28 Vegetables Added in the Cruise Phase of the Dukan Diet

There are 28 permitted vegetables for PV (Protein and Vegetable) days in the Cruise Phase which you add to the list of 72 low fat, high protein foods from the Attack Phase.  When you look at the vegetables listed in more detail you will see that many of these 28 vegetables have a large number of varieties that will give you a much wider choice than you might have first thought.  You also have to remember that you can also eat goji berries which with the stewed rhubarb gives you limited access to fruit as well.

There are three vegetables on the list, carrots, beetroot, and artichokes which you need to be careful when eating as their high sugar content might impact on your weight loss so you need to restrict these to one serving per week each.

The 28 Permitted Vegetables are:

  1. Artichokes (Globe not Jerusalem)
  2. Asparagus
  3. Aubergine (aka Egg Plant)
  4. Beetroot
  5. Broccoli
  6. Cabbage  (Broccoli and Cabbage are both a member of the Cole family and this allows you to eat a very wide variety of vegetables such as cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli, red cabbage, white cabbage, collard greens, kale and brussel sprouts.  The picture for this post is of a Romanesco Cauliflower)
  7. Carrots
  8. Celery and Celeriac
  9. Chicory
  10. Courgettes (aka Zucchini)
  11. Cucumber
  12. Fennel
  13. French Beans/String Beans/Runner Beans/Mangetout
  14. Leeks
  15. Mushrooms ( all varieties including White Button, Shiitake, Oyster and Portabella)
  16. Onions (Red, White, Salad or Spring)
  17. Palm Hearts
  18. Peppers
  19. Pumpkins, Squashes and Marrows
  20. Radishes
  21. Salad Leaves (Of any sort including all types of Lettuce, Rocket and Watercress)
  22. Sorrel
  23. Soya Beans
  24. Spinach
  25. Swede
  26. Swiss Chard
  27. Tomatoes
  28. Turnips




223 Responses to “28 Vegetables Added in the Cruise Phase of the Dukan Diet”

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  • Dani on December 13, 2011

    Something that I just discovered that is great is Mooli, it’s a type of radish, it makes great noodles to go with fish 😀

    • Amber on December 13, 2011

      Hi Dani

      That’s a great tip. I’ve checked mooli out and it is fine. It is also known as daikon and it has just 15 calories per 100g and can be a great source of folate.


  • Kate Birch on November 30, 2011

    Hi, is Fromage Blanc allowable if it is 0% fat? Also I am wondering if there is any shop in France that sells Quark! I have been half way around France and it is so frustrating that the diet is by a French doctor yet I am unable to buy it here in France. I was told that it is like fromage frais but with the recipes it calls for fromage frais AND quark… any suggestions please? thanks Kate

  • Sally on November 18, 2011

    HI Amber,

    Thanks for the site, loving everything on it.
    Can i have just Oats for breakfast? (add a little oat bran as well)

    Thanks in advance

    • Amber on November 18, 2011

      Hi Sally

      I’m afraid you are only allowed oat bran so can’t have any oats but oat bran does make a very quick and easy porridge.

      Best wishes


  • Mark Landau on November 16, 2011

    Are frozen peas (petits pois) allowed?

    • Amber on November 16, 2011

      Hi Mark

      No sweet or starchy vegetables are allowed so peas, sweetcorn, potatoes and so on are not allowed.


  • Elise on November 15, 2011

    Hi Amber,

    Great website! can you eat a bit of low fat bacon in the cruise stage?

    • Amber on November 16, 2011

      Hi Elise


      Yes you can eat fat reduced bacon but take care as it contains a lot of salt!

      Best wishes


  • Kate on November 8, 2011

    can you eat red kidney beans on the Dukan diet.

    • Amber on November 8, 2011

      Hi Kate

      I’ve already answered this question below.

      Kind regards


  • Kate on November 6, 2011

    Are red kidney beans allowed on the Dukan diet, they are high in protein and lower cholesterol.

    Thank you

    • Amber on November 6, 2011

      Hi Kate

      Kidney beans are also high in carbohydrates and fat and therefore are not considered a pure protein food. A cup of dried beans cooked in water has 331 Calories, Fat 14.9g, Carbs 36.94g and Protein14.05g. You would not be able to eat kidney beans until the Consolidation phase when you start to add in more starchy foods.

      Kind regards


  • Sonja on November 6, 2011

    hi Amber, I came across a recipe just recently (from another dukan site) that uses Paraffin Oil. Is this type of oil really ok? I was under the impression that NO oil was allowed.

    • Amber on November 6, 2011

      Hi Sonja

      Food grade paraffin oil can be used in cooking but it is not something which I would recommend although I do know that some official Dukan recipes use this ingredient so whether you do or don’t will be a matter of personal choice.

      The most common use for paraffin oil is as a laxative and the official UK Dukan Diet site has this answer to help cure water retention. “Drink less, no more than one litre per day. Do that for 4 days. Avoid eating dishes with a high sodium content like smoked salmon or cured meat. If you are constipated use a glycerin suppository and make a sauce with paraffin oil. You can also take a drainer to help.”

      Because paraffin oil is made from petrol it is supposed to pass through the body without being absorbed and this is how it helps soften the stools to help treat constipation but there are some concerns about small amounts being absorbed and accumulated in the organs if used over a prolonged period.


  • Bon Hikim on November 5, 2011

    What about dried beans/pulses, such as black turtle pinto beans blackeyed beans, are these okay?

    • Amber on November 5, 2011

      Hi Bon Hikim

      The sprouts of beans are OK but not the beans themselves as they are too high in starch. The sprouting changes the nutritional make up of the food.


  • Sonja on November 1, 2011

    Hi Amber,
    I don’t see mung bean sprouts, or alfa alfa sprouts on the list, but assume these are ok. Am I right?

    • Amber on November 4, 2011

      Hi Sonja

      Yes – bean sprouts are fine to have on PV days.


  • Will on October 30, 2011

    Can you have snap peas or edamame? Thanks

    • Amber on October 30, 2011

      Hi Will

      I’m afraid both these vegetables are off the Dukan Diet menu. Snap peas or Sugar Snap peas have too much sugar and edamame is too high in starch.

      Kind regards


  • Jordi on October 29, 2011

    Are you allowed unlimited pumpkin?!

    • Amber on October 29, 2011

      Hi Jordi

      Pumpkin isn’t a vegetable that Dr Dukan has advised that needs to be eaten in limited quantities in the same way as carrots, beetroot and artichokes but it does have quite a high sugar content so it would be better if you didn’t eat too much.


  • Melissa on October 27, 2011

    Hi Amber,

    Love your site – it is really helpful!

    Quick question I am about to go into the Cruise phase and noticed that I can eat squash – can I check that is butternut squash?

    thankyou very much

    • Amber on October 27, 2011

      Hi Melissea

      Thanks for the thumbs up and yes you can eat butternut squash. I hope the Attack Phase went well for you.

      Best wishes


  • Angelika on October 4, 2011

    Hi, is it possible to juice the vegetables? Like the carrots, beetroot, tomato and celery?
    Are you allowed to drink green barley grass powder with water? (3g = 1% carbo, 0% fat, sodium 25mg – 1%, potassium 130mg – 4%)?
    What about carrot juice powder with water? (9g = 4% carbo, 0% fat, sodium 68mg – 2%)
    Thank you

    • Amber on October 4, 2011

      Hi Angelika

      You can have one portion of juiced fresh vegetables on PV days but you need to remember that you can only have one serving of carrots and beetroot per week. The green barley grass and carrot juice powders don’t make it to the approved list of vegetables.

      Best wishes


  • Celeste on October 2, 2011


    Am I allowed tofu?

    • Amber on October 2, 2011

      Hi Celeste

      Tofu is one of the 72 proteins that you are allowed to eat so the answer is yes.


  • Lila on September 16, 2011


    Can we eat garlic in any form?

    Thank you

    Lila 🙂

    • Amber on September 16, 2011

      Hi Lila

      What forms of garlic would you like information on?



  • tfur4jc on July 30, 2011

    Of the veggies that are allowed, are they also allowed in unlimited portions?? I can eat a TON of cauliflower!! LOL

    • Amber on July 30, 2011

      Hi tfur4jc

      There are only three of the vegetables on the list that you have to restrict carrots, beetroot and artichoke to one portion per week. Everything else you can have in unlimited amounts including cauliflower! So enjoy!

      Best wishes


      • tfur4jc on July 30, 2011

        Rockin’!!! Thanks Amber!!!

  • emily on July 21, 2011

    Can we have hummus?

    • Amber on July 22, 2011

      Hi emily

      Hummus doesn’t fit with the rules of the Dukan Diet. I’ve provided the nutritional data for a one cup serving (246 g) below

      Calories – 408
      Fat 24 g
      Cholesterol – 0
      Sodium – 932 mg
      Carbohydrate – 35g
      Protein – 19 g

      As you can see from the information above it is a high carb, high fat protein with high levels of sodium rather than a low carb, low fat one which the Dukan Diet uses. The Dukan Diet also advises you to restrict sodium levels to help prevent water retention.

      Kind regards


  • michelle on June 25, 2011

    is corn allowed?

    • Amber on June 26, 2011

      Hi michelle

      I’m sorry but corn isn’t one of the 28 vegetables that you’re allowed to eat.


  • michelle on June 20, 2011

    Is Rapini allowed?

    • Amber on June 20, 2011

      Hi Michelle

      Rapini is a member of the brassica family and all types of brassica vegetable are allowed.


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