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We’ve got 16 delicious and easy low carb vegetarian recipes for you to try today.

From zoodles to cauliflower rice to salads, we’ve found all kinds of ways to deliver delicious vegetarian meals while cutting down on carbs!

So if low carb vegetarian dishes are what you’re after, look no further!

Why eat low carb vegetarian recipes?

There are plenty of reasons why you might be looking for healthy low carb vegetarian recipes.

You may want to cook low carb vegetarian meals in order to reduce your intake of unhealthy processed carbs, like white bread and pasta. Reducing the amount of these carbs in your diet could help prevent Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

However, there are plenty of healthy carbs, namely unprocessed whole grain carbs, that provide your body with important fuel.

People mainly try low carb vegetarian recipes for weight loss. There is a lot of debate over why they are effective. One theory is that cutting carbs means you eat more protein, which has been shown to be super filling and consequently reduce overall calorie intake.

Another theory is that cutting carbs reduces your body’s production of insulin. Insulin stimulates fat production, so less insulin = less fat, to put it very simply.

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What’s on the menu?

So what low carb veggie recipes do we have for you today?

We’ve got a few fun zoodle recipes, perfect for anyone who has a spiralizer (and if you don’t, we totally recommend getting one, they are A LOT of fun!).

For breakfast, we have delicious breakfast egg muffins, or this amazing kale breakfast salad. Oh, and we are super proud of these cream cheese pancakes – who knew you could make pancakes out of just cream cheese and eggs!

For lunch or dinner, try some delicious Italian style zoodles, or these mouthwatering tahini cauliflower steaks!

So many easy low carb vegetarian meals await you! We hope you enjoy!

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Low Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)

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4.6 from 140 votes
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Carbs per serving: 15.8 g
Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins. Simple recipe, great taste. Low carb and high in protein. Perfect as a full meal or filling snack.

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: DeliciousLittleBites

Carbs per serving: 11.4 g
This Cheesy Cauliflower Soup is a delicious low-carb, vegetarian alternative to the popular cheesy potato soup that can easily be made gluten free as well!

Grilled Ginger Cauliflower Steaks With Tahini Sauce

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe byStrength&Sunshine

Carbs per serving: 14.2 g
Thick slices of cauliflower, rubbed with spices & grilled. Served with a tahini sauce, these grilled ginger cauliflower steaks need to hit your grill stat!

Low Carb High Taste Zoodles

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4.68 from 25 votes
Ready in:15 minutes

Carbs per serving: 14.7 g
Low Carb High Taste Zoodles. Italian style spiralized zucchini noodles ready in just 15 minutes, excellent for a quick lunch or dinner.

Breakfast Kale Salad

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: Glue&Glitter

Carbs per serving: 30.7 g
Breakfast Kale Salad is all the goodness of a breakfast sandwich without the bread. Instead, it’s all piled into a big, beautiful bowl.

Rich Egg Quiches in Pepper Cups

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Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: AMummyToo

Carbs per serving: 8.6 g
A gorgeous twist on the traditional quiche, which swaps out the pastry for peppers and fills them with a classic mix of eggs, milk, cheese, made extra special with a pinch of sage. Fluffy,low carb,…

Velvety Zucchini Basil Soup

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Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: VegetarianGastronomy

Carbs per serving: 15.8 g
One spoonful of this soup and you’ll be BEGGING for the entire pot! This Velvety Zucchini Basil Soup is a wonderful surprise. All the subtle flavors, the velvety texture, vegan, gluten-free, and only…

Cauliflower Mac N’ Cheese

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Ready in: 44 minutes
Recipe by: TheRealisticNutritionist

Carbs per serving: 13.8 g
Craving a lower carb version of your favorite comfort food? Whip up a batch of this cauliflower mac n’ cheese!

Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes

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4.76 from 97 votes
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Carbs per serving: 2.7 g
The 2 ingredient Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes. Just mix eggs and cream cheese to get delicious low carb, high taste pancakes. Ready in 10 minutes.

Nut-Free Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: TheVegan8

Carbs per serving: 16.5 g
Finally, I’m finally sharing my nut-free vegan alfredo sauce. And for a fun twist, over zoodles (zucchini noodles). You will understand why later in the post. Ever since I posted my 20 Minute Alfredo…

Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

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4.73 from 37 votes
Ready in:45 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena Nart & HurryTheFoodUp

Carbs per serving: 18.8 g
Loads of healthy veggies cooked with garlic and covered in cheese. Delicious!! A favourite low-carb meal.

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla Recipe {Healthy Snack}

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Ready in: 18 minutes
Recipe by: CookinCanuck

Carbs per serving: 6.8 g
This mini quesadilla recipe will make snack time fun (and healthy!) Stuffed with hummus and avocado, they’re a breeze to make!

Cumin Roasted Vegetable Salad

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Ready in: 60 minutes
Recipe by: LucisMorsels

Carbs per serving: 28.6 g
Roasting is the easiest and most delicious way to get your needed daily dose of vegetables. I’ve roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and cauliflower for quite a few recent family dinners back…

Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna

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Ready in: 3 hours
Recipe by: WellPlated

Carbs per serving: 18.2 g
Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna made with zucchini and eggplant in place of pasta. Healthy, gluten free, and your slow cooker does all the work!

Asian Tofu Salad

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4.75 from 16 votes
Ready in:20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Carbs per serving: 33.6 g
Asian Tofu Salad, High in Protein, Low-carb and Vegan. A crunchy and colourful mix of delicious vegan foods that look great and taste even better!

Zucchini Noodles With Vegan Portobello Bolognese

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: DomesticateMe

Carbs per serving: 28.5 g
Dust off that spiralizer, people. This simple vegan (and GF) Bolognese is a game changer.

Low-Carb Spinach and Cheese Pie

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4.74 from 38 votes
Ready in:40 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Carbs per serving: 7 g
This low-carb pie that’s keto-friendly is incredibly tasty – and the best thing – it takes only five minutes to prep! Seriously!

Did you find any low carb vegetarian recipes that you like? Let us know which were your favourites in the comments!

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33 comments
  1. Thank you for including my recipe among so much beautiful food!

    1. Sure thing Becky! Glad you like the round up 😀

  2. Thanks for including my recipe Howie! Love all the low-carb options! what a great roundup! Will share.

    1. Thanks a ton Anjali!! 😀

    2. which one is yours Anjali?

  3. Some interesting and delicious-looking vegan options like Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla. Really happy I’ve stumbled upon this roundup, thank you for sharing!

    1. Avocados are not vegan, as farmed bees are used to cultivate them.

      1. Well, hmmm. Interesting point, Dave! But I’d argue many veg/fruits are cultivated with bees?

      2. Oh my God shut up.

  4. My daughter is vegetarian, has been for about 3 years, and the rest of our household is not. I struggle to find dishes to make for her that aren’t carb loaded and dishes the rest of our family will eat also. I’m tired of making separate dinners so I think a lot of these would be great for all!

    1. Hi Nicole, glad we could help a bit! I’m sure you’ll find some great ideas for her. If you haven’t seen this section already, then this high-protein area has a lot (not all, but many) of lower carb recipes too. And taste great, in our humble opinion :). Maybe the others in the family will get jealous and want in, too. https://hurrythefoodup.com/category/recipes/high-protein-vegetarian-recipes/

      Let me know if we can help at all!

  5. The link for the green bean recipe no longer takes you to a recipe. Maybe see about that. But these are awesome and I will be using many of them! Thanks!

    1. You’re very welcome, and thanks, too! Will find something to replace the green beans 🙂

  6. Being a vegetarian really doesn’t stop you from having a wide spectrum of dishes to choose from and these low carb dishes are a real delight to enjoy.

  7. 5 stars
    This turned out amazing, I made a few modifications to stay within my carb limit and it was still fantastic!

  8. 5 stars
    I try almost your list recipe. It’s actually so good. Believe me! Thanks you much… hope you sharing more!

  9. 5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe. This list is so amazing and delicious. I’m wanting loss weight, I think this recipe will help me a lot.

    1. Really glad to hear, Diya!! All the success with your weight loss journey!

  10. Thank you so much for this well-curated collection. I am always searching for low-carb, vegetarian options for my family and have difficulty finding recipes that look good. I’ve printed several of these and can’t wait to get started.

    1. You’re welcome Pam. I’m glad you’ve found a few ideas for you and the family. Low-carb isn’t always easy to find absolutely, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled! 😀

  11. 5 stars
    All the recipes are easy to make, low in carbohydrates, taste great

  12. 5 stars
    So perfect. It’s so easy and convenient. Thank you for tips! Wish you all the best!

  13. Can’t wait to try some. I LOVE pancakes, so I’ll try that one first! I asked God this morning to help me lose weight and you popped right up! Thanks so much.

  14. 5 stars
    I’m on a diet and consume vegan dishes only. My schedule started in last week and I had no idea about menus for my diets. I just eat foods without white rice like I’m walking in the sky. Thanks Goodness, I found your article and I can try some new ideas. Thanks a lot!

  15. Hi guys! Wanted to follow you on Facebook, but couldn’t find you. Are you still cooking.

    1. Hi Jin!

      Yes, we’re still cooking. The thing is facebook took our page down and there is no way to contact them. We were successful two times by contacting facebook employees directly, but somehow their firewall doesnt like us and we’re offline shortly after 🙁
      It’s a really bummer, we miss our fb page!

  16. 5 stars
    Great, easy recipe. I needed something good without totally throwing healthy eating out the window. Thanks!

  17. So easy to follow and healthy. Thank you so much for your guide!!!

    1. You’re welcome Dayne!! 🙂

  18. Hi there! This is Luci from Luci’s Morsels – the roasted cumin salad recipe. I have an update photo for this recipe. is there a good email to send it to for a better looking photo for your site? Thanks!

    1. Hi Luci! Of course, send us the photo to the email: daveandhauke@hurrythefoodup.com. Thank you for the update!

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