Looking for grain-free vegetarian recipes? I’ve got you covered with this roundup of 70 creative recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, breakfasts, and snacks that are free of meat and grains.
I often hear from readers who are looking for paleo vegetarian recipes or even paleo vegan recipes. I’m not a vegetarian myself, but I am on a constant quest to eat a larger quantity and variety of vegetables and other plant-based foods and I aim to please all my readers. I had a wonderful time scouring the web to find 70 of the most delicious-looking recipes that are free of both meat and grains. Thirty of them turned out to be grain-free vegan recipes and 34 of them are Whole30 compliant, so there’s something for just about everyone here.
Two years ago I did a roundup of 25 grain-free vegetarian recipes, but there’s been so much great new content coming out since then that I thought I’d do an updated post. I asked my favorite bloggers to share links to their best meatless, grainless dishes and was blown away by the response. I initially planned to include just 25 recipes again, but everything looked so good that the number crept up to 50 and then to 70.
I hope you’ll explore this list even if you’re a meat-eater like me, because these dishes are craveworthy regardless of your dietary restrictions. And if you are a carnivore, you could always pair one of these with a meat-centric recipe to round things out (a few of my favorites that are begging to share the plate with some veggies are slow-cooker short ribs, cilantro lime chicken, and sizzling garlic shrimp).
Do you follow a grain-free vegetarian or paleo vegetarian diet? I’d be curious to hear about it in the comments section. And if you have favorite grain-free vegetarian recipes you’d like to share, leave a comment with some links so the rest of us can check them out!
Grain-free Vegetarian Appetizers:
Samosa Bites with Paleo Raita from A Calculated Whisk (Whole30)
Smashed Potatoes with Hatch Chile Tomatillo Crema from A Calculated Whisk
Grain-free Vegetarian Soups:
Parsnip and Pumpkin Soup from A Calculated Whisk
Grain-free Vegetarian Salads:
Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette from A Calculated Whisk
Grain-free Vegetarian Main Dishes:
Paleo Pad See Ew from A Calculated Whisk
Squash Noodles with Everything Pesto and Fried Eggs from A Calculated Whisk
Winter Vegetable Gratin from A Calculated Whisk
Grain-free Vegetarian Sides:
Paleo Flatbread from A Calculated Whisk
Blistered Okra with Garlic and Cumin from A Calculated Whisk (Vegan, Whole30)
Thyme Roasted Radishes from Montana Homesteader
Fried Okra with Avocado Crema from A Calculated Whisk
Grain-free Vegetarian Breakfasts:
Sweet Potato & Crispy Kale Breakfast Skillet from A Calculated Whisk (Whole30)
Pesto Frittata from A Calculated Whisk (Whole30)
Grain-free Vegetarian Snacks:
Vanilla Chai Spiced Nut Butter (Vegan, Whole30)