Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes Low Carb


Looking for the best healthy vegetarian dinner recipes low carb? Swami provides a list of great vegetarian recipes that are healthy, delicious and perfect for any low-carb diet. Here are some unique low-carb choices you will enjoy – nutritious desserts, breakfast, appetizers and even lunch & dinner.

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Healthy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes Low Carb

10 low-carb vegetarian recipes

Meat-free and low-carb meals needn’t be lacklustre. These recipes are satisfying and pack a flavourful punch – from aubergine kebabs to red lentil curry

Looking for some low-carb vegetarian meal ideas? We’ve got you covered with delicious recipes, from aubergine parmigiana and red lentil curry to courgette and mushroom bhaji. For even more inspiration, check out our other low-carb and low-calorie vegetarian collections.

When it comes to vegetarian meals, it is important not to make them too carb-heavy. The key is to fill up on the nutrient-dense carbs, such as beans, lentils and vegetables, together with protein to provide a more balanced meal that will keep you fuller for longer.

Check out our ideas below, then discover our favourite vegetarian slow cooker recipes, healthy vegan recipes, dairy-free dinner recipes and healthy vegetarian recipes. 

Top 10 low-carb vegetarian recipes

1. Aubergine kebabs with charred onion salsa

Aubergine kebabs

Try these veggie skewers for an easy BBQ option – simple to put together, quick to cook and easily scaled up or down depending on how many you’re feeding.

2. Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea with less than 300 calories.

3. Red lentil curry

Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry recipe

Try our vegetarian spiced crispy egg and lentil curry for a low-calorie, high-protein, comforting meal.

4. Courgetti, pea and artichoke salad with pistachio pesto

courgetti pea and artichoke

This recipe for courgetti, pea and artichoke salad with pistachio pesto is vegan, low-calorie, gluten-free and ready in just 20 minutes.

5. Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu

Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu

This Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu recipe is easy, vegan and under 500 calories.

6. Mushroom bhaji

Mushroom bhaji

Low-Carb Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes

Looking for low-carb vegetarian main dish recipes?

Staff Picks

Spinach Pie

Rating: 4.66 starsSpinach Pie

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Rating: 4.61 starsPortobello Mushroom Burgers
The steak of veggie burgers. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and aioli sauce. Oh yeah!

Zucchini and Eggs

Rating: 4.54 starsZucchini and Eggs
A match made in heaven: scrambled eggs and zucchini. Note: this recipe is easily doubled, tripled, etc. Ratio of 1 to 2 zucchini per egg. Great served over rice. Variations: add one clove diced garlic to oil before adding zucchini. Or, add any of your favorite fresh herbs; they combine well with the eggs and zucchini. My favorite additions are oregano or rosemary. You could also add two teaspoons soy sauce to beaten eggs, or sprinkle over egg and zucchini when cooked.

Veggie Fajitas

Rating: 4.5 starsVeggie Fajitas
My family loves these peppery veggie fajitas! Serve the fajitas with flour tortillas, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and I even put steamed broccoli on the side (so each can add broccoli if wanted).

Garbanzo Bean Patties

Rating: 4.03 starsGarbanzo Bean Patties
Delicious garbanzo bean patties, lightly fried.

Vegetable Medley I

Rating: 4.52 Vegetable Medley I
This is a clever mixture of vegetables and herbs. Even if you’re not a squash or zucchini fan, you will be after you try this!

Meatless Loaf

Rating: 4.47 starsMeatless Loaf
This is a yummy vegetarian version of meatloaf! You can top it off with a ketchup glaze if you like. Be sure to select an onion soup mix that does not contain any beef of beef products.

Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry

Rating: 4.42 starsGinger Veggie Stir-Fry
I just whipped this up one day when I felt like a stir-fry but did not have all the ingredients called for in some of the stir-fry recipes on this site. I used certain veggies I had on hand, but any seasonal veggies may be used. It has a mild ginger flavor that can be enhanced according to taste, and is filling yet light on the tummy! Tofu may be added. Serve over a bed of steamed jasmine rice.

Mushroom Burgers

Rating: 4.3 starsMushroom Burgers
Serve these mushroom burgers on buns with lettuce, onion, tomato, and provolone cheese.

Yummy Veggie Omelet

Rating: 4.63 starsYummy Veggie Omelet
I enjoy this omelet served on top of toast. Use any type of cheese you like – Swiss and Gouda are both good choices.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

Rating: 4.73 starsA wedge of green-flecked quiche on a white plate with two sausage links in the background
A quick and easy crustless spinach quiche recipe that uses eggs, spinach, onion, and Muenster cheese for the perfect quiche in less than an hour.

Baby Spinach Omelet

Rating: 4.48 starsBaby Spinach Omelet
Tender baby spinach, Parmesan cheese, and a little nutmeg are cooked with eggs. A carb-cutter’s perfect start for the day.

Inspiration and Ideas

Egg White Breakfast Bites

Egg White Breakfast Bites

Rating: Unrated19
These low-calorie, low-fat egg bites with feta cheese, spinach, and roasted red peppers make a quick weekday breakfast and they’re equally as convenient for midday snacks.
Tofu Burgers
Tofu Burgers

This recipe uses tofu that has been frozen for 72 hours and then quickly defrosted. Onion, celery and cheese make these burgers delicious. This is a family favorite at the Silverwolfs’ den. Serve in place of meat as a main entree or place on a bun along with your favorite toppings: lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, etc. These burgers can also be baked in an oven preheated at 350 degrees for 30 minutes rather than frying.
Feta Eggs

Feta Eggs

Rating: Unrated219
Creamy Keto Cauliflower Risotto
Creamy Keto Cauliflower Risotto

Mushrooms, cauliflower, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese combine in this creamy low-carb risotto, perfect as a side dish or even as a main dish.

Low-carb vegetarian recipes

Following a low-carb, veggie diet? We’ve got a selection of light yet satisfying meat-free meals, including vegetable curries, salads, soups and more. Please note that serving suggestions are not included for low-carb recipes.

  • Aubergine & chickpea stew

    Aubergine & chickpea stew served in a bowlDig out the slow cooker to make this stew. Topped with toasted pine nuts and served with flatbreads, it makes a healthy and nutritious vegan meal
  • Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    Slightly sweet with added richness from the coconut milk, this simple vegan curry is a winner. It’s also freezable if you need a quick midweek fix

  • Baked ratatouille & goat’s cheese

    Baked ratatouille & goat’s cheese served in a dish

    Transform ratatouille into a bake with a layer of cheese sauce and you won’t look back. It makes a great late summer dish and delivers three of your 5-a-day

  • Ricotta, tomato & spinach frittata

    Ricotta, tomato & spinach frittata

    Healthy veggie bites that are packed with flavour – a midweek must

  • Asparagus salad with a runny poached egg

    Asparagus salad with a runny poached egg

    A simple, balanced bistro-style salad that’s low in calories but high in flavour, texture and nutrition

  • Coconut & squash dhansak

    Coconut & squash dhansak

    This quick and easy vegetarian curry is perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner – with butternut squash, coconut milk, lentils and spinach

  • Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup

    Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup served in bowls

    Cook a big batch of this filling spiced lentil and squash soup and freeze the leftovers for a speedy supper another day. It’s healthy and low in fat

  • Satay sweet potato curry

    Satay sweet potato curry on top of rice in a deep dish

    Cook this tasty vegan curry for an exotic yet easy family dinner. With spinach and sweet potato, it boasts two of your five-a-day and it’s under 400 calories

  • Herb omelette with fried tomatoes

    Omelette cut into quarters in pan with spatula and tomatoes

    Make a perfect, protein-rich brunch or breakfast for two people. This healthy omelette can be on the table in just 10 minutes, served with juicy tomatoes

  • Aubergine, tomato & Parmesan bake (Melanzane alla Parmigiana)

    Aubergine, tomato & Parmesan bake (Melanzane alla Parmigiana)

    Every Italian cook has their own version of this classic aubergine dish. It’s even better made a day ahead

  • West Indian spiced aubergine curry

    West Indian spiced aubergine curry served in a pan

    Make the most of aubergines with this vegan curry. Low in fat yet packed with flavour, you can serve it with rice or roti

  • Omelette roll-up

    A Mexican egg roll sliced into two halves

    Turn a one-egg omelette into a wrap and slather on some salsa for a low-carb alternative to a flatbread or sandwich. A quick and easy vegetarian snack

  • Spiced carrot & lentil soup

    Spiced carrot & lentil soup in a bowl

    A delicious, spicy blend packed full of iron and low in fat to boot. It’s ready in under half an hour, or can be made in a slow cooker

  • Epic summer salad

    Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • Griddled vegetable & feta tart

    Griddled vegetable & feta tart

    Crispy filo pastry makes a light base for a vegetarian tart filled with Mediterranean veg and feta

  • Cavolo nero, mushroom, potato & fontina strudel

    Cavolo nero, mushroom, potato & fontina strudel with a slice cut out

    Impress with this cavolo nero, mushroom, potato and fontina strudel encased in golden filo pastry. If you don’t have fontina, comté or gruyère also work well

  • Butternut squash soup with chilli & crème fraîche

    Cavolo nero, mushroom, potato & fontina strudel with a slice cut out

    Come in from the cold to a comforting bowl of autumnal soup. Adding a hint of chilli to this simple butternut squash soup gives it a warming kick

  • Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

    Courgette, potato & cheddar soup

    This freezable soup is a delicious way to use up a glut of courgettes

  • Mushroom & potato curry

    One-pot mushroom & potato curry

    Create a tasty, spicy vegetarian dish with mushroom and curry in less than half an hour

  • Asparagus & new potato frittata

    Asparagus & new potato frittata

    A simple, low-calorie spring main that uses the season’s finest ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes

  • Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

    Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

    A veggie dinner party dish which stands alone as a vegan main course or as a complex side dish perfect served with spiced roast meat or fish.

  • Creamy mushroom soup

    Cream of wild mushroom soup

    Use porcini and wild mushrooms to make this rich and creamy soup that makes a filling yet light supper for cold nights. Serve with croutons and chives

  • Bean & halloumi stew

    Bean & halloumi stew served in a bowl

    Use a can of mixed beans to make this tomato-based veggie stew with halloumi. Make it in just 25 minutes for a quick and easy midweek supper

  • Somerset stew with cheddar & parsley mash

    Somerset stew with cheddar & parsley mash

    This family winter warmer is full of flavour and goodness. Adapt for meat lovers by adding sausages

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