Get a list of the best 35 vegetarian keto recipes here on the blog. Many of these vegetarian keto recipes are vegan too. Add them to your menu as appetizers or as sides. These are delicious and easy-to-make recipes.
Before starting the diet recipes, let us understand the basics of the keto diet. This is also popular as a low-carb diet. This is a kind of strict diet where you cannot go on and off with this diet. Otherwise, it may have some serious negative effects.
In short, the keto diet includes high protein, high-fat foods, and eliminating carbs completely. So in this way, energy will be produced by breaking down the extra fats deposited in the body. The process is known as ketosis.
Structure of keto diet intake -
- Fat - 70%
- Protein - 20%
- Carb - 5%
Read the best keto vegetables post here to know which vegetables are good for the keto diet.
There are vegetables and fruits which are high in carbohydrate and hence needs to be avoided in the process. You should avoid underground vegetables as they are rich in carbs. The best pick for the keto diet is vegetables that are high in nutrition and low in carbs. To choose it's a bit easier as they are dark, leafy, and above-ground vegetables but again check the nutritional value before starting your diet.
|Vegetables to Eat in Keto Diet||Vegetables to Avoid in Keto Diet|
|Bell pepper||Green peas|
|Swiss Chard, Kale|
|Celery, Brussel Sprouts|
The Keto diet is a high-fat low-carb diet that limits carbohydrates to 5% of daily intake. It can be up to 20 - 50 gm a day. The lesser carb the more effective this diet is. Most of the protein and fat come from meats, eggs, fish, dairy, etc. However vegetarian diet may include eggs in their diet whereas a vegan diet is completely plant-based and most eliminate eggs as well.
Though it's effective and helps in weight loss, it calls for proper planning. The vegetarian keto diet requires a lot of planning to make sure there won't be any nutrition loss since this is a combination of two diets and eliminates most of the items (e.g. cheese, dairy, eggs, meat, etc.) that are eaten on a normal keto diet.
Consult your physician before starting any such diet. However, these recipes are best to add as sides or snacks to your regular keto diet.
If you are wondering what you can add to your vegetarian keto diet, here is a list for your reference.
|Healthy Fat||olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, MCT oil|
|Nuts||almonds, pistachio, cashews, walnuts, Brazil nuts|
|Seeds||chia, hemp, pumpkin, flax seeds|
|Nut Butter||peanut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, hazelnut butter|
|Dairy||full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese|
|Protein||tofu, tempeh, nutritional yeast, spirulina, eggs (non-vegan)|
Vegetarian Keto Recipes
Add these vegetarian keto recipes to your diet especially if you are not a meat eater. Even if you are a meat eater, include these as a side or for snacking. Many of the keto recipes here are vegan too. So if you are not vegan, then add more cream and cheese to the recipes.
Low carb Vegan Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower is low in carbs. This is one of the best vegetables to consume in the keto diet. You can eliminate the carrots here or reduce the quantity of it to balance the carb portion in your diet.
Green Beans Sautéed with garlic
Green beans are low in carbs as well as in calories. Saute them with any spices and they will be a healthier snack that helps in keeping you full longer.
Cauliflower Hash Brown
A healthier substitute to the classic potato hashbrowns. These are so easy to make. You can pan-fry them or simply bake them in an oven or in an air fryer. These are low-carb food options and so you must add these hash browns to your list of vegetarian keto recipes and ideas.
Keto Mushroom Pepper Fry
Mushrooms are also low-carb and low in calories. This makes a great meat substitution. Saute the mushrooms with simple spices of your choice and enjoy them as a side or a snacking option.
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower again is a low-carb and low-calorie vegetable. This soup has a curry flavor and tastes super delicious. You may add more heavy cream to the soup. Since this soup is vegan, I have added coconut milk. You can customize it with some cheese and fresh cream.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
This cheesy broccoli soup is what you must need in your vegetarian keto diet. Dairy products are a rich source of protein. Broccoli is keto-friendly too. You will love this super creamy cheesy soup for your keto diet. This is one of my favorites among all mentioned vegetarian keto recipes.
Keto Sautéed Spinach
This is simply sauteed spinach cooked in butter to add the macros. Add fresh garlic for a nice garlicky flavor. You can customize to vegan by substituting the butter with olive oil. It's a great side dish that is easy to make and takes no time.
Green Beans Almondine
One of the must-try keto recipes for me. A combination of crunchy almond bites with sauteed beans will give heavenly satisfaction for sure. Along with it will give you a punch of protein in the diet.
If you are looking for a healthier low-carb snacking option or a simple quick side dish, then you must go ahead with this air fryer roasted cauliflower.
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Mushrooms are low in carbs and this creamy mushroom soup is too good to add to the menu.
Broccoli Mushroom Soup
This ultimate combination of broccoli and mushroom is too good for a delicious soup.
Zucchini Stir Fry
Craving for a pizza!! Eliminate the carb part with this low-carb vegetable aka eggplant. Easy-to-make eggplant pizza is yummy too.
Sautéed Kale with Garlic and lemon
Low-carb Asian Stir-fried Vegetables
Roasted pepper & Tomato Soup
Low-carb Ridged Gourd Sautee
Creamy Tomato Bisque
Keto Spinach Soup
Creamy Broccoli Kale Soup
Sautéed Cabbage with Lemon Garlic
Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables
More Vegetarian Keto Recipes
Cream Cheese Egg Bake by Joy Filled Eats
This easy cream cheese egg bake can be customized with your favorite additions. Broccoli and cheese, feta and spinach, and more!
Instant Pot Zucchini Alfredo By Corrie Cooks
This Instant Pot Zucchini Alfredo is gluten-free and perfect for and perfect for a ketogenic diet. Instead of the traditional pasta we are using homemade zucchini noodles so you can enjoy the feast with zero regrets.
Lebanese Baba Ganoush by The Sweet And Salt
Lebanese Baba Ganoush also spelled baba ghanoush or baba ghanouj, is a simple authentic Lebanese eggplant dip. Baba Ganoush is vegan, gluten-free, low in carbs, and also keto-friendly. Very healthy!
Tofu Scramble by Low Carb Spark
The Best Keto Tofu Scramble loaded with veggies is the best alternative to scrambled eggs even if you’re on a low-carb diet. It’s incredibly easy to make, full of flavor, and high in protein. In just 15 minutes, make a perfect vegan breakfast that tastes like scrambled eggs.
Keto Shakshuka by Low Carb Spark
This quick and easy Keto Shakshuka combines a spicy, creamy tomato and pepper sauce with poached eggs. This nutritious and hearty low-carb dish is just fantastic for breakfast or any meal of the day.
Keto Tiramisu by Low Carb Spark
This keto tiramisu is incredibly delicious, creamy, and rich, and tastes just like the original but with fewer carbs. This low-carb tiramisu is made with a gluten-free cake layer instead of ladyfingers, brushed with coffee syrup, and topped with an incredibly creamy sugar-free mascarpone cheese.
Protein Pumpkin Muffin By Greedy Gourmet
These pumpkin muffins are full of protein and low in sugar and can last up to a week. A great breakfast or snack for anyone with a keto or low-carb diet.
Instant Pot Asparagus
Instant Pot Asparagus Soup is a delicate and creamy nod to springtime. This low-carb soup can be served hot or cold and is perfect for serving at Easter, Mother’s Day, or anytime you crave a light yet robustly flavorful soup.
Classic Keto Deviled Egg
These keto-deviled eggs are easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients. They can be made ahead of time and make a great appetizer or snack!
Egg Breakfast Muffins By Hurry The Food Up
Looking for a high-protein, low-carb breakfast? Try these breakfast egg muffins – 1 recipe, 4 amazing flavors!
Low carb Cream Cheese Pancakes
Just mix eggs and cream cheese to get a delicious low carb, high taste pancakes. Ready in 10 minutes!
These are some of the blog's easiest vegetarian and vegan keto recipes. Add more fat content to the recipes to make them fit your overall meal structure.
Vegetarian Keto Recipes
- Low-carb vegetables
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- Add more fats to the recipe.
- These keto recipes are good for snacks/ appetizers and sides to include in your dinner or lunch menu.
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