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17 Delicious Low Carb Vegan Recipes

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Whether you’re new to the low-carb life or experienced in cooking low carb vegan recipes, these delicious recipes are all perfect for a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Many low-carb recipes are bland and not satisfying. These recipes are all filled with plant-based protein making them a great option for a quick lunch, dinner, easy meal prep or even a hearty side dish.

While getting enough protein from plant-based foods can take a little bit of practice, it doesn’t need to be complicated. The good news? These recipes are filled with protein-packed ingredients to keep you satisfied for much longer. Many of these recipes are suitable for various special diets as well

1. Tofu & Chorizo Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Vegan low carb tacos

The recipe for Vegan Breakfast Tacos with Tofu Scramble & Soy Chorizo from Bakerita is a nutritious and delicious option for a plant-based breakfast. This recipe is quick to prepare, taking about 20 minutes, and requires only a few ingredients, including the toppings. Each taco is packed with over 13g of protein, making it a satisfying meal. The key ingredients for the filling are firm tofu, vegan chorizo, and creamy unsweetened dairy-free milk. For toppings, try salsa, avocado slices or guacamole, and cilantro & lime.

2. Mushroom Tofu Soup

Mushroom soup low carb

The recipe for Mushroom Tofu Soup is a low-carb, vegan, and gluten-free option perfect for a cozy meal. This soup is rich in earthy mushroom flavors and creamy tofu, making it both delicious and satisfying. Key ingredients include dried shiitake mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, firm tofu, and veggie broth. These ingredients contribute to the soup’s umami-rich flavor, slight heat, and creamy texture without dairy. I love cooking with mushrooms in vegetarian meals, as they add a great texture to a low carb meal.

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Vegan low carb peanut butter mousse

There is always room for dessert. The recipe for a creamy cocoa and peanut butter avocado mousse is a luxurious yet easy-to-make dessert. It requires only five ingredients and a few garnishes, and can be prepared in just 5 minutes. The dessert features a smooth texture with a rich flavor, combining peanut butter and chocolate notes. The mousse is quite rich, so a small serving of about ¼ cup per person is recommended. It’s a vegan, low-carb dessert that uses avocado for a creamy, pudding-like texture. Also check out this avocado pudding.

4. Zucchini Noodles With Peanut Sauce

Zoodles

The recipe for Keto Zucchini Noodles with Peanut Sauce from Officially Gluten Free is a simple and flavorful dish. Key ingredients include zucchinis, garlic, and peanuts. The recipe is completed with a tasty homemade Thai peanut sauce. The preparation involves spiralizing zucchinis into noodles, making a Thai peanut sauce, then combining the sautéed noodles with the sauce, and garnishing with crushed peanuts and parsley. Yum! Also check out these vegan zoodle recipes.

5. Vegan Thai Coconut Soup

Vegan coconut soup

This Vegan Tom Kha Soup recipe from Cinnamon Snail is a meticulously crafted vegan version of the classic Thai coconut soup. This recipe is celebrated for its balanced flavors – creamy, tangy, and savory, offering a burst of authentic Thai taste. Key ingredients include shallots, galangal (the soul of the soup), Thai curry paste, lemongrass, makrut lime leaves and bird’s eye chilies. It’s garnished with fresh cilantro, lime slices, chili oil, and the optional additional coconut milk. 

6. Japanese Cabbage Salad

Vegan japanese salad low carb

The Japanese Cabbage Salad from Sweet As Honey is a quick and simple side dish, taking only about 5 minutes to prepare. It features crunchy shredded cabbage dressed in a flavorful Japanese sauce. The ingredients include shredded cabbage, green onion, and sesame seeds, all perfect for low carb diets. The homemade dressing is made without animal products (if using vegan mayonnaise), making it great for a vegan diet. The salad remains fresh for up to 2 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, making it a favorite option for short-term meal prep.

7. Vegan Roasted Beet Salad

vegan beet salad with almonds and orange

The Vegan Roasted Beet Salad with Fruity Dressing is a healthy and flavorful dish that combines fresh red beets, blood oranges, and pomegranate seeds. Key ingredients include roasted beets for a rich flavor, blood oranges adding a fruity punch, pomegranate molasses made from seeds, sugar, and lemon juice, and a hint of white wine vinegar for acidity. The salad also contains arugula, almonds, and red onion.

8. Roasted Broccoli and Carrots

Low carb vegan veggies

The recipe for Roasted Broccoli and Carrots from Cooking in the Keys is a simple and quick side dish ideal for busy weeknights. It involves roasting broccoli florets and carrot slices with garlic, olive oil, and salt. The vegetables are seasoned and roasted, ensuring they are tender and flavorful. Sprinkle with a bit of nutritional yeast or chili powder for extra flavor.

9. Keto Berry Smoothie

Low carb vegan smoothie

This Keto Berry Smoothie is a vegan, low-carb recipe featuring a blend of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, avocado, light coconut milk, and stevia extract. This combination results in a creamy texture without using dairy milk, aligning with both vegan and keto dietary requirements. The recipe is simple and distinct for its low net carb content (11.6 grams per serving). The use of avocado and coconut milk to achieve creaminess, offering a nutritious and refreshing option for various dietary preferences. I also suggest adding chia seeds to this smoothie. You may also like these green smoothies.

10. Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Low carb vegan tofu in air fryer

I love using my air fryer for low-carb vegan recipes. Tofu is a breeze to make in the air fryer, and it’s surprisingly easy getting it to crisp up for delicious vegan meals. In fact, I think it is the best way to cook tofu. This recipe from Bless This Meal offers a quick, easy, and healthy vegan dish. This recipe uses firm tofu, which is marinated in soy sauce, sriracha, sugar, and water, then seasoned with sesame oil and various spices. The air frying method creates a crispy exterior while maintaining a tender interior. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional frying, being lower in saturated fats and cholesterol-free, while also being high in fiber and plant-based protein.

11. Keto Greek Eggplant Dip

Low carb vegan eggplant dip

This Keto Greek Eggplant Dip, also known as Melitzanosalata, is a simple and flavorful dish with a texture similar to guacamole. This vegan and keto-friendly dip features key ingredients like eggplant, onion, garlic, lemon juice, and optional chipotle hot sauce for added kick. The preparation involves sautéing these ingredients, resulting in a dish that is both easy to make and hard to mess up. The recipe comes together in about 20 minutes.

12. Easy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Low carb vegan pumpkin soup

This recipe is a healthy and straightforward dish that emphasizes the natural flavors and creaminess of pumpkin. The process involves roasting a whole fresh pumpkin along with other vegetables such as bell pepper, onion, and garlic. This method caramelizes the vegetables, enhancing their sweetness and texture, creating a creamy consistency without the need for cream, milk, or vegetable stock! With simple ingredients, this low-carb meal is full of flavor and appropriate for a main course. Check out my roasted pumpkin soup as well.

13. Easy Tofu Chorizo

Low carb vegan chorizo

The Easy Tofu Chorizo recipe from My Quiet Kitchen is a quick, healthy, and flavorful vegan alternative to traditional chorizo. It’s made with a blend of spices, super firm tofu, oil (optional), salsa or tomato paste, and apple cider vinegar. This recipe is versatile and can be used in various dishes like tacos, burritos, salads, and soups. It’s also gluten-free and can be made without oil. It’s a great option for meal prep and fits easily into a vegan keto diet.

14. Vegan Ceviche

Low carb vegan ceviche

This Vegan Ceviche recipe from ZardyPlants is a fishless take on the traditional Peruvian dish. It’s a refreshing and flavorful option suitable as an appetizer, side dish, or meal, and can be served with tortilla chips or in lettuce cups. Ingredients include a colorful mix of delicious vegan foods, making this a favorite recipe to make for anyone following a vegan lifestyle.

15. Slow Cooker Marinated Olives

Low carb vegan olives

These Slow Cooker Marinated Olives are a simple and delicious appetizer perfect for entertaining. Made with a variety of olives such as kalamata, pimento-stuffed manzanilla, and Castelvetrano, the recipe is enhanced with fresh garlic, lemon peel, olive oil, and a mix of herbs including dried thyme, dried oregano, and bay leaf. These marinated olives can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature and pair well with cheese boards, antipasto platters, and Mediterranean meals. 

16. Low Carb Pizza Crust

Low carb vegan pizza crust

17. Vegan Almond Flour Pancakes

Vegan almond flour pancakes

Enjoy your pancakes! These almond flour pancakes from The Conscious Kitchen are unique because they are vegan and low carb. Enjoy with fresh fruit for a delicious and satisfying breakfast. Be sure to check out their other breakfast recipes for more plant-based options as well.

I hope you enjoyed this round-up of vegan and vegetarian recipes with fewer carbs. It’s important to get all of your essential nutrients when following a strict diet, and these recipes will quickly become your best friend!

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