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Gigantes Plaki Recipe

10 low-carb vegetarian recipes

Published: February 22, 2022 at 5:03 pm
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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.

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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 recipeshealthy 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.

Aubergine kebabs

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.

Gigantes Plaki Recipe

3. Red lentil curry

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

Spiced crispy egg and lentil curry recipe

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 offers a source of plant-based protein and fibre.

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Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu

6. Mushroom bhaji

Mushroom bhaji

Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe with Turmeric

Melanzane parmigiana

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.

Chana Masala Recipe

Spiced grains with peas, spinach and jammy eggs

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