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Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam

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This Greek Briam is quite possibly my absolute favourite low-carb side dish. It's packed with flavour and healthy fats!

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.

You can serve this as a light vegetarian keto dinner, or as a side with protein such as baked salmon, roast chicken, beef meatballs, lamb or pork chops.

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Serving size about 250 g/ 8.8 oz

Allergy information for Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 250 g/ 8.8 oz)

Net carbs9.3 grams
Protein8.7 grams
Fat35.8 grams
Calories400 kcal
Calories from carbs 9%, protein 9%, fat 82%
Total carbs13.9 gramsFiber4.7 gramsSugars8 gramsSaturated fat13.7 gramsSodium568 mg(25% RDA)Magnesium45 mg(11% RDA)Potassium665 mg(33% EMR)

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
  • 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)


  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. 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. 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
  9. Enjoy hot or cold. Serve full serving as a main dish, or half serving as a side. To store, refrigerate for up to 3 days. Low-Carb Vegetarian Greek Briam

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 250 g/ 8.8 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.7 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Eggplant (aubergine), fresh
1.2 g0.4 g0.1 g10 kcal
Cauliflower, fresh
1.2 g0.8 g0.1 g10 kcal
Broccoli, broccolini, fresh
1 g0.7 g0.1 g9 kcal
Peppers, green bell, fresh
0.6 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Zucchini (summer squash, courgette)
1.1 g0.6 g0.2 g9 kcal
Tomatoes, fresh
1.3 g0.4 g0.1 g9 kcal
0 g0 g9.2 g83 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Oregano, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Feta cheese
1.5 g5.3 g8 g99 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g18 g159 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, about 250 g/ 8.8 oz
9.3 g8.7 g35.8 g400 kcal

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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 (11)

We loved the original veggie briam recipe and were disappointed to see it was replaced with this new tray bake that is very different (yet it has the same title). Can you repost the original?

Hi Alex, this was my mistake. I was making some changes to the formatting and accidentally pasted the wrong (similar) recipe. It's all fixed now 😊

Thanks so much! We love this recipe and we appreciate you sharing it!

Thank you for noticing and letting me know!

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