Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam

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Contrary to common belief, a keto diet doesn't need to be "zero-carb" and you can in fact include a large variety of non-starchy vegetables. This Greek Briam is one of the best vegetable dishes you can have on a low-carb diet. Just like the traditional recipe, I used plenty of heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs. Instead of potatoes I added some cauliflower and topped it with crumbled feta cheese.

Fun fact: I was planning to include this recipe in my new cookbook but it didn't pass my 30-minute limit - all recipes in my new cookbook take 30 minutes or less to prepare. If you are on Instagram, I've been using the hashtag #KetoMealsIn30Minutes so you can have a sneak peak of what will be included in my cookbook when it's released in early 2017!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

9.3 grams 4.7 grams 8.7 grams 35.8 grams 13.7 grams 400 calories
Total Carbs13.9grams
Net Carbs9.3grams
of which Saturated13.7grams
Magnesium45mg (11% RDA)
Potassium649mg (33% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9%), protein (9%), fat (82%).

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

  • 1 small white or yellow onion, sliced (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ghee (55 g/ 1.9 oz)
  • 1 medium eggplant, diced (250 g/ 8.8 oz)
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower, chopped (250 g/ 8.8 oz)
  • 1/2 medium broccoli, chopped (150 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock or water (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano or 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste (I like Himalayan salt)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (225 g/ 8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
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  1. Peel and slice the onion and crush the garlic. Place in a large casserole dish greased with ghee and cook over a medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until fragrant and lightly browned. Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
  2. Meanwhile, dice the eggplant into about 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces. Once the onion & garlic are browned, add the eggplant. Cover with a lid, lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 3-5 minutes. Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
  3. Meanwhile, cut the cauliflower and broccoli into small florets. Peel and slice the stalks ... Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
  4. ... and add all to the casserole dish. Mix and keep cooking covered with a lid for 3-5 minutes. Slice the green pepper, ... Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
  5. ... and roughly chop the tomatoes. Add both to the casserole dish, pour in vegetable stock or water, mix and cover with a lid. Cook for another 5 minutes. Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
  6. Meanwhile, slice the zucchini. Add the slices to the dish and mix. Cover with a lid and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the zucchini is tender. Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
  7. Add freshly chopped parsley and oregano, salt and pepper. Leave some parsley for garnish. Mix and top with crumbled feta cheese. Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
  8. Place under a preheated broiler and cook for about 5 minutes or until the feta is lightly browned. Place on a cooling rack and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Finally, garnish with the reserved parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam Enjoy hot or cold! Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (7)

Oh my!  I had no idea this was going to be so delicious.  Wow...  I really loved this dish.  We've been trying different veggie dishes on Wednesday and this just moved to the top.  My 17-year-old said, "I like it, and that's saying something!"


Thank you so much! This must be the one side we make most often! 😊


Hi I like to meal prep on weekends for my work week can this be frozen and reheated?


No, I'm afraid this is one of the meals I wouldn't freeze. The vegetables would get mushy.


Martina, idk how you do it. You take ingredients that I've spent years convincing myself I don't like, and you turn them into a meal that I truly look forward to eating. This app/blog is my go to, and I've officially stopped ruling recipes out because "I don't like x, y, or z ingredients." Your recipes are amazing! Thank you!!! I LOVE how creamy the feta bchampagne wishes and caviar dreamscomes in this recipe. It's delightful!


Thank you so much for your kind words, this made my day! 😊


Yes I will make this Greek Briam dish, Thanks