30+ Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners)

These incredible low-carb vegetarian recipes will impress even the pickiest of eaters. Look no further, because these healthy recipes will have you covered through breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can cut the carbs without compromising on the flavour. 


Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes

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Low-carb diets have gained popularity over the years, with people opting for a healthier and more sustainable approach to their eating habits.

For vegetarians, this can pose a challenge, as many staple foods in a vegetarian diet such as pasta, bread, and rice are high in carbohydrates. However, there are plenty of delicious low-carb vegetarian options that are easy to incorporate into your daily diet.

In this article, we’ll explore some tasty low-carb vegetarian recipes that will help you meet your dietary goals without sacrificing flavour. These recipes are perfect for anyone looking to reduce their carb intake, whether for weight loss or simply for a healthier lifestyle.


Low-Carb Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

We’ve lined up a few low-carb breakfasts that are simple and delicious. They are healthy and protein-rich. Some are perfect for a weekend brunch, while others you can whip up on a busy morning. 

Spinach Feta Frittata (Spanakopita-Inspired)
Spinach, eggs and cheese are a match made in heaven and brought to you in the form of this beautiful low-carb vegetarian breakfast dish.
Calories (per serve): 272
Carbs: 4.9 g
Protein: 14.9 g
Fibre: 1.1 g
Get the recipe here
Spinach frittata with feta Greek Spanakopita style
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms
Breakfast tarts are incredibly easy to make and particularly special when the produce is in season. Recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Calories (per serve): 226
Carbs: 5 g
Protein: 17 g
Fibre: 1 g
Get the recipe here
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms
Crustless Tomato Basil Tarts
These delicious tarts with tomatoes, basil, eggs, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, and Italian seasoning are lovely for breakfast, but they’re also perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Calories (per serve): 340
Carbs: 6 g
Protein: 24 g
Fibre: 1 g
Get the recipe here
Crustless Tomato Basil Tarts
Low Carb Green Smoothie Recipe
You can make this in less than 5 minutes and it is packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats. Recipe from Primavera Kitchen.
Calories (per serve): 168
Carbs: 7 g  
Protein: 6 g 
Fibre: 7 g
Get the recipe here
Cauliflower Waffles
These low-carb waffles can be served with maple syrup as a sweet breakfast or with an egg on top for a savoury protein-filled meal. Recipe from Feel Good Foodie.
Calories (per serve): 143
Carbs: 4 g
Protein: 12 g
Fibre: 1 g
Get the recipe here
Cauliflower Waffles
Asparagus Mozzarella & Roasted Red Pepper Omelet
This incredible omelette is filled with protein and lots of green goodness. Recipe from Inspector Gorgeous.
Calories (per serve): 370
Carbs: 7 g
Protein: 19 g
Fibre: 2 g
Get the recipe here
Asparagus Mozzarella & Roasted Red Pepper Omelet
Healthy Breakfast Pizza
This amazing low-carb pizza is so easy to make and only uses 3 ingredients. Recipe from Hungry Hobby.
Calories (per serve): 249
Carbs: 4 g
Protein: 20 g
Get the recipe here
breakfast pizza
Spinach Egg Muffins with Tomatoes
These incredible muffins are great for meal prep and are loaded with healthy ingredients. Recpie from Evolving Table.
Calories (per serve): 77
Carbs: 1 g
Protein: 6 g
Fibre: 1 g
Get the recipe here
Healthy Spinach Egg Muffins
Avocado Cauliflower Toast
Once again, cauliflower is the magic low-carb ingredient that, in this case, makes toast. Recipe form Cooking Up Clean.
Calories (per serve): 119
Carbs: 9 g
Protein: 8 g
Fibre: 4 g
Get the recipe here
Avocado Cauliflower Toast

Low-Carb Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

The following low-carb lunches definitely have to get on your radar! Filled with satiating fats, protein and lots of veggies, these low-carb lunch meals will get you into midday happy dance instead of a post-carb slump. 

Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
This recipe will make your low-carb vegetarian toasty dreams come true. Recipe form The Iron You.
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Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing
This healthy lunch is absolutely bursting with flavour. Recipe from Seeking Good Eats.
Calories (per serve): 201
Carbs: 12 g
Protein: 6.1g
Fibre: 4.5g
Get the recipe here
Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing
Easy Crustless Spinach Quiche
This is a simple and tasty dish and so ideal for those just starting out eating low-carb. Recipe from The Stay At Home Chef.
Calories (per serve): 272
Carbs: 7 g
Protein: 17 g
Fibre: 1 g
Get the recipe here
Easy Crustless Spinach Quiche
Meal-Prep Creamy Kale Caesar Salad
This incredible creamy salad is ideal for meal-prep. Recipe from Pure Wow.
Calories (per serve): 243 
Carbs: 8 g
Protein: 7 g
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Meal-Prep Creamy Kale Caesar Salad
How to Make Chard Wraps
You can fill these with any vegetables of your choosing for a delicious and healthy lunch. Recipe from Live Eat Learn.
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Chard Wraps
Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Citrus Tahini Dressing
This colourful salad combines elements of creamy, fresh, sweet and spicy and will have you coming back for more. Recipe from Stem and Spoon.
Calories (per serve): 504
Carbs: 16 g
Protein: 12 g
Fibre: 7 g
Get the recipe here
Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Citrus Tahini Dressing
Low Carb Margherita Pizza with Portobello Mushroom Crust
Everyone loves a classic Margherita pizza and this low-carb take on it is definitely a winner. Recipe from 80 Twenty Nutrition.
Calories (per serve): 190
Carbs: 14 g
Protein: 15 g
Fibre: 4 g
Get the recipe here
Low Carb Margherita Pizza with Portobello Mushroom Crust
Carrot Ginger Soup
This incredible soup will leave you nourished and comforted. Recipe from Skinny Taste.
Calories (per serve): 115
Carbs: 16 g
Protein: 3 g
Fibre: 4 g
Get the recipe here
Carrot Ginger Soup

Low-Carb Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Low-carb and vegetarian might seem hard at first but it certainly doesn’t have to be boring. This collection of hearty, healthy and flavoursome meals will keep you and the family fed and fit. 

Eggplant Lasagna
This creamy and wholesome lasagna is so good, you won't even know it's low-carb. Recipe from Well Plated.
Calories (per serve): 224
Carbs: 14 g
Protein: 12 g
Fibre: 5 g
Get the recipe here
Eggplant Lasagna
Paneer Fritters With Raita
These low-carb, vegetarian-friendly paneer fritters with cucumber and mint raita are super tasty and a great source of protein, fibre, and nutrients. With a few hidden veggies inside, this is a fabulous dish for dinner and leftovers are great for lunchboxes, easy-to-grab snacks or brunch.
Calories (per serve): 335
Carbs: 11.9 g
Protein: 17.1 g
Fibre: 3.2 g
Get the recipe here
Paneer Fritters With Cucumber Mint Raita
Lemongrass Tofu Coconut Curry
Tofu is seasoned and pan-fried to crispy, then tossed in a creamy lemongrass coconut curry sauce. It's aromatic and flavourful. Served with stir-fried veggies, this tofu dish will become your new favourite low-carb vegetarian dinner.
Calories (per serve): 429
Carbs: 19.2 g
Protein: 12.7 g
Fibre: 2.7 g
Get the recipe here
Lemongrass Tofu With Coconut Curry Sauce
Cabbage Pie
Showcasing my Ukrainian roots with a good-old cabbage pie with sour cream dill sauce. Made in a skillet, this casserole-like dish is budget-friendly, healthy and easy to make.
Calories (per serve): 194
Carbs: 17 g
Protein: 4.7 g
Fibre: 2.1 g
Get the recipe here
cabbage pie
Easy Zucchini Ravioli
This low-carb dish uses zucchini instead of pasta for its vessel and it is absolutely brilliant. Recipe from Skinny Ms.
Calories (per serve): 101
Carbs: 12 g
Protein: 9 g
Fibre: 2 g
Get the recipe here
Easy Zucchini Ravioli
Broccoli Crust Pizza
This is an easy way to incorporate more veggies into your life while still eating pizza for dinner. Recipe from Tara Rochford Nutrition.
Calories (per serve): 66
Carbs: 6.3 g
Protein: 4 g
Fibre: 2.3 g
Get the recipe here
Broccoli Crust Pizza
Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry
This dish takes only 30 minutes to make and is an absolute crowd-pleaser. Recipe from Omnivore's Cookbook.
Calories (per serve): 199
Carbs: 12.7 g
Protein: 10 g
Fibre: 2.5 g
Get the recipe here
Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry
Keto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe
This combination of Portobello mushrooms and cheese makes for a truly hearty and low-carb recipe. Recipe from Blondelish.
Calories (per serve): 173
Carbs: 7 g
Protein: 13 g
Fibre: 2 g
Get the recipe here
Keto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Tempeh Stir Fry with Peanut Ginger Sauce
Tempeh is a natural flavour sponge and you will be reaping all of the benefits with this dish. Recipe from Jessica In The Kitchen.
Calories (per serve): 255
Carbs: 15.4 g
Protein: 15.6 g
Fibre: 6.8 g
Get the recipe here
Low-Carb Baked Ricotta Dumplings
Sometimes you just need to eat a bowl of pasta and meatballs. This dish is your low-carb vegetarian answer to this. Recipe from Keto Diet Blog.
Calories (per serve): 452
Carbs: 10.2 g
Protein: 14 g
Fibre: 4.3 g
Get the recipe here
Low-Carb Baked Ricotta Dumplings
Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos
Nachos are an absolute classic. This delicious low-carb take on it absolutely bursts with flavour. Recipe from Eating Bird Food.
Calories (per serve): 150
Carbs: 10 g
Protein: 5 g
Fibre: 4 g
Get the recipe here
Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos
Easy Baked Ratatouille Recipe
This ratatouille is packed with nutritious vegetables and can be great for meal prep. Recipe from Family Style Food.
Calories (per serve): 187
Carbs: 15 g 
Protein: 7 g
Fibre: 5 g
Get the recipe here
Easy Baked Ratatouille
Pineapple Cauliflower Rice
This is so quick and easy to make, you won't even mind doing it on a weeknight after work. Recipe from The Forked Spoon.
Calories (per serve): 207
Carbs: 20 g
Protein: 6 g
Fibre: 4 g
Get the recipe here
Pineapple Cauliflower Rice
Mediterranean Halloumi Bake
Halloumi really is a magical food. Its saltiness combined with the fresh vegetables and spices in this dish really makes it a winner. Recipe from The Healthy Tart.Calories (per serve):
Calories (per serve): 254
Carbs: 13 g
Protein: 14 g
Fibre: 3 g
Get the recipe here
Mediterranean Halloumi Bake
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