Here’s a page from my upcoming cookbook “3 Ingredient Low Carb Recipes” (title still under construction – any suggestions?). Even if you or your guests aren’t eating low carb these recipes will wow them.
A note about 3 ingredient recipes. I don’t count salt, pepper, oil or the title ingredient. For instance if it’s a lamb chop recipe, it’s a given that you’ll have a lamb chop, salt and pepper and maybe oil in the pan. Even so, I’ve still kept the recipes as simple as possible.
The carb counts for these recipes are calculated based on net carbs (total carbs minus fiber).
Coriander Lamb Chops
Serves 4 = 0 carbs per serving
You can easily multiply this recipe to serve as many as you like. If you choose to use fresh herbs in place of the dried coriander then use 2 teaspoons, finely chopped.
4 to 8 lamb rib or shoulder chops to equal 24 to 32 ounces total
2 teaspoons dried coriander
salt and pepper
Rub both sides of chops with coriander. If you can let the lamb sit with the coriander rub for 2 or 3 hours, great, otherwise proceed by seasoning with salt and pepper. Grill, broil or sauté in oiled pan over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
Variations: use any of the following in place of coriander:
- Herbs de Provence
- Italian Seasoning
Serve with Lemon Sour Cream Sauce if desired – don’t forget to add the carbs for the sauce.
Lemon Sour Cream Sauce
4 1/4 cup servings = 2.5 carbs per serving
I love this sauce because it’s so versatile. You can drizzle it over ham, fish, asparagus, green beans … It’s also a good veggie dip or salad dressing.
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl mix all ingredients. Spoon ¼ cup sauce (1 serving) over Coriander Lamb Chops. Remaining sauce keeps well in the fridge to use as a salad dressing or dip.
Mock Mashed Potatoes
4 servings = 3 carbs per serving
1 head of cauliflower broken into florets or 1 bag frozen cauliflower
1 tablespoon sour cream or mascarpone cheese
½ teaspoon vegetable or chicken broth powder – be sure to use powdered broth and not liquid broth
3 tablespoons butter
¼ teaspoon ground black or white pepper
Steam or microwave cauliflower until it’s so soft that it falls apart when poked with a fork, about 6 minutes. Pat dry with a towel to remove as much moisture as possible.
Puree cauliflower with remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning, butter, and sour cream so that you end up with a rich tasting dish that NO ONE will believe is not really mashed potatoes.
4 cloves roasted garlic = 1 carb
½ cup shredded Parmesan = 0 carbs
cooked turkey bacon = 0 carbs
¼ cup minced chives = 0 carbs
4 servings = 1 carb per serving without dressing
8 cups torn lettuce
your favorite sugar-free salad dressing
4 tablespoons sliced olives or 1 teaspoon chopped
4 tablespoons roughly chopped flat leaf parsley or mint
Toss lettuce with dressing together. Garnish with olives and herbs.