January 23, 2017 · Written by Foodtolive Team
4 Mouthwatering Recipes for a Typical Gluten-Free Diet
Whether you have a sensitivity to gluten or just want to make your diet a bit healthier, you can enjoy a great number of dishes even if you exclude all the foods that contain this compound. Most people think that a typical gluten-free diet must be ‘boring’ due to the lack of flavors or even impossible for vegans and vegetarians to maintain. However, we can persuade you that this isn’t the case.
There are many delicious gluten-free vegan foods that you can use in order to create fantastic meals. Today, we’ll share a collection of our favorite recipes:
Lentil and Mung Bean Omelet for a Typical Gluten-Free Diet
This omelet would be a great way to start your day as it contains a wide range of important nutrients that would charge you with energy. Note that you can use chickpea flour as a replacement for the lentils + mung beans mix for this particular recipe. You can also change the filling to anything you’d enjoy.
- ½ cup dry lentils
- ½ cup dry mung beans
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 cup water
- 1 ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black salt
- 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Cooking oil as needed
- 1 cup okra (chopped)
- 1 cup broccoli
- ½ cup sweet peppers (sliced)
- ½ cup cubed Tempeh (cooked for 10 minutes in boiling water)
- 1-2 tsp creole spice blend
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Soak the beans and lentils in hot water for 30 minutes at the least.
- Drain and process beans and lentils in a food processor until the mix turns into a smooth batter.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and process again.
- Make thin pancakes (omelets) with the batter.
- Pour some cooking oil into a pan and cook your filling on low heat until ingredients turn soft.
- Put the filling inside omelets, add your favorite sauce, and enjoy.
Gluten-Free Salad with Chickpeas
A typical gluten-free diet must include quite a few legumes as they are necessary to replace the calories you would otherwise get from grains. This salad would be a perfect vegan lunch option.
- 15 oz. chickpeas (cooked or canned)
- 3 green onions
- 2 stalks celery
- ¼ cup red bell pepper (chopped)
- ¼ cup dill pickle (chopped)
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
- 1 ½ tsp yellow mustard
- 1-3 tsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mash the chickpeas into relatively even chunks using a potato masher.
- Add onions, bell peppers, celery, pickles, and garlic. Stir.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix the salad carefully. Serve on toast or crackers.
Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
This recipe for a typical gluten-free diet would make a fantastic dinner choice if you want to impress your guests and help them discover new flavors. It takes little time to cook, so you can prepare it when visitors drop by unannounced.
- 6 peeled zucchini (very thin slices)
- ½ cup pistachios (shelled)
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 cups parsley
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- Lemon zest (1 lemon)
- Mix pistachios, garlic, lemon zest, salt, parsley, and lemon juice and process them in a blender to make vegan pesto. You may add any other spices to your taste.
- Add olive oil and process again.
- In a large bowl, combine pesto with your fresh zucchini noodles. Sprinkle with crushed pistachios and olive oil before serving.
Chocolate-Chip Chewy Bars with No Gluten
This addition would make a typical gluten-free diet truly enjoyable for your children. You should add it to your vegetarian desserts recipes collection ad they are easy to make and taste absolutely delightful.
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup vegan butter (melted)
- ¼ cup maple syrup (you can also use agave)
- 1 cup gluten-free oats
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/8 cup walnuts (pieces)
- Combine sugar, butters, and agave and mix using a mixer.
- Stir in walnuts, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips, cinnamon, oats, and a pinch of salt.
- Preheat your oven to 350F and place the batter on a foil-covered cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool before eating!