Keto Meat Subs (low-carb, dairy-free + paleo)

ALT: NOW Foods Keto Meat Subs #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #fatfueled #fatisgood #lowcarbpaleo #dairyfreeShow me the meat! Sometimes I just need a good low-carb sandwich, and now, thanks to this keto recipe, I have a perfect go-to. Low-carb veggies, all snuggled together cozily in a beautiful keto meat sub sandwich. Personalize it with your favorite keto lunch meats and veggies, and start chowing down!

Summertime… time to bring out the grill, pour some ice cold keto lemonade, toss some fresh keto salads, make a batch of ultimate sub sandwiches, and of course invite your friends over for an epic summer party! I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy a good summer get-together. The food, the conversation, the warm weather. I do not want to miss out while it lasts.

However, it is not so enjoyable when summer is beckoning, and I am stuck inside a hot kitchen with the oven on trying to make a tasty meal. Besides heating up the house unnecessarily, those types of meals just take a little more time than I would like when there are plenty more things I would rather be doing… outside in the sun.

That is why these keto meat subs are the ultimate summertime delicacy. They are incredibly easy and require no baking, broiling, sautéing, or broiling. Just good ol’ fashioned stacking and mixing.

One of my favorite parts of this recipe is the dipping sauce… boy, do I love dipping sauces! And this one contains one of my favorite ingredients—NOW Foods oil for extra healthy fat and great taste.

I’ve chosen to make the dipping sauce with one of four of my favorite NOW Foods oils, but you could use any of the following to complement these keto meat sandwiches:

ALT: NOW Foods Keto Meat Subs #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #fatfueled #fatisgood #lowcarbpaleo #dairyfreeLiquid Coconut Oil: You can cook, fry, and saute with this no trans-fats, all natural pure coconut cooking oil. Pure, natural, healthy coconut goodness is what this is.

Canola Oil: Canola Oil, wah? How’d it get on this list? Watch this.

Avocado Cooking Oil: Avocado cooking oil is great with any method of cooking but is particularly useful with high-heat cooking like sauteing and stir-frying since it has a high smoke point. It’s also full of healthy fats and even Vitamin E!

MCT Oil: This oil is great for so many reasons, which I explain some of them here. It’s great for dressings, sauces, and some cooking, but avoid frying with it since it has a low smoke point.

This keto sub sandwich recipe will definitely be a common meal in my house this summer… lunches, picnics, parties, on-the-go travel snack, you name it! I’m all about easy and delicious… meaning this recipe is a win-win!

ALT: NOW Foods Keto Meat Subs #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #fatfueled #fatisgood #lowcarbpaleo #dairyfree

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Keto Meat Subs
Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Low-carb, Keto
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Serves: 8
These are the EASIEST keto sandwiches you’ll ever make. Kevin and I created the recipe when we were on The Keto Diet Book Tour. We’d go to a grocery store, pick up our favorite low-carb sandwich fillings, and have at ‘er! MACROS: Fat 67%, Carbs 9%, Protein 24%.
  • 9 oz (250 g) Italian style ham*
  • 4½ oz. (125 g) prosciutto
  • 5½ oz (150 g) salami soppressata*
  • 5½ oz (150 g) genoa salami*
  • 2 avocadoes (12 oz/340 g), peeled, pit removed, and sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced in half
  • 2 leaves of iceberg lettuce or kale
  • 8 toothpicks, optional

Sub Sauce
  • ½ cup (120 ml) NOW Foods Elyndale Organics Avocado Oil, MCT Oil, Liquid Coconut Oil or Canola Oil
  • 4 teaspoons juice from banana peppers
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon grey sea salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  1. Place a slice of ham on a clean plate or cutting board. Layer a piece of prosciutto, followed by three or four pieces of salami, layering like a pyramid or making a square shape with the layers.
  2. Add a couple of slices of avocado, followed by a piece of green onion and a piece of iceberg to the far side of the meat stack.
  3. Roll the ingredients up like a California roll. Secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining meat and filling.
  4. Afterward, combine all sub sauce ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and serve alongside the low-carb sandwich.
If you don’t want to make the sub sauce, no worries. You could add a scoop or two of bacon mayonnaise to the wraps before you add the filling.

*Opt for hormone-free, nitrite-free meats. If you can't find it, go with prosciutto for everything as it's just smoked meat.

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 ALT: NOW Foods Keto Meat Subs #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #fatfueled #fatisgood #lowcarbpaleo #dairyfreeWhat are your favorite sub sandwich toppings? Chat about it in the comments below! I’d love to hear your ideas!

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  1. I’m not a huge fan of peppers. Is there something I could substitute? I’m not a cook by any stretch of the imagination so my brain can’t even think of something else haha!

    • Feel free to use vinegar instead! Apple cider vinegar is my fave.

  2. I use the Applegate Farms Uncured meats for this. I absolutely love this recipe ❤️

  3. Why would you eat cured meat? Isn’t the whole idea of Keto to help heal the gut? Eating processed meats is harmful to the gut lining. I’ve personally never seen salami or pepperoni without sugar and other chemical for preservatives added. If you know where you can get these meats without preservatives or sugar I would like to know otherwise eating this snack would be defeating the purpose.

    • Hey, Pamela! I go for the hormone-free, nitrite-free meats that I find at my local health food store. If you can’t find these, you can go with prosciutto for everything since it’s just smoked meat.

  4. I love these kinds of “sub” sandwiches. I used to live in Canada and went to subway all the time where I got their salad made right in front of me, added the cold cut combo or the chicken or tuna and bam! A healthy low carb filling lunch in minutes.
    Going to try your sauce recipe too.

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