Eating a diet that’s both gluten-free and vegan can seem daunting at first, but it’s easier than you might think. To showcase some of the exciting possibilities, here’s a collection of our favorite gluten-free vegan recipes to make for lunch and dinner, including pizza, pasta, savory pies, and wraps. For a trove of more than 1,000 gluten-free vegan recipes (with new ones introduced each week), check out Forks Meal Planner. The weekly meal-planning tool from Forks Over Knives is customizable for food allergies and intolerances to gluten, nuts, and soy.
Tender cauliflower and chewy chickpeas are seasoned with a scrumptious blend of Mediterranean spices to create rich, shawarma-like flavor in this vegan gluten-free recipe. Each bite is better than the last when you dig into these colorful bowls, which also feature hearty brown rice, fresh cucumber, crunchy bell pepper, and a savory tahini sauce that ties everything together.
One of our highest-rated gluten-free recipes of all time, this warming stew is packed full of fresh veggies that soak up an irresistibly savory broth. Chunks of portobello mushroom add meaty texture and rich flavor that gets better over time, so don’t be afraid to freeze your leftovers. Garnish each bowl with fresh parsley, and enjoy!
Clean out your pantry and fuel up for the day ahead with this hearty breakfast hash, which is easy to customize based on whatever you have on hand. A medley of potatoes, zucchini, corn, and tomatoes are tossed with chili powder and fresh herbs for a savory jumble that will stick to your stomach. Turn this vegan gluten-free meal into a brunch feast by adding Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes and fresh fruit!
Craving Southwestern flavors? This simple dish comes together in a few minutes with just a few ingredients. Creamy gluten-free polenta is topped with hearty black beans, zesty pico de gallo salsa, avocado slices, and jalapeño, if you like a little heat. A satisfied reader raves: “One of the best things that I have made and will definitely do it again!”
Need some exciting but inexpensive vegan gluten-free dinner recipe ideas? This one is bound to become a regular in your weeknight rotation. A rich vegetable gravy is topped with fluffy mashed potatoes in this plant-based twist on the classic casserole. Each bite is full of creamy, comforting goodness that warms you up from the inside out. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats!
Enjoy the contrasting colors (and flavors) of earthy purple cabbage and sweet green peas in this delightfully simple soup. Potatoes add extra heft while fresh herbs infuse delicate flavor into the broth, which is so yummy that you’ll want to slurp up every last drop. Naturally gluten-free, this versatile stew is equally tasty on cold nights and sunny days.
Finding an oil-free, vegan, gluten-free cracker in the store is a challenge (to put it mildly). And if you are lucky enough to find one, they tend to be pricey. Good news: You can make your own! These delicious, “cheesy” crackers use a handful of pantry seasonings for a subtle cheese-like flavor. Note: Make sure you use certified gluten-free oats and brown rice flour.
Millet, an often overlooked gluten-free grain, has a mild, sweet nuttiness that perfectly soaks up the curry flavor in these scrumptious sushi bites. Crunchy carrot, sweet bell pepper, and creamy avocado create the perfect plant-based filling for this colorful vegan gluten-free recipe. Break out the wasabi and soy sauce, and you’re ready for a homemade sushi feast!
Thanks to the increased availability of tasty gluten-free pastas, it’s easy to adapt your favorite plant-based pasta recipes to be gluten-free. This mac and cheese is family-friendly and ready in 30 minutes. It gets a rich cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast, onion, and garlic. As for which pasta to use, the soft texture and mild flavor of rice, corn, or quinoa pasta work well in this recipe.
Light and fluffy with a pleasantly mild flavor, these savory pancakes are great when you feel like a change from your regular dinnertime fare. Note: Make sure to purchase certified gluten-free oat flour, as many oat products are milled on the same line as gluten-containing items and can put you at risk for cross-contamination.
Pro tip: Many plant-based soups are naturally gluten-free! This seriously delicious gluten-free corn chowder uses frozen corn as its base. Almond flour and potato thicken it up and add creaminess, and fresh parsley and thyme round out the flavors perfectly.
Made with a handful of pantry staples, this sweet and spicy chili is a tasty one-pot wonder. Tender white beans absorb the smoky flavors of chili powder and cumin while fresh cilantro and lemon juice add brightness. Enjoy it on its own, or serve over a baked potato, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat groats, or millet for extra heartiness.
This recipe takes a bit of prep but is so worth it! Mashed potato is the star of the rustic pie crust. If you’re feeling creative, you can experiment with the filling, adding your favorite veggies and beans. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour; as mentioned above, cross-contamination can be an issue when it comes to gluten and oats.
Grain bowlsshould be a mainstay in your rotation of vegan gluten-free dinner recipes. In this tasty bowl, quick-pickled cabbage and a creamy homemade miso-ginger dressing add tons of flavor to brown rice, edamame, and good ol’ stir-fry veggies.
Rice paper wrappers will change your life! Try them out in these tasty zucchini-noodle rolls, then have fun making your own rice paper–wrapped creations with your favorite salad ingredients, leftovers, or whatever else you’re craving.
Inspired by the classic Indian dish, these vegan burgers are gluten-free if served on gluten-free hamburger buns or between two lettuce leaves. Potatoes and chickpeas form the base of the patties, which are expertly seasoned with favorite curry spices. Pile all your favorite burger fixings on top, and you’ll be amazed at how satisfying they are.
Cooking quinoa with cumin and turmeric gives it a rich earthy flavor and eye-catching golden hue. Made with cucumber, roasted bell pepper, tomato, lemon, and basil, this simple salad makes for a refreshing main dish or side when you’re craving an easy vegan gluten-free meal.
Cold weather getting you down? Cozy up to this scrumptious brown lentil stew. Half the lentils are pureed to thicken the sauce and add a rich depth of flavor to this vegan gluten-free meal. Serve as is or over your favorite whole grain such as brown rice, quinoa, or millet.
Mushrooms bring meaty flavor to these gluten-free vegan meatballs, while white beans and brown rice add heft. Flaxseed meal and oat flour hold it all together. (Note: Make sure you use gluten-free oat flour.) Top with cashew crumble, drizzle with some marinara, and watch them be devoured.
The combination of fresh, crisp lettuce leaves and a hearty, flavor-packed bean and corn mix hits all the right notes of flavor and texture. Spicy jalapeño adds satisfying heat, while grated lime zest infuses the filling with undertones of tangy citrus.The best part? This vegan gluten-free recipe is ready in only 15 minutes.
Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. She is the author of Reach Your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Find her on Facebook.