27 of Our Favorite Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes

By Lisa Esile, MS,

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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.

Vegan Shawarma with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas in a gray bowl on stone counter

Vegan Shawarma with Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas

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.
A woman's hand scoop up a spoonful of the Best-Ever Beefless Stew (a Vegan Beef Stew) from a ceramic bowl

Best-Ever Beefless Stew

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!
herbed breakfast hash in a metalskillet with a wooden spoon and slices of toasted bread on the side

Herbed Breakfast Hash

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!
tex-mex polenta bowls

Tex-Mex Polenta Bowls

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!”
Budget-Friendly Shepherd’s Pie in a white bowl with a wooden spoon

Budget-Friendly Shepherd’s Pie

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!
Hearty Purple Cabbage Soup in a white bowl with metal spoon

Hearty Purple Cabbage Soup

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.
Vegan Cheesy Crackers on a brown plate next to a gray cloth napkin

Vegan Cheesy Crackers

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.
Curried Millet Sushi vegan recipe

Curried Millet Sushi

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!
butternut broccoli vegan mac and cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

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.
Herbed Savory Pancakes with Sauteed Spinach

Savory Pancakes with Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach

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.
square-cut pizza loaded with veggies including asparagus, tomato, and avocado, with a mildly green crust made of broccoli

Broccoli-Crust Veggie Pizza

How did we ever live without cruciferous-veggie pizza crusts!? This vegan gluten-free recipe is simple and delicious—just pulse broccoli in a food processor until it reaches a rice-like texture; add some almond flour, chickpea flour, and a few seasonings; and you’re good to go! Also check out: Quick Cornmeal Pizza Crust, Polenta Pizza Pie, and Chock Full of Veggies Pizza with Chickpea Crust.

Easy Vegan Corn Chowder

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.
Zesty White Bean Chili

Zesty White Bean Chili

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.
Vegan Pot Pie

Festive Vegetable Pot Pie

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.
forbidden rice bowl vegan

Forbidden Rice Bowl with Quick-Pickled Cabbage

Grain bowls should 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.
zoodle summer rolls

Zoodle Rolls with Pesto Sauce

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.
Vegan burger

Chana Masala Burgers

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.
Quinoa Salad

Middle Eastern Quinoa Salad

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.
Lentil Recipe

Curried Tomato-Lentil Stew

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.
spicy vegan tacos

Spicy Stir-Fry Tacos

Corn-tortilla tacos are a great gluten-free, family-friendly meal to add to your weekly rotation. In this creative dish, steamed veggies are cooked with ginger, tamari, and rice vinegar, then loaded into warmed tortillas. Also try: Delicata Squash Tacos, Spiced Sweet Potato Tacos, and Full-On Taco Bar.

Fancy Vegan Meatballs

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.
vegan lettuce cups

Black Bean, Corn, and Roasted Red Pepper Lettuce Cups

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.


Looking for a great gluten-free, whole-food, plant-based dessert? Frozen banana "nice cream," like this Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream, is fabulously refreshing and comes together almost instantly.

For cooler weather, this Warm Peach and Raspberry Crumble always hits the spot. And our gorgeous citrusy Chocolate-Orange Dessert Donuts really are gluten-free (as long as you buy gluten-free oat flour)!

Need a sweet snack? These Peanut Butter Quinoa Flake Cookies  and Gluten-Free Fig Bars are kid-friendly and ideal to tuck into any lunch.

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Lisa Esile, MS

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.
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