If you are both vegan and gluten-free, it can seem tough to have multiple restrictions on what you can and/or will eat. The truth is, however, that there is no reason to give up your favorite foods even if you are both vegan and gluten-free.
pretty much any dish can be veganized, just check out these 10 Vegetables That Can Substitute for Meat and at least 10 Vegetables You Can Make Burgers With. You can also veganize your favorite beef, chicken, and seafood dishes. See A Guide to Veganizing Any Dish and How to Veganize Your Favorite Familiar Dishes for all the tips and tricks.
Just as there are substitutions to make dishes plant-based, any dish can als0 be made gluten-free with a few simple swap-outs. Check out How to Make Any Dish Gluten-Free, 10 Gluten-Free Cooking Tips, and The Ultimate Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Substitution Guide for tons of advice and tips.
Last summer we brought you 10 Summer Favorite Recipes That are Gluten-Free and Vegan, and now it’s time to do it again. Here are 12 incredible recipes that you may find it hard to believe are both gluten-free and vegan.
1. Crispy Breaded Chickpea Cutlets in Mushroom Gravy
Can breaded cutlets be vegan and gluten-free? You bet if it’s these Crispy Breaded Chickpea Cutlets in Mushroom Gravy. Chickpeas have the perfect flavor and texture to make satisfying cutlets. Flaxseed and aquafaba are used for the breading, and it’s all topped with a savory mushroom gravy. Serve this alongside some fresh greens or any vegetable of your choosing for a meal that will win over everybody.
2. Zucchini Bread with Fennel and Pistachios
Being gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t have soft and chewy bread. This Zucchini Bread with Fennel and Pistachios features two types of squash, three types of gluten-free flours, chopped pistachios, and fennel seeds to make it hearty and grainy. It’s the right type of bread for a sweet treat, a nice breakfast, and even just snacking.
3. Lentil Pizza Crust
If you’ve been missing pizza since going gluten-free, this Lentil Pizza Crust is going to bring pizza night back into your life. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and a blender — no yeast or the wait time that comes with it. You get a thin and crispy crust made from protein-packed and healthy lentils that’s just waiting for your choice of yummy toppings.
4. Chocolate Cupcakes with Rich Maple Buttercream
Moist and airy, nostalgically deep and dark, and perfect in every way, you’ll never need another chocolate cupcake recipe after you try these Chocolate Cupcakes with Rich Maple Buttercream. The magic texture comes from a fascinating chemical reaction between the acidic cocoa powder, baking soda, the hot coffee, and vinegar. Topped with a delicious maple buttercream frosting, what more could you ask for in a dessert? Oh yeah, it’s vegan and gluten-free!
5. Cranberry Buckwheat Pancakes
You don’t need eggs, dairy or gluten to have delicious, light and fluffy pancakes for breakfast. These Cranberry Buckwheat Pancakes are topped with a delightfully tart homemade cranberry sauce. They’re made with buckwheat, giving them a uniquely wholesome taste and texture. They’re the perfect Sunday morning breakfast!
6. Chickpea ‘Meat’ Sauce Over Pasta Shells
This Chickpea ‘Meat’ Sauce is the next best thing next to simmered-all-day pasta sauce. The chickpeas are flavored with miso, tomato paste, herbs, and spices to have a rich taste and “meaty” texture. Serve this over gluten-free pasta and you’ll have all your family and friends wondering how you managed to juggle your day while making such a fabulous meaty sauce that’s vegan and gluten-free.
7. Orange ‘Chicken’ With Mixed Vegetables and Brown Rice
It’s really hard to find Chinese food that’s gluten-free because there is wheat in most soy sauces so learn to make it at home instead. This Orange ‘Chicken,’ made with soy curls, is sweet, spicy, sticky, and delicious. Served with a side of brown rice and variety of sautéed vegetables, it’s a meal that’ll keep you full and satisfied. You may never order take-out again!
8. Buckwheat Breakfast Doughnuts
These aren’t your traditional, pillowy doughnuts, thanks to the buckwheat flour. These Buckwheat Breakfast Doughnuts are dense and chewy, which is what you need for a breakfast that’ll fuel you when you’re on the go. Don’t just stop at eating them plain — these are fantastic as a breakfast sandwich with peanut butter, banana, and dried fruit!
9. Roasted Vegetable Loaf with a Balsamic Glaze
You might think a vegan and gluten-free meatloaf would be hard to find, but this Roasted Vegetable Loaf with a Balsamic Glaze will show you just how easy it is. This hearty loaf of lentils and vegetables is pure deliciousness! Speckled with colorful bits of bell peppers, it’s as savory as it is satisfying. Served with a side of plenty of roasted vegetables, it’s the perfect dinner for any gathering.
10. Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers
Being vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to eat seedy veggie burgers on lettuce leaves. These Double Black Bean Tofu Cheeseburgers taste more like beefy burgers than bean burgers. The texture is crispy on the outside and tender inside. With just a few gluten-free swaps, you can have “meaty” burgers that are incredibly delicious.
11. Swedish Meatballs with Lentils and Black Rice
These Swedish Meatballs with Lentils and Black Rice are so yummy! Serving these with the right sides, like potato mash, red cabbage relish, and plenty of gravy brings out the best of their flavor and texture. They’re a real traditional Swedish treat that’s perfect for dinner. Best of all, they are gluten-free and vegan.
12. Squash Ravioli With Kale Pesto and Pine Nuts
Now you can make your own gluten-free pasta dough! These Squash Ravioli with Kale Pesto and Pine Nuts have tons of flavor in a homemade gluten-free ravioli shell made with almond flour and cassava flour. They’re filled with acorn squash and topped with a simple kale pesto and toasted pine nuts. This is a beautiful and impressive dish that will wow everyone!
It only takes a few easy substitutions to turn any dish into a vegan and gluten-free masterpiece!
Lead image source: Lentil Pizza Crust