This round-up of paleo vegetarian recipes is perfect if you’re having guests who follow either diet!
While many see paleo as the complete opposite of vegetarianism, these two diets actually have a lot in common.
In fact, there’s a wide variety of dishes that encompass both diets.
Meatless doesn’t have to be depressing! Not only do these recipes fit the bill, but they’re also darn delicious.
From soup and bread to rice and pasta to cake and brownies, this list has everything you need!
Having a get-together? Be sure everyone gets to enjoy the food!
Turn to these 25 paleo vegetarian recipes for guaranteed success.
This 3-ingredient breakfast bowl is smooth and sweet, rich, and creamy.
Loaded with sweet potatoes, almond milk, and almond butter, this bowl is absolutely to die for!
The nuttiness from the almond milk and creaminess from the almond butter gives the sweet potatoes such an awesome flavor!
Aside from being paleo and vegetarian, this dish is also Whole30 compliant.
This bread is super soft and moist, unlike any typical paleo bread that is way too dense. Its flavor is also on point!
Because you’ll use almond, tapioca, and coconut flours for this recipe, this bread is not only paleo and vegetarian but grain-free and gluten-free as well.
The sign of a delicious salad is color. If it has more than four, I’m sold!
This veggie salad has all the colors of the rainbow, so just imagine how delicious it is!
When it comes to salads, more colors mean more flavor and texture.
As expected, this salad is a combination of sweet, savory, tart- all the amazing flavors your palate can dream of.
This salad is also Whole30 and vegan-friendly.
It’s everything you want in regular gnocchi, only sweeter. If you like the combo of sweet, savory, and buttery, you’re in for a treat.
Gnocchi is typically made by combining flour and potatoes, but this paleo vegetarian version uses sweet potatoes, almond flour, and tapioca flour instead.
This gnocchi is also gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free.
Want to enhance the flavor of cauliflower tenfold? Pop it in the oven.
Roasted cauliflower is already delicious as it is, but top it with a tahini-lemon cream sauce, and it’ll drive your taste buds insane!
The sauce is rich and tangy but is balanced out by turmeric and cumin.
This dish is low-carb and plant-based,Whole30, keto, and vegan-friendly, too!
To be honest, I only learned about ratatouille from the Disney film. My curiosity drove me to try it, and boy, am I glad I did.
It’s a combination of tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, red onion, and basil. I had no clue a humble vegetable soup could taste this good!
This ratatouille is also gluten-free, vegan, and Whole30 compliant.
Take your spiralizer out of the cupboard and make sweet potato noodles!
Who says only cucumber and zucchini can be turned into pasta?
Pasta isn’t complete without the sauce, though! The cilantro lime dressing adds such a bright and refreshing flavor.
You can end there or top the dish with almonds for extra crunch.
This pasta is gluten-free, vegan, and Whole30 compliant.
Don’t deprive yourself of comfort food! Not only does this recipe give you golden crispy fries, but a creamy dipping sauce as well.
It’s just as crispy and crunchy as regular fries, but you can take comfort in knowing that they’re baked, not fried.
The fries are even greater when dipped in the ultra-rich and creamy chili ranch sauce!
Roasted zucchini is already amazing in and of itself. Throw in some seasonings and they become phenomenal.
With just the right blend of salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder, you’ll achieve the perfect balance of flavors.
This dish is also vegan and Whole30 approved.
This dish showcases butternut squash in all its sweet and creamy glory!
This no-muss, no-fuss recipe only calls for butternut squash, olive oil, and a handful of herbs.
The result is crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside squash bursting with flavor.
It proves that even the simplest things can be turned into extraordinary works of art.
Burgers are impossible to resist. This poses a big problem to paleo dieters and vegetarians.
With this meatless burger recipe, problem solved!
It may not be the same, but it’s just as meaty and flavorful. The texture is also on point! It will definitely scratch that burger itch.
Are you a big rice eater? I hear you!
Don’t worry, this cauliflower fried rice tastes just like your favorite side dish, but it meets all your paleo and vegetarian requirements.
This stir-fry features chopped cauliflower, eggs, veggies, cashews, and sesame seeds! Garlic and ginger give it extra flavor.
With this healthy rice alternative, asking for seconds won’t be a problem.
This power bowl is brimming with colorful vegetables! I’m talking bees, parsnips, avocado, kale, butternut squash, the works!
It’s also loaded with walnuts and dried cranberries for added flavor and crunch.
As if it couldn’t get any better, it’s finished with a creamy tahini dressing.
This dish is also vegan and gluten-free.
Paleo-friendly recipes are most often savory. For people like me who can’t live without sweets, this isn’t a good thing!
Fortunately, this recipe creates a sweet and tasty breakfast bake.
It has a combination of sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins, so it’s already sweet without the need for sweeteners!
Eggs bind the ingredients while coconut cream makes it insanely rich and creamy. The coconut flavor adds a tropical flair, to boot.
This casserole is also Whole30 friendly.
15. Mashed Turnips
While mashed potatoes are tried and tested, it also couldn’t hurt to give alternatives a whirl.
Give the classic side dish a fun twist! Instead of potatoes, use turnips.
Why? Turnips have a nice bite and a mild sweetness, offering you a different flavor and texture profile from the usual.
This dish is also keto-friendly.
Potato wedges are coated with a mixture of ghee, mustard, garlic, and rosemary.
They’re roasted until nice and crispy, giving you a mind-blowingly addictive snack.
The recipe is also a lot easier than you think! Prep time is a breeze, and baking time is only 30 minutes!
What is caponata, you ask? It’s the best use of nearly expired eggplant!
If you completely forgot about those aubergines chilling at the back of your fridge, don’t worry. You won’t have to throw them away just yet.
Make eggplant caponata and transform them from overripe to perfectly right!
A combination of eggplant, tomatoes, onion, capers, basil, and olive oil, this Sicilian masterpiece can be enjoyed as a sauce, dip, or spread.
Eggplant caponata is also Whole30 and vegan-friendly.
18. Paleo Naan Bread
If you’re obsessed with naan, you’ll love this 3-ingredient recipe! Seriously, I never thought making it could be this easy.
This soft and chewy flatbread is the perfect vessel for scooping up stew and curry. You can also use it as a tortilla, pizza crust, wrap, and even crepe!
All you need are almond flour, tapioca flour, and coconut milk! Isn’t that great?
This naan bread is also gluten-free.
19. Cucumber Salad
Crunchy slices of cucumber are tossed with a vinegar-herb dressing. This cucumber salad may be simple, nothing fancy, but it definitely delivers.
Cucumbers are very absorbent, and they soak up the flavors of the dressing pretty quickly. It’s crunchy and delicious in every bite.
20. Roasted Eggplant
These roasted eggplant steaks are savory, meaty, and downright delicious.
It doesn’t take much to make eggplant insanely delicious.
All it takes are red pepper flakes, garlic, and sesame oil gives it a wonderful flavor!
21. Paleo Pancakes
How about some fluffy pancakes for brunch? These pancakes taste just like regular ones, only, they’re made with 3 ingredients.
It’s so mind-blowing how a combination of bananas, coconut flour, and eggs can make such tasty pancakes!
Not only are they delicious, but they’re healthy to boot.
Can’t live without dessert? Same! These peach pie crumb bars will satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet.
Soft and crumbly shortbread bars are topped with peach pie filling spiced with cinnamon.
It already sounds fantastic, but it doesn’t end there!
Capping things off is a layer of crunchy pecan crumble and a drizzle of almond-maple-coconut glaze. They’re sinful but secretly healthy!
Nothing beats the classic chocolate chip cookies! Make them paleo-friendly by using coconut and almond flour.
The ingredients may not be the same, but the recipe still yields chewy and chocolate-y cookies that are just as addictive.
Shredded sweet potatoes in chocolate brownies? I’m listening.
This recipe doesn’t contain regular flour. Instead, it relies on coconut flour, cocoa powder, and shredded sweet potatoes to give it structure.
The result is a wonderfully moist and naturally sweet dessert that also happens to be gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.
This carrot cake may be a healthier version, but trust me, it’s the real deal.
A combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and tapioca flour makes the cake super moist.
The faux-cream cheese frosting is also pretty epic. A mixture of cashews, coconut cream, honey, and lemon juice is the key.
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