30 High Protein Vegetarian Recipes – Jaw-dropping Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Ideas

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High-protein Vegetarian Recipes

Hi everybody,

we vegetarians often run into the trap of turning into a “carbatarian” – someone who mostly eats foods high in (refined) carbohydrates. This often happens when we replace meat with the “wrong” stuff.

Simply put: too much white bread, pasta, rice and heavily processed foods like breakfast cereals, frozen pizzas and other snacks.

But fret no more! In this post we’ve put together 30 vegetarian recipes to help you get enough protein into your diet. 

Whether you’re on a weight-loss journey or building muscle, these well tested recipes will help you achieve your goal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, we’ve covered it all!

On that note, also make sure to check out our free meal plans:

Alright then, without further ado now onto the recipes!

Breakfast

Smoked Tofu Breakfast Egg Muffins

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4.75 from 16 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp
Bonus: full of health benefits, quick and nutritious breakfast
22 g protein per serving

Boasting 22 grams of protein per serving and a taste like the beautiful French pizzas known as Tarte Flambee. You gotta try our High Protein Smoked Tofu Breakfast Egg Muffins!

Farmer’s Breakfast

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4.72 from 14 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: tasty and nutritious, absolutely great for breakfast, lunch or dinner 😉
24 g protein per serving

Hearty and filling Farmer’s Breakfast. Full of protein and energy to keep you going. Perfect any time of the day. Ready in 30 mins. Embrace your rustic side.

Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: DiabetesStrong
Bonus: mega nutritious, quick and tasty
20.5 g protein per serving

This tofu scramble recipe uses only 8 ingredients, is ready in 10 minutes and uses only 1 pan! It’s a simple, high-protein breakfast to fill you up.

Cashew Milkshake – Chocolate Style

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4.91 from 10 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: very quick and easy, can be stored for a while in the fridge, sooo yummy 🙂
17.2 g protein per serving

This deliciously smooth cashew milkshake can be made any way you like – just follow the simple instructions and you’ll be drinking a mega shake in five minutes!

Spinach Feta Pancakes

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5 from 9 votes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Sofia & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy and very healthy meal, simple ingredients
17 g protein per serving

These feta and spinach pancakes are quick and easy – and cover a whole range of important nutrition and health topics!

Delicious Mocha Oatmeal

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4.43 from 7 votes
Ready in: 7 minutes

Bonus: quick, nutritious and healthy breakfast
17 g protein per serving

Mocha Oatmeal. A hearty way to start the day. Simple coffee and oatmeal breakfast to fill you full of fuel ready to take on the day. Tastes great too.

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

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4.63 from 43 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick and nutritious breakfast, and so tasty
25 g protein per serving

Make the best scrambled eggs you’ve ever had with our quick & easy but simple to follow recipe – so good you’ll never look elsewhere again!

Whipped Cottage Cheese with Almond Butter and Bananas

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Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: BabaGanosh
Bonus: super quick, healthy and so yummy, can be stored for a while in the fridge
20 g protein per serving

Whipped Cottage Cheese Bowls with Almond Butter and Bananas – a healthy, delicious, creamy breakfast or snack. You’ll never go back to regular cottage cheese!

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

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4.72 from 7 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick and simple, nutritious and yummy
23 g protein per serving

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie. A superior blueberry and banana smoothie with a huge protein kick! Try it, love it. And thank us later.

Ricotta Pancakes – Sweet Version

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5 from 5 votes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: very easy and quick, mega nutritious breakfast
27 g protein per serving

Incredibly easy high-protein ricotta pancakes. Your first and foremost stop for all things tasty and high-protein – we know what we’re doing.

Low-Carb Zucchini Egg Nests

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: OneCleverChef
Bonus: very low-calorie and healthy, simple ingredients, super easy to make
7 g protein per serving

These simple, 3-ingredient zucchini egg nests are very simple to make, yet so delicious!

Lunch

Arugula Lentil Salad From Heaven

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4.65 from 14 votes
Ready in: 12 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: healthy and nutritious, simple ingredients, quick to make
25 g protein per serving

High protein, iron and fibre in exotic Arugula and Lentil Salad that’s healthy and vegan. Only 12 minutes to make with easy to find ingredients.

Cauliflower Steak With Lentils Red Pepper Sauce

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MealsWithMaggie
Bonus: perfect lunch and dinner, healthy, can be stored for a while in the fridge
21 g protein per serving

Pour this red pepper sauce all over a cauliflower steak for a saucy tasty meatless dish! Served on a bed of lentils with capers and mint, you won’t believe it’s vegan and gluten free.

Creamy Broccoli Pasta

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4.8 from 29 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes

Bonus: healthy, quick and tasty, super versatile meal, can be stored for a while in the fridge
22.7 g protein per serving

Creamy Broccoli Pasta. This vegetarian combo is a real nutrition powerhouse. Ready in 25 minutes, super versatile, and sooooo tasty! Enjoy!

Spiced Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

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4.77 from 13 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes

Bonus: simple ingredients, delicious and full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge
28 g protein per serving

Red Lentil Soup. Delicious – six ingredients, 30g of protein per bowl. Tasty and high in fiber too.

Melted Feta and Veggie Bake

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4.77 from 17 votes
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: amazingly tasty and nutritious, can be stored for a while in the fridge
15 g protein per serving

Melted Feta and Veggie Bake. Easy and quick. 10 minutes prep time, then for 20 minutes in the oven. High in vitamins A, C and B6, protein and fiber.

Heavenly Halloumi Salad

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5 from 4 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: quick and nutritious, easy to make, full of health benefits
24 g protein per serving

Full of protein, fiber and loads of other nutrients this halloumi salad will keep you feeling full for hours – and you’ll secretly be looking forward to more!

Fabulous Falafel Salad with Fake Tahini Sauce

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5 from 3 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: easy and healthy recipe, very nutritious
17 g protein per serving

This quick take on the falafel salad is packed with protein – and adds even more with our peanut sauce! It’s quick, it’s easy and completely animal-friendly!

Quinoa Enchilada Bake

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Ready in: 45 minutes (20 minutes preparation)
Recipe by: BeyondTheChickenCoop
Bonus: delicious and tasty, versatile meal, can be stored for a while in the fridge
18 g protein per serving

Quinoa, black beans and corn make up this delicious enchilada bake.

High Protein Black Bean Lime Dip

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4.88 from 16 votes
Ready in: 10 minutes

Bonus: quick and easy, very nutritious, perfect any time of the day
15 g protein per serving

A revolutionary high protein black bean lime dip. Perfect for parties, snacking, dipping or post-workout. Simple and with crowd-pleasing results every time.

One Pot Pasta With Cheesy Lentil Sauce

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HappyVeggieKitchen
Bonus: easy, cheesy and delicious, simple ingredients
26 g protein per serving

An easy one pot vegetarian pasta dinner that the whole family will love! The protein packed cheesy tomato lentil sauce is thick, creamy and comforting. There is minimal chopping, everything cooks in one pan, and it’s on the table in 20 minutes.

Dinner

Low-Carb Spinach and Cheese Pie

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4.63 from 8 votes
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: super quick preparation, delicious and healthy, enjoy it 🙂
20 g protein per serving

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

Spinach Tomato Quesadilla

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4.45 from 9 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: amazingly quick and delicious, full of health benefits
15 g protein per serving

Spinach Tomato Quesadillas. Easy to make and ready in 15 minutes max. It’s packed full of vitamins K and A, B2 and B6, C, calcium and potassium. Incredible.

Beetroot Pasta

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4.65 from 28 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Lisa & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: healthy and tasty, super versatile meal, full of health benefits
22.6 g protein per serving

The beets are bangin’ in this eye-catching dish. Highly nutritious, beetroots are an awesome addition to any pasta meal – including this beauty!

Sticky Sesame Tofu With Broccoli

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Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: MyQuietKitchen
Bonus: nutritious and very delicious meal, can be stored for a while in the fridge
20 g protein per serving

Oil-free broiled tofu served with a rich and savory sesame sauce and crisp-tender broccoli. Delicious on its own or with your favorite rice or noodles.

The Perfect Omelette (7 Min, Vegetarian)

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4.84 from 6 votes
Ready in: 7 minutes

Bonus: just 3 simple ingredients, very quick, tasty and healthy
17 g protein per serving

The perfect Omelette. Just eggs in this deliciously simple and perfect natural omelette. Omelettes the way they should be. Vegetarian, healthy and ready in 7 minutes.

Asian Tofu Salad

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4.8 from 5 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: nutritious and so tasty 🙂
29 g protein per serving

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!

Cajun Tofu Scramble

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Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: MealsWithMaggie
Bonus: amazingly delicious and nutritious, great for lunch or dinner
20.7 g protein per serving

These blackened salmon tacos with avocado pineapple guacamole are so tasty and bring flavor to a weeknight meal! They can be dairy free and gluten free! See the recipe notes below.

Chickpea Wraps

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5 from 1 vote
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: very delicious and healthy, really quick and easy to make
26 g protein per serving

In fact, these chickpea wraps are so wonderful, I urge you to try them out right away. Find the recipe below. Please let me know what you think!

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5 from 3 votes
Course Mains
Cuisine Mexican
Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 880kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas (1 can = ca. 14oz/400g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika (smoked paprika if you have it)
  • 4 small tomato
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (malt or red wine vinegar is best)
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ lemon (juiced = 1.5 tbsp)
  • ½ cup creme fraiche (½ cup = ca. 100g) (use soy yogurt to keep it vegan)
  • 3-4 tsp sriracha (or harissa or sambal oelek (use less if you don’t like it spicy, or even none at all)
  • 4 wraps (like corn tortillas)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional:

  • 1 tbsp basil, fresh (or coriander, chopped)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F and line a baking tray with baking/parchment paper.
  • Drain the chickpeas and add to a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and paprika and stir well.
  • Put into baking tray and roast for 15-20 minutes in the oven. Give the chickpeas a quick toss halfway through.
  • In the meantime slice the red onion finely and wash and dice the tomatoes. Put in a small bowl with the vinegar and let soak.
  • Scoop the avocado flesh out and put a serving bowl. Mash with a fork and season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Mix the cream fraiche with the spicy sauce, also in a serving bowl.
  • Heat up the tortillas in a pan or microwave, according to packet instructions.
  • By now the chickpeas should be ready, too. Re-add to mixing bowl.
  • Lay everything out, and create your wraps! We like to spread avocado on one half and cream fraiche on the other. Line the other ingredients up down the middle, and fold. Bottom first, then sides. Done!
  • Enjoy your chickpea wraps!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
30 High Protein Vegetarian Recipes – Jaw-dropping Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Ideas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 880 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 1668mg73%
Potassium 1435mg41%
Carbohydrates 119g40%
Fiber 23g96%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1850IU37%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Calcium 326mg33%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Vegetarian Toad in the Hole

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5 from 2 votes
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: tasty and nutritious, can be stored for a while in the fridge
32.1 g protein per serving

Vegetarian toad in the hole paves the way for a meat-free future – why eat meat when you can have this instead?Alright, that’s it for this post!

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