Are you looking to lose weight or eat healthier? Are you considering a vegan diet or are just looking for some new healthy and delicious dishes to add to your regular rotation?
Eating a low-carb or keto diet can be an effective way to lose weight for many. Choosing a vegan diet can also be a healthier option if you’re used to eating meat.
Having a library of delicious recipes to choose from is the first step to sticking to any diet.
In this article, we have 15 delicious low-carb vegan recipes that you’re bound to love.
We’ve picked a range of dishes using a wide variety of ingredients so you’re sure to find something you and your family will love.
For our first recipe, we’ve chosen this easy stir-fry. As well as being vegan and low in carbohydrates, it’s also low in sodium and added sugars as well.
The first step is to slice your tofu into smaller cubes and season with a little salt. Cook until golden brown and remove from the pan.
Then you can start on the broccoli, which is cooked with a little salt and oil before the orange juice and chipotle are cooked.
Put the tofu back in the pan for a couple of minutes to warm it through, stir in some cilantro, and serve.
Just because you’re following a low-carb and vegan diet doesn’t mean that you have to give up pizza!
With this recipe, you can make a crispy pizza base with coconut flour, psyllium husk, salt, extra virgin olive oil, and a little water.
Mix the ingredients together until it becomes a dough, adding a little more water if it is too dry.
You should allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes before rolling it out. Prebaking the base will take around 12 to 15 minutes and then you can use whichever toppings you like.
The recipe suggests keto pizza sauce, spinach leaves, mozzarella, and olives but the choice is yours.
Who doesn’t love a dish of warming chili? Most chili recipes include legumes, such as lentils (Check out How To Cook Red Lentils) and beans, but these can be high in carbohydrates.
Instead, this chili recipe uses walnuts in place of legumes and meat so the chili is lower in carbs.
The recipe makes use of a slow cooker to cook the chili so the prep time is minimal at only 10 minutes, but it will take around eight hours to cook.
As well as the walnuts, the recipe also calls for mushrooms and green peppers.
The spice comes from cumin and chili pepper and you can adjust these levels to your tastes.
If you’re looking for a healthy side dish that will be refreshing but filling during the summer months, then this grilled (Also check out Vegan Grill Recipes To Try Today) eggplant salad might be what you’re looking for.
The combination of colors makes this salad look just as good as it tastes, too. The salad is made with eggplant, a red bell pepper (Find out Is Bell Pepper A Fruit?), cherry tomatoes, scallions, and half a red onion.
It uses a variety of herbs too, such as parsley, za’atar, and mint for additional flavor.
When eating a low-carb diet, any recipes that involve pasta noodles are immediately off the menu because of the high carbohydrate content.
Thankfully, the noodles in this dish are made from the konjac plant so they’re low-carb and won’t break your diet.
The sauce is made with peanut butter (Find out Is Peanut Butter Vegan?) and coconut milk. The bowl is also filled with tofu, mushrooms, and broccoli so you can be sure of a healthy and delicious mix of vegetables.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you can make sure you start your day right with this low-carb breakfast that is also free of gluten, dairy, grain, and sugar.
You might think that this isn’t possible for oatmeal but it is with this recipe because it doesn’t actually include any oats!
Instead, it uses almond flour, coconut flakes, flax meal, and chia seeds to mimic the consistency and taste of oatmeal while also being healthy.
Like pasta, rice is another staple food that doesn’t fit into a low-carb diet.
If you’ve looked for low-carb recipes before you will have noticed that a popular substitute for regular rice is cauliflower rice and this recipe adds a Mexican flavor.
It works as a side dish but with a large enough serving, could also be a light lunch or evening meal.
The spice comes from the addition of jalapeno pepper, some cumin powder, and paprika powder and you can adjust these to suit your spice levels.
Traditionally, the main ingredients in shepherd’s pie are lamb and potato but as neither of these ingredients fit the bill of being low-carb and vegan, this recipe substitutes them for mushrooms and cauliflower.
The ‘meat’ of the shepherd’s pie is made with mushrooms, carrots, and celery and flavored with red wine and vegetable stock.
Instead of mashed potatoes, the topping is cauliflower flavored with mustard, salt, thyme, and nutmeg.
This is the second stir-fry on our list. It only takes 20 minutes to make and is free from soy, dairy, and gluten as well as being low in sodium and carbs.
The stir fry uses a great mix of colorful and delicious ingredients and is sure to be a hit with your family and guests.
The recipe uses mushrooms, red bell pepper, scallions, and tofu and is seasoned with a sauce made from peanut oil and oyster sauce.
Of course, as this is a vegan list the oyster sauce can be switched for a vegan oyster sauce that uses mushrooms as its base.
Tacos are always a family favorite and are a staple dish in homes across the country. Even if you’re eating a low-carb and vegan diet, you can still enjoy delicious tacos from time to time.
Ideally for this recipe, you will need a tofu press to drain excess liquid from the tofu but if necessary, you can proceed without one.
The tacos are filled with a mix of roasted vegetables and although the recipe calls for cauliflower, mushrooms, and bell peppers, you can use different vegetables if you prefer.
When cooked, layer your spinach tortillas with the roasted vegetables and crumbled tofu.
Slow cookers are a great way to make delicious meals with minimal effort. As their name suggests they cook slowly so will take some time to finish cooking, but the results are worth the wait.
This butternut squash soup can be prepared in only 10 minutes and takes under four hours in the slow cooker to be ready.
The recipe makes a rich and creamy soup thanks to the coconut milk and you can opt for either ‘no chicken’ broth or a regular vegetable broth as the base of the soup.
This is another pasta dish that doesn’t have any pasta and instead uses a spaghetti squash as the main base of the dish.
These delicious vegetables give the impression of being spaghetti due to their consistency but are low-carb and healthy.
As well as the spaghetti squash, the recipe also calls for sundried tomatoes, garlic, and basil and you can top it with some vegan parmesan for the perfect finishing touch.
This is the second soup on this list and despite the name, there is no cheddar or any other types of cheese included.
Instead, it takes broccoli, white onion, celery, and cashews and cooks them in a soup of vegetable broth, coconut milk, and almond milk to make a delicious low-carb and vegan dish.
Zucchini noodles, or ‘zoodles,’ are a common ingredient in low-carb diets. They can replace other types of noodles and are a delicious substitute.
In this recipe, the zoodles are served with vegan parmesan, sunflower seeds, almond milk, and garlic to make a creamy and tasty sauce.
Our final recipe is another zucchini dish that looks amazing. The concentric circles made from zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions look stunning and they are topped with a delicious pesto sauce.
Any guests are bound to be impressed by this beautiful meal.
In this article, we listed 15 delicious low-carb vegan recipes that you are sure to love.
We included a wide variety of dishes including soups, salads, chili, and stir-fries.
If you’re looking to follow a low-carb or keto diet while eating vegan, this list was for you.
We hope that you try these recipes and find them to be as delicious as we did. Bon appetit!