Low carb vegetarian meals can be tricky to find. It can be tricky becoming low carb when you are vegetarian. Many vegetarian meals rely on pasta, bread, pulses and grains which are high carb and most low carb meals rely on meat.
Vegetarians wishing to go low carb can use eggs, non sweetened yoghurt, cheeses, nuts, lower carb vegetables, healthy oils, avocados, seeds and berries. These are all low carb, moderate protein and plenty of healthy fats.
So if you have been looking high and low for amazing low carb vegetarian meals, then read this, because I’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the internet and asked all my low carb friends, and the result is 28 Incredible Low Carb Vegetarian Meals.
WHAT IS A VEGETARIAN?
The definition of a vegetarian can be incredibly controversial to many people. Are you a pescatarian? A flexitarian? Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian? Vegan? Raw vegan?…..For most people when they think of vegetarians, they think of lacto-ovo-vegetarians – those who don’t eat meat/flesh, fish, shellfish of any kind but still eat dairy products and eggs.
For the purpose of this recipe roundup for low carb vegetarian meals, I have included eggs and dairy. I will create a vegan roundup in the future which will exclude these.
Please leave a comment at the end telling us your favourite meat free recipe.
28 INCREDIBLE LOW CARB VEGETARIAN MEALS
LCHF Spinach And Feta Pie by Ditch the Carbs- This is may absolute favourite go-to low carb vegetarian meal. It is perfect for dinner, lunch and especially sturdy to take on a picnic. Ideal for school lunch boxes too.
Courgette Mint Feta Fritters by Ditch the Carbs – Serve these courgette and mint fritters with a colourful salad and minty yoghurt sauce, and they’ll be coming back for more.
Spaghetti squash egg nests by KetoDietApp – This meal is the perfect start to your day on a Sunday morning. It’s a great way to use leftover spaghetti squash from last night’s dinner!
What Are Zoodles? by Ditch the Carbs – No low carb vegetarian meal can be complete without some zoodles. Still don’t know what they are? Take a look and learn how to make them.
Fettuccini Alfredo by I Breathe, I’m Hungry – Tender noodles in a creamy Alfredo cheese sauce – so good nobody will believe it’s low carb and gluten free!
Caprese Crustless Quiche by Wholesome Yum – This low carb crustless quiche is everything you love about a Caprese salad, transformed into a satisfying and protein-packed vegetarian me
Zucchini Ricotta Tart by All Day I Dream About Food – Not only is this cheesy tart vegetarian, but it’s great for any meal of the day. Throw a green salad on the side to make it lunch or dinner!
Low Carb Eggplant Parmesan Bites by Ditch the Carbs – These cute little bites can be made into a meal by serving with warm steamed vegetables or a huge side salad.
Cheesy Cauliflower alla Vodka Casserole by I Breathe I’m Hungry – Hearty and satisfying, this cauliflower alla vodka casserole is so good you’ll never miss the penne!
Spicy Cauliflower Quesadillas by Wholesome Yum – These spicy, low carb, and gluten-free quesadillas are made with sharp cheddar cheese, a creamy homemade jalapeno sauce, and tortillas made from cauliflower.
Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash by Kalyn’s Kitchen – Spaghetti squash is delicious with pesto and Parmesan and this Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Parmesan is low-carb and gluten-free. It makes a nice winter side dish if you’re avoiding higher-carb vegetables.
Green FatHead Pizza by Ditch the Carbs – Such a fresh and light alternative to heavy stodgy pizza. Green Fathead pizza makes such a wonderful low carb vegetarian meal, lunch or dinner.
Spiralized Zucchini Asian Salad by Low Carb Yum – You’ll enjoy this refreshing spiralized zucchini Asian salad on lazy days. No cooking involved. Just mix and chill.
Roasted Cauliflower Slices by Kalyn’s Kitchen – Roasted Cauliflower Slices with Red Pepper, Capers, Lemon, and Olives is a delicious low-carb meatless meal!
Crustless Mushroom Spinach Pie by Sugar-Free Mom – The only vegetarian meal my meat loving family will eat without complaint. It’s a hearty pie!
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash (Video) by Ditch the Carbs – Just add butter or some homemade tomato sauce to spaghetti squash and you have a wonderful easy meal. Watch the video to see how easy these are to cook.
Spinach Artichoke Breaskfast Casserole by All Day I Dream About Food- All the flavours of the classic spinach artichoke dip in a delicious meatless low carb breakfast casserole. And it’s all baked in your crockpot! Can also be made dairy-free.
Spinach Mushroom Cheese Quiche by Low Carb Yum
Low Carb Egg Salad by Ditch the Carbs – Low carb egg salad can be transformed into a full low carb vegetarian meal by adding diced vegetables such as celery, peppers, mushrooms, chilli, curry powder, mustard seeds, alf alfa sprouts or even grated carrots. The possibilities are endless.
Greek Briam With Feta by KetoDietApp – This Greek Briam is one of the best vegetable dishes you can have on a low-carb diet. It’s easy to make and full of flavour!
LOW CARB VEGETARIAN SIDE DISHES
Cauliflower Rice by Ditch the Carbs – A vegetarian staple, add flavours and herbs to make it pack a punch.
Labna with Lemon and Herbs by Ditch the Carbs – A tasty herbed cheese to keep n the fridge to add to salads.
Creamed Leeks by Ditch the Carbs – This can even be pureed into a soup with a little vegetable stock. Perfect for winter.
Avocado Salsa by Ditch the Carbs – When avocados are in season, this is a great way to serve them. Why not make a whole bowl for yourself?
Stuffed Baby Peppers by Ditch the Carbs – The perfect snack or appetiser.
Chocolate Green Smoothie by Ditch the Carbs – Are you after a liquid lunch or breakfast on the go?
Low Carb Focaccia Bread by Ditch the Carbs – Add some garlic butter and this is perfect to share.
Low Carb FatHead Crackers by Ditch the Carbs – For when you want a crunchy low carb cracker.