Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos (keto, dairy-free + paleo)

Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfatDisks of crisp zucchini slices topped with spicy beef, olives, green onions and dairy-free cheese. Made paleo-friendly without the cheese. Served alongside MCT guacamole enriched with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.

This recipe is awesome to share with a pal or keep for yourself. You could make this low-carb recipe even more keto worthy by drizzling the whole thing with leftover bacon grease. If you’re in a keto household like ours, we always have high-quality bacon grease laying around. I don’t know what it is about nachos and bacon grease, but they just go together.

For the guacamole, because no plate of nachos is right without it, I added Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides into the mix to make the macros of this dish shine. And also, I wanted to help y’all expand your collagen horizons by seeing that you truly can add it to just about everything from sauces to smoothies, dressings, dips, casseroles, and everything in between.

Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfat



You may be like, WAH, did she just use a microwave? Yes. Yes I did. You can oven bake the chips (425F/220C for 5 to 10 minutes on parchment paper-lined baking sheets) but the result is, well, bad. I wouldn’t recommend it. While I understand that microwaves may remove some nutrients, I don’t stress about it too much because I don’t use the microwave that often. I’d rather have crispy zucchini chips than no zucchini chips at all… or soggy ones because my oven doesn’t make them well.

Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfat

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Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos
Recipe type: Type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Low-carb, Keto
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Serves: 2
Disks of crisp zucchini slices topped with spicy beef, olives, green onions and dairy-free cheese. Served alongside MCT guacamole enriched with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. MACROS Fat 60% Carbs 10% Protein 30%.
Low-Carb Nacho Chips
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
MCT Guacamole
  • ⅓ cup (38 g) shredded dairy-free cheese, optional
  • 3 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Line a large plate with parchment paper, placing each of the zucchini disks onto the paper being sure to not overlap. You will have to cook the zucchini in batches.
  2. Transfer the plate to the microwave and cook for 8 to 10 minutes on 50% power setting. You know the chips will be done with the edges curl and the middles get slightly golden. Once complete, remove the parchment paper from the microwave, flip over, and drop the chips onto a cooling rack. Repeat with remaining zucchini rounds.
  3. Meanwhile, place all the meat ingredients into a large frying pan. Heat on medium, rotating until the meat is no longer pink.
  4. Combine all of the MCT Guacamole ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Mash until combined.
  5. Transfer to a clean plate. Top with cooked meat, cheese, olives, and sliced green onions. Serve alongside MCT guacamole.
Paleo: to keep the recipe paleo, remove the dairy-free cheese.

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Low-Carb Zucchini Nachos #keto #lowcarb #highfat

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I’d love to know in the comments below, what else do you add to make extra-delicious keto-tastic nachos?

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  1. I broke out in a skin rash after trying the vital proteins Collagen Peptides above. Is that normal? Should I stop using it? I am a carnivore. I eat alot of meat.

    • Hey, Yvonne! Hmm, I haven’t heard of that…Did you have it with anything else? Could it have been an allergic reaction to something else you ate with it?

  2. These look sensational. Dinner with the family Sunday night. They will never know it Keto.

    Thanks so much !

    • Thanks! I’d love to know what you all think of it!

  3. I don’t use the micro wave. Don’t think they did in the paleo era either.

    • You could try toasting them up in the oven instead! If you want to be super paleo you could try them over an open flame, although I’m not sure that will work ;)

  4. You’ve probably been asked this a million times but I’m brand new to your blog and YouTube. What kind of diary-free cheese do you use?

    • I usually go for Daiya cheese. I don’t have it all the time, but it’s a nice treat every now and then :)

    • Pretty thin! Not so thin that you can almost see through them, but as thin as you can. If you slice them thicker, it will just take longer to make them crispy in the microwave.

  5. What brand dairy free cheese do you recommend/use? Thanks so much!

    • Daiya is my go-to! It’s a nice treat every once in a while :)

  6. Could you put the zucchini rounds into a food dehydrator to save some of the nutrients while still getting a dry, crisp ‘chip’?