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 lb (450g) of radishes
  • Coarse salt, for serving

How to Prepare

  • Mix butter and chopped chives together in a bowl
  • Put in the fridge for a few minutes.
  • While the butter-chives mix is in the fridge, wash, trim, and cut radishes longitudinally
  • Get the butter mix from the fridge
  • Scoop butter onto radish halves and press with a fork to make a nice pattern
  • Sprinkle with additional chives
  • Serve on a bed of coarse salt.


15. Grilled Garlic Shrimp



Seafood is a safe option on the keto food list. Make a spicy grill of some shrimps and make these delicious keto appetizers. This recipe is perfect for backyard parties, casual lunch, and even for dinner with a bowl of rice.


  • 16 raw shrimps
  • A large clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan pepper (or red peppercorns)
  • Fennel seeds ( 1 tablespoon)
  • Fresh cracked black pepper ( 1 coffee spoon)
  • 1 piece of fresh peeled ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Zest of 1 lime, for garnish
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

How to Prepare

  • Peel the shrimp, keeping only the tail
  • Heat the oil, roast black pepper, and fennel seeds
  • Do this until the mixture is fragrant
  • Then add the garlic clove cut in half and the shrimp
  • Leave on fire to get for ten minutes, stirring regularly. Leave until a brown color is achieved.
  • When shrimp is cooked, add grated ginger and sea salt; continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with grated lime zest, basil, and additional red peppercorns.


16. Greek Spinach Pie Recipe



I will leave you finally with this spinach pie recipe. It is one of the unique keto appetizer recipes for keeping you healthy and sustaining your ketosis state.



  • 2 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted Coconut oil
  • 1 large Egg (beaten)


  • 1 lb of Frozen spinach ( this should be defrosted and squeezed to remove water)
  • 8 oz of Feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 4 oz of Cream cheese (cut into tiny cubes)
  • 2 oz of Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 4 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh dill (chopped)
  • 4 large Egg (beaten)

How to Prepare

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line the bottom of a round pie pan with a roll of parchment paper
  • Stir the almond flour and sea salt in a large bowl
  • Then, stir in the melted coconut oil and egg, until well combined
  • Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan
  • Allow baking for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden
  • Stir together all the filling ingredients, adding the eggs last
  • Transfer the filling into the baked dough and smooth the top
  • Bake again for about 40 minutes, until the center is firm.





Make the time spent at the dinner table memorable with these delicious keto appetizers. Serve these keto appetizers as starter options before the main meal, and you would also love them as snacks.

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