30 Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes (2024)

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These 30 low-carb vegetarian meals are just what you need to dress up your dinner table. Here are some simple and easy ones you will want to add to your meal plan.

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1 🍽️ Why You’ll Love These Recipes

2 🍲 High Protein and Low Carbs Vegetarian Food

3 ❓ Common Questions

4 Low Carb Lunch Ideas

5 Quick Low Carb Dinners

6 Low Carb Vegetarian Casseroles and Pizza

On a low carb diet and you’re a vegetarian? Sometimes it seems like vegetarian meals can lean towards the carb-heavy side. But there are still plenty of options for you!

These recipes are tasty, carb friendly, and meat-free. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking to still eat healthy while cutting down on meat, these 30 delicious recipes will give you tons of inspiration for your next few meals!

Eating vegetarian isn’t hard at all because there are so many great foods out there that you can add to recipes. Just as anything though, it’s important to make certain that you’re adding foods that are giving your body what it needs as well.

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🍽️ Why You’ll Love These Recipes

Healthy | When you take out the carbs, you are left with a healthy plant based diet that is packed with nutrients that your body craves.

Fast and Easy | Once you start cooking these recipes, you will quickly find out how quick and easy they are. It gets to the point where you will get dinner on the table in under 30 (and often under 15) minutes. That doesn’t mean you can’t meal prep these, because you can and it will make it that much quicker to get dinner on the table.

Variety | Just like with any cooking, once you get bored of your recipes, you will eat out, grab something processed or make other bad choices. This comprehensive list will keep you motivated and on track. Grab your grocery list and start shopping. Don’t stick to your same grocery store if you want to experience great variety. Check out the hidden gems at Lidl, Aldi and Trader Joe’s to expand your options.

🍲 High Protein and Low Carbs Vegetarian Food

While this isn’t an exclusive list, here are some to consider incorporating into your daily eating habits:

  • Tofu as we made in the Teriyaki Tofu
  • Chickpeas like we made in the Rainbow Chickpea Salad, Vegan Chickpea Tuna or the Chickpea Orzo Salad.
  • Greek Yogurt (nonfat) as we made in the Vanilla Mango Smoothies, Healthy Oatmeal Waffles, How to Make Overnight Muesli or Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats.
  • Cottage Cheese

Now that you know the “powerful protein” vegetarian foods to add into your eating regimen, let’s dive in and get to these delicious vegetarian recipes!

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❓ Common Questions

What is a low carb diet?

A low carb diet is when you limit how many carbohydrates you incorporate into your daily meal plan. You would focus more on protein, vegetables, fruit, etc.

What can you eat on a low carb diet?

When you are on the low carb diet you will find some restrictions. But just know if you get creative you can eat so many foods. Casseroles, dairy, and tasty sides, etc. Feel free to check out my list of recipes below to help get you started on adding new recipes into your diet.

Are low carb diets healthy?

It is always recommend to reach out to your local doctor to talk to them about starting a low carb diet. You will find for some it is a healthy option to cut out some excess carbs. But, make sure to get a medical advice on what is best for you and your body.

Low Carb Lunch Ideas

Here are some of my favorite Low Carb Lunch Ideas for you to consider adding into your meal plan. There are tons of vegetarian recipes that will leave you feeling fueled and full ready to tackle the day.

This salad is so yummy and healthy for you! The avocados practically make the dressing as they gently break apart when you stir this salad together. All natural goodness!

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Vegetarian Tomato Mayo Sandwich

If you reach for a lower carb bread this is a great alternative for dinner or lunch. You could even use lettuce to replace of the bread for this dish.

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Vegetarian Harvest Wild Rice

Wild rice is always a great dish. This is hearty, filling, and full of nutrients to fuel you to get through the rest of your day.

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Easy Air Fryer Carrots With Garlic Butter {10 Minutes}

Carrots never tasted so good. This air fryer carrot recipe takes just 10 minutes to cook in your air fryer. Or use the oven if you do not own an air fryer.

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Roasted Beets and Carrots Recipe {Air Fryer Option}

Serve over a bed of lettuce or eat these as a side dish. Roasted beets and carrots pair nicely together.

You won’t even miss the rice with this delicious dish! This is a fail-proof recipe that packs an amazing amount of taste and flavor. This recipe allows you to get all the flavor that we love of fried rice while leaving the carbs out! Cauliflower rice is so tricky to the taste buds!

Trust me, they will be fooled on this one and you won’t be missing Friday night Chinese anymore.

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Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe w/Video {20 Minutes}

What we love most about this dish is that it’s simple but plentiful. You get that crunch from the broccoli perfectly with every single bite. This is the perfect 20 minute weeknight meal! It comes together in just a few minutes. If you happen to take a couple minutes on Sunday to prep a couple of the ingredients, you can cut down the time even more. This is one to have in your back pocket for those crazy, busy nights we all have.

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Tomato Cucumber and Onion Salad Recipe {10 Minutes}

I call this the “powerful trio” because it’s just that good. I find that during the summer months when the veggies are fresh from the garden is when I really crave this the most. This is a family favorite that we serve all the time. It comes together in minutes and travels well.

Think of this not only as a side dish but it travels well so can be taken to a potluck buffet, office potluck or even a summer bbq! You only have about 10 minutes to prep this one and you can walk out the door.

The added eggplant to this dish gives it such a fun texture and flavor. Every single bite is so good! I love a great eggplant dish!

Eggplant is so hearty that it leaves you feeling so full and satisfied! This is an excellent way to try eggplant other than parmesan.

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Asian Cucumber Salad

This is another one of those salads that is so much more than just a “salad”. It’s so refreshing and has such a great crisp to it! Partner this salad with Broccoli Stir Fry or the Cauliflower Fried Rice from above and you have a complete Asian inspired meal! Another dish that simply takes a couple of moments to prepare.

Quick Low Carb Dinners

Check out these tasty dinnersto serve up or meal prep with. These are easy dinner recipes that are low carb and vegetarian friendly.

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Instant Pot Orange Lime Chile Jackfruit

Not gonna lie…anytime I can use the Instant Pot to create anything, I’m down to make it happen! And if you’ve never tried jackfruit before, this is the perfect recipe to make it happen. Have you ever tried Jackfruit? Do you have an Instant Pot? How great is it to gather the two of them together and try this out! The citrus flavors orange and lime make me want to use my Instant Pot!

This dish is so good. Before making it, I’d never really thought about cutting the eggplants into cubes. But I just love that texture now! Do you love roasting vegetables? What a huge timesaver!

Toss them in and you have yourself 15-20 minutes to get other things done. Laundry, pay a few bills, pick up the stacks laying around. Prep tomorrow’s breakfast! You get the picture! Let’s roast everything!

It’s simple yet flavorful and takes just a short amount of time to create this dish. Hands down, our family’s favorite way to roast asparagus! My son will stand and eat it from the jelly roll pan when it comes out. There is not a bit leftover!

Cauliflower rice does an awesome job at soaking up the flavors and spices so the taste of curry really does stand out well in this simple vegetarian dish. Curry is not everyone’s favorite but it is a spice that can add a lot of flavor to dishes that otherwise can be bland, like cauliflower! Don’t be afraid to try this one out. You can always start with a little curry and add a bit more later into the recipe.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad {10 Minutes}

This is a great starter to any meal as it really gets your taste buds awakened and ready to eat. Cucumbers are almost like potato chips for me. Do you ever feel like that?

I especially love a cucumber salad. This one feels beautifully old-fashioned with the hint of dill that will make all of us remember our Grandmas!!

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Roasted Cauliflower w/Red Pepper Tahini {30 Minutes}

The roasted red pepper tahini takes an old ordinary cauliflower to a whole new level! This recipe is great to make when you are bored with the same old, same old recipes! Not anymore! Plus it won’t take long to whip it up!

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Keto Mashed Cauliflower {30 Minutes}

I firmly believe that this tastes no different than mashed potatoes. (you should test out this theory on some of your friends and see if they agree!) This mashed Cauliflower is amazing and you will barely notice the difference in the taste! Why not save the calories and carbs??

This recipe is so good and is a great choice for holidays as well. The cheese is really the star here! Do you remember putting cheese on your broccoli as a kid so you would eat it? It is like that only better! We like broccoli now and all the nutrients it has to offer!

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Cauliflower Ceviche (Vegan & Oil-Free)

I like to serve this up as a simple dip for guests and I always get complimented on the flavor and freshness. Cauliflower, red onions and jalapeno are the shining stars of this recipe! You have seen ceviche before on menus but I assure it, it is not like this one. I love the spin with the use of the cauliflower!

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Instant Pot Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

So good, no one will ever believe you when you tell them what the main ingredient is! Cauliflower is substituted for your traditional potato salad here which brings down the carb count that we all want! I love the variety and spin on this one!

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Roasted Delicata Squash Rings {Air Fryer Option}

Serve up these roasted delicata squash rings for a side or a main dish. You can even air fry delicata squash rings for a fun twist.

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Sauteed Zucchini and Squash | 20-Minute Recipe

Just a few ingredients and you’ve got an awesome dish that takes no time at all. We make this a couple of times a week. I love the simplicity and the mindlessness of the dish! Plus it just tastes delish!

Low Carb Vegetarian Casseroles and Pizza

There are even casseroles and pizza options for you to consider whipping up. These are satisfying recipes that will leave you wanting one more helping.

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Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Who says that meat really has to be added to anything? This hearty vegetarian casserole will prove that veggies can taste amazing all on their own. If you have a creamy lasagna craving, this dish is going to take care of that! You won’t even miss the lasagna noodles! Seriously, look at how creamy and dreamy this photo is! She uses a lot of the same components as a lasagna but incorporates spaghetti squash instead. It only receives 5 stars!!!

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Vegan Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Wait till you whip up this shepherd’s pie. It’s going to be unlike anything that you’ve ever tried before. (but in a very good way!) This is a great way to get your fill of a comfort food. The inside is chock full of meaty mushrooms while the topping is mashed cauliflower!

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Low Carb Pizza Crust

You can totally have your pizza and eat it too and this crust makes it simple to do. The thing that I like most about this recipe is that it is creative! She uses almond flour as her base. Something that you don’t see in a standard low carb dish! She rocks! She does not go for low fat here with the cream cheese and alfredo sauce but this is about low carb, not low calorie!

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Zucchini Tomato Eggplant Bake plus Video

I’ve made this delicious dish for family and friends and it’s always been a big hit. The recipe is not only gorgeous but it also is so easy to make that you will most likely add it to your rotation!

It’s filling by adding the cheese on top. Pack this up for a scrumptious lunch or a weekend dinner.

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Healthy Wild Rice Casserole

This is a healthy casserole that is gluten free, low calorie and a vegetarian and vegan approved casserole. Tons of flavors in each bite.

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Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Do you love zucchini? Here is a super simple and tasty tomato and zucchini casserole you can make. This is a vegetarian dish that is bursting with summer flavors.

Pizza sticks are not out of the option, here are some pizza sticks that are vegan and oil free! Serve up these and enjoy a satisfying pizza alternative.

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Veggie Pizza

Slice and serve up this veggie pizza. It will not disappoint on the flavors you get in each bite of this tasty dinner or appetizer.

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About Ginny

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Ginny Collins is a passionate foodie and recipe creator of Savor and Savvy and Kitchenlaughter. Indoors she focuses on easy, quick recipes for busy families and kitchen basics. Outdoors, she focuses on backyard grilling and smoking to bring family and friends together. She is a lifelong learner who is always taking cooking classes on her travels overseas and stateside. Her work has been featured on MSN, Parade, Fox News, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and many local news outlets. She lives in Florida where you will find her outside on the water in her kayak, riding her bike on trails, and planning her next overseas adventure.

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