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.
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
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)
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
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
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
This Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu recipe is easy, vegan and under 500 calories.
6. Mushroom bhaji
7. Turmeric-fried veggie rice
Try our vibrant turmeric-fried rice. This colourful recipe is packed with crunchy veg, punchy flavours and is simple to make.
8. Aubergine parmigiana
Make a batch of this Italian veggie classic to feed a crowd, or make two smaller dishes and freeze one for later.
9. Chana masala
Packed with plenty of spice, this healthy vegan curry recipe is light and spicy. For a more filling family meal, serve our chana masala with roti.
10. Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs
A riot of colour, this buttery freekeh dish is packed with spinach and peas, and flavoured with cumin, coriander and turmeric.
Low-Carb Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Zucchini and Eggs
Garbanzo Bean Patties
Vegetable Medley I
Ginger Veggie Stir-Fry
Yummy Veggie Omelet
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Baby Spinach Omelet
Inspiration and Ideas
Egg White Breakfast Bites
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
Aubergine & chickpea stew
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
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
Healthy veggie bites that are packed with flavour – a midweek must
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Make the most of aubergines with this vegan curry. Low in fat yet packed with flavour, you can serve it with rice or roti
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
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
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
Crispy filo pastry makes a light base for a vegetarian tart filled with Mediterranean veg and feta
Cavolo nero, mushroom, potato & fontina strudel
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
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
This freezable soup is a delicious way to use up a glut of courgettes
Mushroom & potato curry
Create a tasty, spicy vegetarian dish with mushroom and curry in less than half an hour
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
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
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
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
This family winter warmer is full of flavour and goodness. Adapt for meat lovers by adding sausages