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Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs

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These tasty, eerie little keto-friendly treats come together really quickly to make a delicious appetiser for Halloween.

The base is made from fried chorizo, however you could easily sub cherry tomatoes or keto crackers instead. There's less than 1 gram of net carbs per serving so they're perfect or a healthy low-carb diet.

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Serving size 3 eyeballs

Allergy information for Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
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Nutritional values (per serving, 3 eyeballs)

Net carbs0.7 grams
Protein6 grams
Fat13.5 grams
Calories145 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 16%, fat 82%

Total carbs1.1 gramsFiber0.4 gramsSugars0.5 gramsSaturated fat5.3 gramsSodium434 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium6 mg(2% RDA)Potassium102 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 18 eyeballs)

  • 1 Spanish chorizo sausage or any other hard sausage (130 g/ 4.6 oz)
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or ghee
  • 1/4 cup full-fat cream cheese (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 6 large green olives (36 g/ 1.3 oz)
  • 2 black Spanish olives (6 g/ 0.2 oz)

Instructions

  1. Slice the chorizo into 1/2 cm / 1/4 inch slices.
    Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs
  2. Grease a large fry pan with olive oil or ghee and heat over a medium heat. Add the chorizo in a single layer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly browned, and then flip the chorizo over and fry another two minutes on the second side. Remove from heat.
    Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs
  3. Allow the chorizo to cool slightly while you prepare the olives.
  4. Slice the green olives through the middle to create four round olive slices from each. Cut the black olives in quarters lengthwise, then in thirds horizontally to create smaller pieces.
    Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs
  5. To assemble, arrange the chorizo on a serving platter and put a teaspoon full of cream cheese on each piece. Press a green olive round into the cream cheese on each slice of chorizo, and then place a black olive piece in the centre.
    Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs
  6. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 3 eyeballs)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chorizo sausage, Spanish, hard type
0.3 g5.3 g8.5 g101 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g1.1 g10 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.3 g0.7 g2.8 g25 kcal
Green olives
0 g0.1 g0.9 g9 kcal
Black olives
0 g0 g0.1 g2 kcal
Total per serving, 3 eyeballs
0.7 g6 g13.5 g145 kcal

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I read all of Martina's emails and have 2 of her books, but I don't have the pizza crust recipe. Is there a link for me to get that recipe?
Thanks, Robin

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Robin, thank you do much for buying my books! Here's the pizza crust recipe:Thin Keto Pizza Crust I hope you like it 😊

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