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Ideas for Gluten-Free Meals

By Jess, published on 01/10/2019 Blog > Health and Fitness > Nutrition > Great Gluten-Free Recipes

“Of all the passions, the only really respectable one seems to me to be indulgence.” – Guy de Maupassant

Around 8.5 million consumers in the UK have gone gluten-free, nearly 13% of the population. Around 1% of the population has coeliac disease and 7% have digestive problems when they eat. If you’re one of them, you might be looking for recipes for gluten-free dishes.

There’s nothing to worry about! The internet is full of recipes for gluten intolerance or for those who just want to reduce their intake of gluten. Here are 10 gluten-free recipes you should try.

Buckwheat Pancakes with Mushrooms

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 100g of buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 a glass of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 30g of butter
  • 200g of button mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped chervil (or parsley)
  • Salt and pepper.

Can you make gluten-free pancakes? With the right flour, pancakes are gluten-free. (Source: ArtCoreStudios)

Preparation:

For the pancake batter

  • Add the eggs to the flour
  • Mix and add the milk with the help of a whisk
  • Let stand for an hour before cooking the pancakes in a buttered pan

For the filling:

  • Slice the mushrooms and cook them in butter
  • Add the crushed garlic
  • Add the chervil

Place the filling in the middle of the pancake and fold the edges towards the centre to make a square.

Find out more about going gluten-free.

Veggie Burgers

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 1 sachet of gluten-free rising agent (baker’s yeast)
  • 250ml of vegetable milk (almond milk, hazelnut milk, or oat milk)
  • 350g of gluten-free flour (chickpea flour, rice flour, etc.)
  • 30g of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 block of tofu
  • 6 tablespoons of gluten-free soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons of whole almonds
  • 6 tablespoons of hazelnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons of gluten-free flour
  • Salt, pepper, and chilli powder

Preparation:

For gluten-free bread:

  • Place the rising agent in 4 tablespoons of warm vegetable milk for 15 minutes
  • Mix the flour sugar, a pinch of salt, the milk, and oil into the rising agent mix.
  • Knead for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Cover with a damp tea towel for an hour and a half
  • Make six small balls with the dough and let them rise for around 45 minutes
  • Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes at 180°C and then cut them in half

For the burger patties:

  • Mix the remaining ingredients until you’ve got a paste
  • Heat a pan with olive oil
  • Make patties out of the paste (you can always use baking moulds if you want them perfectly circular)

You can garnish the burgers with tomatoes, lettuce, gherkins, homemade mayonnaise or cheese and serve with sweet potato fries.

Gluten-Free Pancakes

There are plenty of things you can still make if you’re gluten-free. You just need to change the recipes when it comes to chocolate desserts, biscuits, or pancakes.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g of cornflour

Preparation:

  • Peel the bananas and crush them with a fork in a salad bowl
  • Break the eggs and beat them with a fork
  • Add the cornflour and mix it all
  • Heat a buttered pan and cook the pancakes

Serve with honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, or jam. There are also recipes for gluten-free crepes available.

Gluten-Free Pizza

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 600ml of water.
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tuna
  • Grated cheese
  • A pinch of salt, a pinch of sugar
  • 50g of yoghurt (half a normal pot)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoons of gluten-free baking powder
  • 200g of gluten-free flour

How do you make gluten-free pizza? Pizzas can also be gluten-free. (Source: igorovsyannykov)

Preparation:

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar
  • Add the egg, oil, and yoghurt, and slowly add the water
  • Knead the dough until it becomes stretchy
  • Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and let it rise for at least 2 hours
  • Spread out the pizza dough, add the sauce and the topping (in this case it’s tuna and cheese, but you can let your imagination run wild)
  • Cook at 200°C for 10-15 minutes

Gluten-Free Avocado Risotto

Gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to get rid of nice food. This risotto is a fine example of that.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 400g of risotto rice
  • 50g of butter
  • 1 onion
  • 100 tp 150ml of white wine
  • Stock cubes (make sure you’re using gluten-free stock)
  • Pepper
  • 50 to 70g of parmesan
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 handfuls of nuts

Preparation:

  • Melt the butter in a casserole and brown the finely chopped onion
  • Add the rice and mix until the grains are coated in butter
  • Pour the white wine and let it evaporate
  • Season with pepper
  • Add the stock cube to boiling water (between 1 and 1.5l)
  • Slowly add the sauce to the rice and let it boil off or add it all and cook for 20 minutes
  • Add 30g of butter and the parmesan
  • Add the avocado and crush the nuts before adding them to your risotto

Find out the reasons for going gluten-free.

Crustless Mushroom Quiche

For a tasty brunch, try these delicious mini quiches!

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 300g of button mushrooms
  • 20g of butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 200ml of milk
  • 200ml of crème fraîche
  • 3 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 150g of grated gruyère cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 210°C.
  • Cook the mushrooms in a buttered pan
  • Mix the milk, crème fraîche, cornstarch, and grated cheese into a salad bowl
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Add the mushrooms and then pour into a mould or several small moulds if you want mini quiches
  • Bake for 20 minutes

You can even replace the mushrooms with salmon, olives, spinach, carrot, chorizo, or leek.

Find out which foods are gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Taboulé

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 450g of cauliflower
  • 50g of raisins
  • 50g of pine nuts
  • 2 onions
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 150ml of olive oil
  • Dill, turmeric, salt, and pepper

Preparation:

  • Add the raisins to warm water
  • Finely chop the onions
  • Grate the cauliflower
  • For the sauce: mix the egg yolk, mustard, salt, pepper, turmeric, as you slowly add the olive oil as you whip it. The sauce needs to have the same consistency as mayonnaise. Add the cream cheese and a bit of dill.
  • Mix the cauliflower, raisins, pine nuts, onion, dill, and half of the mix into a salad bowl.
  • Serve in domes with the rest of the sauce as a sauce bowl.

Find out how to go gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Courgetti Carbonara

There’s gluten-free pasta available but have you tried replacing pasta with courgette?

How do you make courgetti? Courgettes are a good replacement for pasta. (Source: Edlih)

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1kg of courgettes
  • 100g of smoked bacon lardons
  • 75g of grated parmesan
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 150ml of single cream

Preparation:

  • Brown the lardons in a pan
  • Grate the courgettes to make spaghetti (you can do this with a vegetable peeler)
  • Drain the lardons and brown the courgettes for 3 minutes in olive oil
  • Mix the cream and the yolks and then add the lardons and the courgette to the mix
  • Sprinkle with parmesan, pepper, and serve.

You can also grill slices of bacon in the oven if you prefer.

Gluten-Free Lentils and Squash

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 120g of red lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 1 slice of squash
  • 100ml of coconut milk
  • 1/2 a stock cube
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of powdered cumin
  • 4 pinches of powdered coconut
  • 2 sprigs of coriander
  • Salt and pepper.

Preparation:

  • Rinse the lentils, cut the squash into pieces, and slice the onion
  • Brown the onion in a frying pan with the oil and sprinkle on the cumin
  • Add the lentils and stir for 3 minutes
  • Dilute the stock cube in 500ml of water and then pour into the pan
  • Bring to the boil before lowering the heat and adding the coconut milk
  • Cook for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Mix everything and add water if necessary

Serve in bowls with the coconut, pepper, and coriander sprinkled on top

Gluten-Free Breakfast: The Mermaid Bowl

Ingredients for one person:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 handful of raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon of goji berries
  • Coconut milk
  • Half a courgette
  • 1 tablespoon of almond cream
  • 1 pinch of spirulina
  • 1 tablespoon of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of grated cocoa

What is a mermaid bowl? Place the ingredients like in the picture. (Source: Free-Photos)

Preparation:

  • Peel and cut the banana, cut the courgette and mix them with the spirulina. It should turn turquoise in colour and have a creamy consistency
  • Decorate with all the other ingredients

Who said that gluten intolerance meant you add to eat bland food? So which recipe are you going to try?

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