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Delicious Gluten-Free Main Dishes to Celebrate #NationalGluten-FreeDay!


Today is National Gluten-Free Day! To celebrate, we browsed the Food Monster App to find some of our best main dishes for you to cook up. Don’t let the day go by without enjoying one of these delicious recipes from Thai barbecue cauliflower to smothered burritos!

1. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry
sweet potato and chickpea curry

This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry is crunchy, creamy and delicious. The dish combines an excellent blend of spices and fresh ingredients to bring together a curry that is savory and well balanced. The cashews are a perfect crunchy counterpart to the tender sweet potatoes.

2. Spiralized Potato Crust Pizza With Kale Pesto
Spiralized Potato Crust Pizza With Kale Pesto

This yummy Spiralized Potato Crust Pizza With Kale Pesto is made entirely from vegetables! How can that be, you ask? The crust is made with spiralized potatoes and baked until perfectly crispy. Then, it’s topped with this baby with kale pesto, basil, avocado, zucchini, and tomatoes. Feel free to make your own crust and top as desired. You can even experiment with sweet potatoes or other spiralized vegetables!

3. Swedish Meatballs With Rosé Peppers and Thyme

The rosé peppers in these Swedish Meatballs and Thyme is what makes this classic recipe extra special! The beets also give them a beautiful color.

4. Pumpkin Cannelloni With Almond Sauce
vegan pumpkin cannelloni with almond sauce

This isn’t your standard pumpkin dish, check out these Pumpkin Cannelloni With Almond Sauce! Tender cannelloni are filled with savory pumpkin puree and topped with a creamy almond sauce, this is definitely a dish you want as the center of your table!

5. Thai Barbecue Cauliflower
vegan gluten free thai bbq cauliflower

This Thai Barbecue Cauliflower recipe is almost like a red curry but in crispy appetizer form. Cauliflower is tossed with curry powder, Sriracha, garlic, and coconut milk to contrast the heat and then baked (or air-fried) until tender and toasted. Serve these with a cooling and creamy dip and plenty of carrots and celery sticks!

6. Portobello Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
vegan portobello lentil shepherds pie

Everyone needs a go-to recipe for shepherd’s pie and this Portobello Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is a must-try. This hearty, savory shepherd’s pie has a delicious filling of French lentils, sautéed mushrooms, and vegetables in a red wine gravy. Topped with creamy mashed potatoes, it’s the ultimate plant-based comfort food.

7. Stir-Fried Noodles With Sweet Potatoes and Collard Greens
vegan stir-fried soba noodles with sweet potato and collard greens

This is a wild style, Japanese rooted, Stir-Fried Soba Noodles With Sweet Potato and Collard Greens, with soul food tendencies. The sweet potatoes and greens are prepared in fairly neutral flavors so each hold up and pair well with the garlic, ginger, soy, etc. The sweet potatoes are such a nice touch, as the sweetness balances out the dish to contrast the salt and acidity of the sauce. The best part about the dish is that there is little prep and very little cooking. It’s all wok based, after all. Easy prep, easy cook, easy clean-up!

8. Smothered Burritos
vegan smothered burritos

Smothered Burritos are large enchiladas that are covered with red, green, or white sauce. The filling can be varied; they can include roasted vegetables, potatoes, vegan meats, vegan grounds. The filling combinations are limited only by your taste and imagination! The burritos in this recipe are filled with vegan chicken, cumin rice, vegan cheese, cilantro, and scallions. Get creative and get cooking!

9. Moroccan Eggplant Mini Galettes With Chickpeas and Harissa
vegan moroccan eggplant mini galettes with chickpea and harissa

Galettes are basically rustic pies with anything you want in the middle! These Moroccan Eggplant Galettes are packed full of aromatic spices, flavor, and texture. If you’re not such a spice-fan, ditch the jalapeño all-together, cut back on the black pepper, and if you’re purchasing harissa instead of making this recipe, taste it before adding the entire amount! You don’t want to miss this warm, flavorful little bites.

10. Cucumber Noodles With Spicy Tahini Sauce
vegan gluten free cucumber noodles with spicy tahini sauce

If you’re trying to eat a diet that is nutrient dense with juicy foods, then these Cucumber Noodles With Spicy Tahini Sauce is something you’ll want to introduce in your rotation. Cucumber is one of the best foods for weight loss, skin health and overall healing. Tahini is a great source of healthy fats, is the base of this sauce that has a rich, creamy texture and just the right amount of spice!

11. Beet Chickpea Burgers With Harissa Spread
vegan beet chickpea with harissa burgers

It’s amazing how some grains, beans, and vegetables can turn into a burger that is so satisfying! I mean, just look at the bright fuchsia hue of these beet chickpea burgers – is any other burger prettier to look at? The combination of quinoa and red rice in the patties is great for the texture. These Beet Chickpea Burgers With Harissa Spread are absolutely perfect for parties or dinners for plant-based skeptics!

12. Mango Beet Sushi
vegan gluten free mango beet sushi

These Mango Beet Sushi Rolls are gorgeous, colorful, and full of health benefits! Beets are an extremely heart healthy food. Why not wrap this root veggie into a foodie favorite – sushi! Sweet mango, juicy cucumber, and creamy avocado are paired with beet to create a beautiful sweet, crunchy, and savory bite of sushi.

13. BBQ Brown Rice and Portobello Burgers
vegan gluten free bbq brown rice and portobello burgers

These rich and meaty BBQ Brown Rice and Portobello Mushroom Burgers will come through for you when the burger craving hits. Rich, meaty, and mushroom-y with a hit of smoky BBQ sauce to make them fresh-off-the-grill satisfying. The ingredient list is minimal, yes, but the flavor is maximum greatness. Spoon them with some caramelized onions, a dollop of vegan mayo, and extra BBQ sauce. Definitely, definitely put them between two buns and eat them in the blazing sun with a generous side of baked french fries.

14. Tex-Mex Walnut Cauliflower Fajita Bowls
vegan gluten free tex-mex cauliflower walnut fajita bowl

This Tex-Mex Walnut Cauliflower Fajita Bowl is a hybrid recipe, of Mexican and American food, veganized and healthy-fied. The flavors, crunch, and seasoning are very Mexican. If this is too healthy for you, just skip the salad and replace it with homemade tortilla. Or omit the rice and use the rest of the ingredients to make some tacos. Either way, the highlight of this recipe is the walnut cauliflower fajita. This is actually much better than meat substitutes because of the roasted taste, nutty crunch, and comforting cauliflower softness. Half of the walnut cauliflower fajita won’t make it onto my bowl because you won’t be able to stop eating it by the spoonful straight from the baking sheet. Oops.

15. Kale Tofu Curry
vegan kale tofu curry

This Kale Tofu Curry recipe is based on the traditional Indian dish methi malai paneer. Methi is a popular greens in India from fenugreek seeds and has a bitter taste and flavor. This curry uses kale instead of the traditional methi. Soaked almonds give the dish its creamy texture and tofu is tossed in for added protein.

Don’t forget to leave room for these gluten-free dessert ideas! There are so many available recipes out there, and we’ve compiled the best on our Food Monster App. It’s a way to help you come up with meal ideas, and a great way to explore new ways to cook! With over 10,000 recipes, you won’t run out. Subscribers gain access to new recipes every day.

Lead image source: BBQ Brown Rice and Portobello Burgers

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