Healthy recipes don’t have to be bland or boring. If you love cooking healthy and follow a pegan diet, these 25 irresistible pegan diet recipes will be part of your menu rotation in no time. 

Don’t get overwhelmed if you’ve never heard of the pegan diet. The healthy eating style is a cross between the paleo and vegan lifestyles. Meals and ingredients focus on whole foods, allow meat consumption, and encourage eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Healthy fats like avocado are encouraged, as well as nuts, seeds, and small portions of legumes.

Following the pegan diet doesn’t mean you have to adjust all of your eating habits. Incorporating these meals will easily help you slip into the new lifestyle of eating. Some of our favorite meals to eat while following the pegan diet include Salmon-Stuffed Avocadoes and Vegan Paleo Brownies. These recipes show you that eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated and can still provide a healthy, fulfilling meal. 

1. Jackfruit BBQ Pizza With Sweet Potato Crust 

If you’ve never had jackfruit get ready to fall in love. The fruit is slightly sweet but has a hearty bite, making it an excellent meat substitute. In this recipe, the jackfruit is slathered in BBQ sauce and placed on top of a pizza crust made from sweet potato. The bold flavors of this recipe will surprise you in the best way possible. 

2. Thai Mango Avocado Salad With Grilled Sweet Potatoes 

Many people see pegan diet recipes and think that everything is rather bland. In fact, this Thai mango avocado salad with grilled sweet potatoes proves that theory wrong, as it is loaded with bold ingredients and tasty flavors. The fresh mango combined with the fatty avocado makes a refreshing salad that is quite filling. It is perfect for a light lunch any day of the week. 

3. Salmon-Stuffed Avocadoes 

The next time you want a filling meal, but don’t feel like breaking out all of the pots and pans in the kitchen, stick to these salmon-stuffed avocados. The simple recipe uses canned salmon mixed with yogurt, celery, mayo, mustard, salt, parsley, and pepper to make a well-seasoned filling. The salmon mixture is then placed in the middle of the avocado and topped with chives. The fatty avocado provides a creamy bite next to the salmon, creating a very flavorful meal. 

4. Vegan Bang Bang Cauliflower Tacos

It’s time to turn up the heat with these vegan bang bang cauliflower tacos. The cauliflower pieces in the tacos are like little bites of goodness. To get that crispy texture on the cauliflower, the pieces are dredged in a batter and topped with panko. They get baked until they are a nice golden brown. They are then topped with the spicy bang bang sauce for the finishing touch. 

5. Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce

Don’t worry about missing the pasta in this noodle dish. The sweet potato spirals covered in the creamy cashew sauce will make you forget you ever wanted a true noodle dish in the first place. The creamy sauce is so flavorful that you’ll be surprised to find out that it only has 4 ingredients. Water, salt, and some garlic combine with the nuts to make a luscious sauce that you’ll want to place on just about everything — it’s that tasty. 

6. Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice 

In under 30 minutes, you can have this Mexican cauliflower rice on your table. The rice in this dish isn’t actually rice at all. Cauliflower goes through a food processor until it is super fine and looks just like little grains of rice. It’s a nifty trick to keep in your back pocket the next time you want to sub out rice for a low-carb options. 

7. Avocado & Kale Omelet 

Start your morning off with a hearty breakfast that will keep you full for hours on end with this avocado and kale omelet. Now this isn’t like your typical omelet. This veggie-forward breakfast is super high in protein and has loads of fiber to keep you full until lunchtime or even later in the day. The combo of kale and avocado may not be the most creative, but there is a reason why they continue to pair time and time again. After one bite of this omelet, you will understand why. 

8. Coconut and Ginger Pumpkin Soup 

When the cold gets too much to handle, warm up with a big bowl of this coconut and ginger pumpkin soup. So what makes this soup extra creamy? It is all in the coconut milk. The coconut milk blends with the pumpkin of your choice and fresh ginger to make a soup that is very flavor-forward. If you want the soup to be extra creamy, use full-fat coconut milk. You can thank us later for that tip. 

9. Paleo Ginger Garlic Zoodles 

Here is another zoodle recipe that will be perfect for a light dinner any night of the week. This zoodle recipe uses swirls of zucchini cooked in loads of garlic and ginger to become the star of the show. The dish doesn’t stop there, either. Broccoli and cauliflower mix with coconut aminos — a soy sauce-like substitute — to make a sauce to slather on the zoodles. After one bite of this dish, it will have a permanent spot on your menu rotation. 

10. 2 Ingredient Cauliflower Paleo Gnocchi

Yes, you read that headline right. You only need two ingredients to make this cauliflower gnocchi come to life — it is that simple. Steamed cauliflower mixes with cassava flower to make pillowy gnocchi that is worth every single bite. This recipe completes the gnocchi with a coconut milk-based sauce, but feel free to get creative and top the gnocchi with whatever you are in the mood for. 

11. Zucchini Noodles with Vegan Lemon Cream Sauce 

Ordering in takeout while trying to follow the pegan diet isn’t always a simple task. But who needs takeout when you have a recipe like these zucchini noodles with vegan lemon cream sauce? The dish is restaurant quality and isn’t even that complicated to make. The secret ingredient in this recipe is, surprisingly, the cashews. It mixes with nutritional yeast to make a “cheese sauce” that will blow your tastebuds away.

12. Perfect Pegan-Friendly Burgers

Don’t worry about missing out on the next barbeque just because you are following the pegan diet. These pegan-friendly burgers will be a great substitute and keep you from going off track. Now this isn’t just your plain burger without a bun. The patties are mixed with fresh herbs and lemon zest, adding a brightness of flavor to the meat. The burgers are then topped with all the fixings, including dill pickles and a heaping pile of caramelized shallots. Don’t be surprised if you see your friends and family sneaking these off the plate instead of their regular burgers — they are that good. 

13. Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

There is a reason why the classic beat and goat cheese salad never goes out of style. The traditional combination is a masterpiece for a reason. The flavors sync up so well and always make for a good lunch or dinner. This recipe takes the classic pairing and adds in roasted pistachios, avocado, and a little bit of citrus. It reinvents the salad while still keeping its traditional flavors. 

14. Easy Summer Gazpacho 

Just because it is summer doesn’t mean you can’t have soup. Ditch the hot soup and replace it with a refreshing bowl of gazpacho for a summer twist on soup. This gazpacho couldn’t be easier to make. Summer tomatoes blend with cucumbers, celery, and bell peppers to make a super smooth and chilled broth. Make a big batch of this soup on the weekend so you can enjoy it all week long. 

15. Paleo Vegan Pancakes 

Deciding what to have for breakfast every single day can sometimes be a challenge. Yogurt, cereal, and eggs tend to get boring day after day. That is why I am here to introduce you to these vegan pancakes. They are fluffy on the inside and super crisp on the outside. Pair the pancakes with your favorite jam or roasted fruit to give them a little burst of sweetness. 

16. Sauteed Collard Green Omelet 

Give yourself a treat first thing in the morning with this sauteed collard green omelet. Not only is this omelet full of greens but it is also loaded with protein. With collard greens, pancetta, or bacon and topped with chipotle, this omelet knocks all other breakfast dishes out of the park. Not a fan of collard greens? Replace them with your favorite greens, like spinach or kale, for a bite that is just as good. 

17. Sweet Potato Pizza Crust 

Get ready to reinvent pizza night with a pegan-style twist with this sweet potato pizza crust. The best thing about this pizza crust is that it only takes 3 ingredients to make. All you need is sweet potatoes, rolled oats, and an egg. Everything blends together in a food processor and then bakes in a pan. It’s seriously that simple. After it is baked, top it with your favorite pizza fixings and place it back in the oven to watch the pizza come to life. 

18. Ultimate Chicken Taco Salad 

You know when you are eating a taco, and everything falls out of the shell? Solve that problem by ditching the shell and putting everything in a bowl. This chicken taco salad recipe will do just that, making it much easier to get all the taco fixings in one bite. Not only is this recipe super tasty, but it is actually super easy to make as well. Rotisserie chicken is used for protein, cutting the cooking time in half. This makes it much easier to get the dish on the table in no time flat. 

19. Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli 

A simple meal doesn’t have to be boring and bland. Case in point: this sweet and spicy stir fry with chicken and broccoli. The simple meal is straightforward in the best way possible. Broccoli stems and is set to the side while cooking chicken with green onions and garlic. Then everything is mixed together with hoisin sauce, chile paste, and soy sauce to make a stir fry bursting with taste. One bite of this classic dish, and you’ll see why it hasn’t gone out of style. 

20. Vegan Paleo Brownies 

Recipes like these vegan paleo brownies prove that you can stick to a meal plan and have a tasty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. The secret in these chocolatey brownies is definitely an ingredient that you would not expect. Lentils are the main star of the batter and work as a binder in the recipe to hold everything together. The legumes don’t add a funny taste or anything like that to the batter. In fact, if you didn’t know they were there, you’d have a hard time even noticing. 

21. Apple Cinnamon Paleo Granola Bars

The best part about these apple cinnamon paleo granola bars — besides being grain-free and vegan — is that you don’t have to turn on your oven to make the satisfying snack. The granola bars get a simple touch of sweetness from maple syrup and honey. The syrup and honey mix with the dried apples, nuts, coconut flakes, cinnamon, almond butter, and a splash of vanilla to make a snack that is super filling and worthy of every bite. 

22. Red Curry Lentils 

Making a comforting and cozy meal on the pegan diet doesn’t have to be complicated. Just take these red curry lentils, for example. They take about 45 minutes to whip up and are worth the wait. While the lentils are the main ingredient of the dish, the curry is the true star. The curry mixture takes onions, curry paste, garam masala, curry powder, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, sugar, and garlic to make a curry spice mixture that will set your tastebuds ablaze in the best way possible. 

23. Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Calling all chocolate lovers! This one is for you. The next time you are craving something chocolatey that will melt in your mouth, make these vegan chocolate truffles. The little balls of goodness are made by combining cashews, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a splash of vanilla in a food processor. When the mixture is ready to go, the dough gets scooped up into little balls and rolled in chocolate powder for a chocolate finishing touch. 

24. Vegan Ceaser Salad

If you love making a big salad for dinner, this vegan Caesar salad is just for you. The trick to making this salad stand out is all in the Caesar dressing. Since it is vegan, cheese isn’t there to add to the creaminess. Instead, cashews are soaked and blended with water, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and capers. The dressing is super creamy and delicious, you will want to eat it with just a spoon. 

25. Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie 

This golden milk smoothie is almost too pretty to drink. The vibrant yellow color from the turmeric makes this smoothie picture worthy. While this smoothie is super tasty, it is also super healthy. It is very high in antioxidants, helps with digestion, and is anti-inflammatory. Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to come together. It’s a win-win, no matter how you look at it.

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25 Irresistible Pegan Diet Recipes 

Servings: 7
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
chipotle shrimp tacos on a plate
Everything for a pegan diet is found in these chipotle shrimp tacos with avocado, cabbage, and mushrooms. Ready in 20 minutes!


  • 7 small low carb corn tortillas
  • ½ lb medium shrimp de-shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup mushrooms – sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 avocado – cut into chunks
  • 2-3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 oz cilantro
  • 2 oz green onions chopped
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil (or cooking spray)
  • lemon juice to taste
  • tbsp chipotle seasoning blend (or combine equal parts chipotle pepper, chipotle chili powder, paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and salt)


  • Remove the tails from the shrimp and transfer them into a mixing bowl with the olive oil, garlic slices, and seasoning and toss
  • Heat your skillet on medium high then transfer the shrimp into the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes (tossing a few times)
  • While it’s cooking add the mushrooms, cilantro, and green onions into the mixing bowl with a bit more seasoning
  • Add this mixture into the pan with the shrimp and squeeze the lemon juice in and cook another 5 minutes
  • Let them rest for 2-3 minutes then fill up the tortillas with the shrimp mixture, avocado chunks, and shredded cabbage!


Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 11.8gProtein: 13gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 308mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1.2gCalcium: 292mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Main Course
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