Summer Keto

Keto summer appetisers with basil and fish roe

Keto summer recipes anyone? how about not turning on the stove or your oven at all? Wonderful, right?! Well, if you are preparing a nice meal with seafood, you might as well prepare a nice starter or appetiser to impress your guests or family. In fact, this particular recipe will give you an extra boost in precious nutrients that can be found in seafood!

Why we should eat more fish roe?

This Keto summer adventure wouldn’t be so exciting if it didn’t offer only the top nutrients from the kingdom of mighty Poseidon.

Micronutrients are important

A single serving of fish roe provides you with 133% of your daily need for precious vitamin B12. As we already know, this vitamin is vital for many bodily functions including heart health. You’ll also benefit from 79 milligrammes of choline! Choline promotes healthful fat and cholesterol transportation and it’s crucial for fatty liver treatment!

Methionine and choline regulate the metabolic phenotype of a Ketogenic diet – A study you can read here

How about some extra magnesium? (48 milligrammes) And now we come to a precious mineral needed for healthy thyroid function – selenium! Fish roe, as many other sources from the sea world, is rich in this precious mineral!

What about Carbs?

The quantity of carbs in fish roe differs by species, however, fish roe is always low in carbs. In average, 1 tablespoon offers 1g of carbs. Interestingly, one tablespoon of herring roe has zero carbs! There is no notable fibre and no sugar in fish roe.

The measured glycemic load of fish roe is, guess what – zero. You can read more about Glycemic load and glycemic index importance in this article.

Keto Summer herb – glorious fresh Basil

Did you know, basil has been cultivated for at least 5,000! years! Predominantly it was used for its therapeutic properties. This Mediterranean kitchen favourite is a potent antioxidant. It’s rich in polyphenolic flavonoids which protect us from free radicals.

As a great source of magnesium, basil improves blood flow. It’s also a decent source of Vitamin A and has some powerful analgesic effect. Similar to Aspirin or ibuprofen!

Have a headache?

Who needs pills when you have fresh basil in your kitchen!

You can find authentic Greek ingredients for this recipe in our webshop

Let’s get turbo creative and make Keto summer healthy appetiser

Keto summer appetisers with basil and fish roe

Recipe by Roberta KapsalisCourse: AppetiserCuisine: Keto MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy, very easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

136

kcal

Quick and easy summer Keto appetiser with fish roe and basil

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado

  • 30g (1 oz) fresh basil

  • 1/2 tsp white pepper (you can use black too)

  • 30 (1 oz) g goat or sheep feta cheese

  • 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice

  • 4 tablespoons fish roe (preferably carp roe)

  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon zest

Directions

  • Peel the avocado, remove the seed and place it in a food processor. Add fresh basil, olive oil, feta cheese, white or black pepper, lime or lemon juice and zest.
  • Pulse until you get a smooth paste.
  • Distribute the paste in 4 long glasses (you can use wine or champagne glasses)
  • Place 1 tablespoon of fish roe on top of every appetiser
  • Decorate with fresh basil leaves and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving