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100 Plant Based Whole30 Recipes

This huge collection of plant based Whole30 recipes is just the thing you need to get yourself started on a healthy and sugar free lifestyle that includes high amounts of vegetables!

100 Plant Based Whole30 Recipes

As we approach the new year, I’ve been hearing about many of you who want to try the Whole30 in January which I think is great! However, I’ve also been receiving several questions like, “How do I do the Whole30 without eating a ton of meat?” or… “Is there a way to do the Whole30 by focusing more on vegetables?” And the answer is, HECK YES.

I don’t know why there is such a widely accepted perception that going paleo or Whole30 is so meat heavy. While I do include some kind of protein in all my meals because that’s what makes me feel the best, that’s only a small portion of my plate. 70-80% of my diet is actually vegetables. I love all the micronutrients that I get from eating a large amount of plants and veggies so that’s what I like to focus on.

And to help you do the same for your Whole30 challenge, I put together 100 plant based Whole30 recipes from myself and my fellow bloggers that are healthy and so delicious. While some of these recipes do include meat, vegetables are the star of the dish and make up the majority of the ingredients. I hope this round-up helps you realize that a veggie-heavy Whole30 challenge is definitely possibly and can even be quite easy!

MAIN DISHES

Greek Veggie Bowls by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Mint and Peas by Empowered Sustenance

Pesto Portobello Pizza by What Great Grandma Ate

Tomato Mushroom Spaghetti Squash by What a Girl Eats

Paleo Pesto Spaghetti Squash w/ Crispy Chicken & Bacon by Tessa, The Domestic Diva

Breakfast Hash with Poached Eggs by The Organic Kitchen

Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai by Tasty Yummies

Sweet Potato + Pepper Breakfast Tray Bake by From Pasta to Paleo

Baked Zucchini and Eggplant with Oregano and Mint by Paleo Bee

Paleo Vegan Bruschetta Sweet Potato ToastBruschetta Sweet Potato Toast by What Great Grandma Ate

Simple Chinese Stir Fry Cabbage with Dried Shrimp (Paleo, Gluten Free, Keto) by Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!

Spiced Lamb Patties and Cauliflower Tabbouleh by The Organic Kitchen

Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Walnut Parsley & Garlic by Eat Drink Paleo

Loaded Grilled Eggplant with Creamy Herb Sauce by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Instant Pot Paleo Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto by What Great Grandma Ate

Dill Caper Sole by Healy Eats Real

Braised Cabbage With Potatoes & Chilli by Eat Drink Paleo

Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad by What Great Grandma Ate

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo QuichePurple Cauliflower and Mushroom Paleo Quiche by What Great Grandma Ate

Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Dried Cranberries by Raia’s Recipes

Coconut Pea Puree + Baked Sole Flowers by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen

SIDES

Bone Broth Braised Greens by Tasty Yummies

Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables – 3 Ways by I Heart Umami

Paleo Turmeric Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe [Keto, AIP] by Paleo Flourish

roasted carrots with carrot top pestoRoasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto by What Great Grandma Ate

Mexican Green Beans by Low Carb Maven

Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Black Sesame Yogurt Sauce by Strength and Sunshine

Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potato Hash by The Organic Kitchen!

Simple Paleo Roasted-Caramelized Butternut Squash by Tessa, The Domestic Diva

Sautéed Kale with Balsamic Glazed Shallots by Taste Abounds

Cauliflower Roasted with Bacon and Caramelized Green Onions by Low Carb Maven

Paleo Roasted Root Vegetables by Oh Snap! Let’s Eat

Tomato Basil Cauliflower Rice by Strength and Sunshine

Pan Fried Green Beans Almondine Recipe With Bacon And Garlic by Wholesome Yum

Pesto Cauliflower Bites by What Great Grandma Ate

Healthy Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes by Tessa, The Domestic Diva

Rustic Rosemary Thyme Mashed Potatoes by Strength and Sunshine

Low-Carb Roasted Radishes With Chives by Today in Dietzville

Chipotle-Style Cilantro Lime Cauli-Rice by Raia’s Recipes

Grain-Free Potato Latkes with Onions and Garlic by Raia’s Recipes

Smokey Turmeric Cauliflower Rice by Today in Dietzville

Roasted Beets, Yams, and Carrots by What Great Grandma Ate

SALADS

Bok Choy Salad with Apple and Persimmon by A Calculated Whisk

Creamy Bacon Beet Salad by What Great Grandma Ate

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette by The Organic Kitchen

Triple Green Kale Salad by I Heart Umami

Detoxifying Cabbage Salad by Real Nutritious Living

Roasted Bell Pepper Eggplant Salad by What Great Grandma Ate

Cauliflower Broccoli Rice Salad by Low Carb Maven

Simple Paleo Coleslaw by What Great Grandma Ate

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Avocado by Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!

Paleo Roasted Brussels Sprouts SaladRoasted Brussels Sprouts Salad by What Great Grandma Ate

Tahini Celeriac Potato Salad by Strength and Sunshine

Low-Carb Classic No-Tato Salad by Today in Dietzville

Harissa Potato Salad by Strength and Sunshine

Paleo Spicy Thai Noodle Salad by Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!

Start-Loving Sardines Salad by What Great Grandma Ate

Red Cabbage Slaw With Creamy Avocado & Coriander by Eat Drink Paleo

Easy Broccoli Cranberry Salad With Bacon And Walnuts by Wholesome Yum

Curtido (Salvadoran Spicy Cabbage Slaw) by What Great Grandma Ate

SOUPS

Broccoli and Kale Green Soup by From Pasta to Paleo

Instant Pot Paleo Thai Carrot Soup by Tessa, The Domestic Diva

Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Stew by Today in Dietzville

Curry Butternut Squash Soup by Pure and Simple Nourishment

Creamy Carrot and Ginger Soup by Wholesome Delicious

Roasted Vegetable Soup by The Organic Kitchen

Hubbard Squash Soup with Pistachio Gremolata by A Calculated Whisk

Bacon Green Bean SoupBacon Green Bean Soup by What Great Grandma Ate

Low-Carb Zuppa Toscana by Today in Dietzville

Savory Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup by Real Nutritious Living

Paleo Broccoli Soup with Olive & Nut Pesto by Eat Drink Paleo

Snacks

Paleo Zucchini Tater Tots by Empowered Sustenance

The Best Guacamole Ever by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Potato Hummus with Crudités by A Calculated Whisk

Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Dip by Paleo Flourish

Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke CupsPaleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups by What Great Grandma Ate

Spicy Chipotle Kale Chips by Today in Dietzville

Baked Yucca (Cassava) Fries by Strength and Sunshine

Irresistible Smoky Israeli Eggplant Dip by Tessa, The Domestic Diva

Low-Carb Cauliflower Hash Browns by Eat Drink Paleo

Tostones with Garlic Cilantro Mayonnaise by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen

Baked Zucchini Chips by Wholesome Yum

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip by The Organic Kitchen

Daikon Radish Fries by What Great Grandma Ate

Dairy-Free Instant Pot Queso by Today in Dietzville

Baba Ganoush by Empowered Sustenance

Crispy Plantain Curly Fries by What Great Grandma Ate

Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Hummus by What Great Grandma Ate

SAUCES & CONDIMENTS

Creamy Chimichurri Sauce Paleo VeganCreamy Chimichurri Sauce by What Great Grandma Ate

Wild Fermented Salsa by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen

Fermented Cilantro Chimichurri by Today in Dietzville

Pineapple-Turmeric-Ginger Probiotic Sauerkraut by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen

Fermented Pickles with Green Tea and Dill Flowers by Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen

Easy Mason Jar Sauerkraut by What Great Grandma Ate

Easy Homemade Pickle Chips by Raia’s Recipes

The Easiest Quick Pickled Onions by What Great Grandma Ate

DRINKS

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice LattePaleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Vegan Shamrock Shake by What Great Grandma Ate

Pumpkin-Cranberry Smoothie (Omit sweetener) by Tessa, The Domestic Diva

Beet Kvass by What Great Grandma Ate

Pink Beet Latte by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

Keep your guests happy with these creamy and delicious Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups, whether it’s game day, a holiday party, or any celebratory gathering!

Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

What is it about snacks and appetizers that are bite sized? They are so fun and I love that you don’t feel like you are making a huge commitment when you dig into them. I’ve been dreaming of these Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups for a while now but have been pushing off on creating a recipe for them because life and other projects got in the way. With Christmas and New Years coming up, I think now is the perfect time to share it with you.

I don’t know about you, but my family loves the snacking part more than the actual meal whenever we get together, so I try to make some yummy appetizers for everyone. One of my other favorite party food to serve is my Prosciutto “Cheese” Stuffed Mushrooms and I have a feeling both those mushrooms and these Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups will be on the snacking table this year.

Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

These mini cups are deliciously creamy and cheesy without any dairy involved. They are actually vegan as well in case you need to cater to multiple food restrictions! The crust itself is perfectly flaky but still sturdy enough to hold the filling, and the spinach and artichoke filling is delicious enough to eat on its own (and I definitely definitely have).

Hope you end up making this recipe, and if you do, let me know if you like it in the comments below! I’ve been loving reading about what you liked and disliked about my recipes, and constructive criticism is always welcome. It’s how I keep improving so I can make better and better creations for you!

Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 mini cups
Author: Jean Choi

Keep your guests happy with these creamy and delicious Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups, whether it's game day, a holiday party, or any celebratory gathering!

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Ingredients

For the crust

For the spinach and artichoke filling

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 14oz can of artichoke hearts (about 1/2 cup) drained and chopped
  • 3 oz frozen spinach (about 1 cup) thawed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin or 2 12-cup mini muffin tins.

  2. Place all ingredients for the crust in a blender and pulse until mixed and can be formed into a dough. Add a little bit more coconut oil if the dough seems too dry.

  3. Knead the dough a few times, then divide it equally into the muffin tin cups. Use your hands to press the dough to the bottom and the sides to form a shell.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

  5. Drain the cashews, and squeeze out the liquid from the artichoke hearts and thawed spinach. 

  6. Place cashews, garlic, coconut milk, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, onion powder, sea salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  7. Stir in spinach and artichoke hearts to the creamy cashew mixture. 

  8. Spoon the filling mixture evenly into the baked dough, about 1 rounded teaspoon per each dough cup. 

  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough is golden and the top of the filling starts to brown. 

  10. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes before digging in.  

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Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Instead of throwing out the pulp you are left with after you make nut milk, save it to make this delicious Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites!

Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Recently, I ended up making a large amount of cashew and almond milk as part of recipe testing I was doing. The process, which I’m sure most of you are familiar with, involves blending together nuts with water, then filtering the whole thing through a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. What you are left with is creamy and delicious nut milk to use however you please, but you are also left with a ton of nut pulp that’s been filtered out through the process.

I used to throw out this nut pulp, or I’ve heard of others putting it in smoothies to add a dose of healthy fat and protein. However, I’m not much of a smoothie drinker (I prefer to chew my food), but really hate the idea of throwing anything out especially when it comes to nuts because they are NOT cheap. So in order save the pulp and put it to good (and SUPER YUMMY) use, I ended up making these Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites.

Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

These delicious and chocolate-y balls are so easy to make. All the work you do is in blending everything together and shaping them into round bites with your hands. But the result is so chewy and decadent that you’ll think you are eating a fancy dessert.

I’ve been enjoying one of these when I’m craving something sweet after my meals, or in the afternoons when I feel like snacking occasionally. I love that these are just sweetened with dates, making it a relatively healthy treat. Next time you aren’t sure what to do with leftover nut pulp, don’t throw it out! Make these tasty Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites instead and you’ll thank me after when you get to taste one of these delicious babies.

Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp BitesPaleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites

Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 18 -20 bites
Author: Jean Choi

Instead of throwing out the pulp you are left with after you make nut milk, save it to make this delicious Vegan and Paleo Chocolate Nut Pulp Bites!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of nut pulp I used a combination of almonds and cashews
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Optional, for coating: cacao powder, shredded coconut, or more nut pulp

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the coating, in a food processor or blender and pulse until doughy.
  2. Use a spatula to mix everything together.
  3. Use your hands to shape the dough into 1-1 1/2 inch balls.
  4. To add coating, roll each ball in the coating of your choice.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

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