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Jerk Cauliflower Steaks with Coconut Rice and Beans

Easy gluten-free vegan recipes

Published: April 28, 2021 at 2:38 pm
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Try our best gluten-free and plant-based recipes, from quick curries to seared cauliflower steaks and creamy chocolate desserts

Looking for gluten-free vegan recipes? Want gluten-free ideas that are also plant-based? Try our recipes, from saag chana masala to chocolate mousse, and then check out our guide on how to follow a plant-based diet, our easy gluten-free recipes or easy vegan meal ideas.

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For more recipe inspiration, check out our low-calorie vegetarian recipes, low-carb vegetarian recipes and healthy vegetarian recipes.

*These recipes are gluten-free according to industry standards.


Gluten-free vegan recipes

Saag aloo

An Indian classic of spiced potatoes and spinach, saag aloo comes flavoured with red chilli, cumin seeds, turmeric and fresh ginger.

Saag Aloo in a Serving Bowl

Vegan gumbo

This healthier take on a classic Southern gumbo is vegan and gluten-free, yet still satisfying and filling.

Vegan gumbo

Vegan sushi bowls

This vegan, gluten-free sushi bowl is elevated by the fresh and zingy flavours of pickled ginger, nori, edamame and sriracha.

Vegan sushi bowls on a white tablecloth with chopsticks

Saag chana masala

Green and red chillies elevate this spinach and chickpea curry, the perfect veggie Indian side dish from Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express.

A chickpea curry with spinach and a red chilli on top

Syrian falafel

Try this spiced falafel recipe from Imad’s Syrian Kitchen as part of a meze-style feast. They are best served with a fresh salad and lemony tahini sauce.

Homemade falafel on a blue plate

Danish potato crunch with preserved lemons

Celebrate the potato as a worthy staple in this spectacular dish that delivers a satisfying crisp crunch.

A crunchy potato traybake

Cauliflower and banana curry

Banana, the surprise ingredient in this vegan curry, adds sweetness and thickens the sauce. It's a bit of a secret weapon, as it makes for a creamy, comforting dish.

Two bowls of cauliflower curry with rice, placed next to each other with a set of cutlery to the right

Patatas bravas

Recreate this popular Spanish tapas dish at home with our recipe, complete with a classic paprika tomato sauce.

Easy Patatas Bravas Recipe

Fennel salad

A seriously simple fennel salad recipe, with a pomegranate molasses and sumac dressing. Use a mandoline or sharp knife to slice the fennel as thinly as possible.

Fennel salad

Vegan chocolate mousse

Silken tofu is the secret ingredient for this smooth and creamy (and totally vegan) chocolate mousse recipe. It makes a quick and easy yet impressive dessert.

Vegan chocolate mousse

Tomato, lemongrass and rice soup

Use up tinned chopped tomatoes and infuse with punchy spices to create this nutritious vegan soup.

Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe with Rice and Lemongrass

Cashew crema and ancho chilli elotes

This Mexican recipe is a deliciously indulgent vegan take on classic BBQ grilled sweetcorn, great as part of a colourful vegan BBQ feast.


Smoked aubergine, pepper and walnut salad with pomegranate

Most Middle Eastern nations have a version of smoked aubergine. Try out this simple yet flavoursome salad recipe with crunchy pomegranates served with flatbreads.

Easy aubergine salad with pomegranate molasses

Moroccan veggie soup

This colourful soup is packed with nutritious veggies, pulses and spices for a vegan winter warmer with less than 250 calories.

Moroccan Vegetable Soup Recipe

Whole roasted pineapple in spiced caramel

Check out this impressive whole roasted pineapple with punchy caramel sauce. Try to find a ripe pineapple (make sure the outside is golden, not green) but, if you can’t, just keep one near bananas for a couple of days to ripen it!

Baked Pineapple Recipe with Caramel Sauce

Vegan tofu scramble

Check out this low-calorie vegan breakfast recipe made with smoked tofu, punchy chilli and pan-fried courgette.

Californian tofu scramble

Temaki (sushi rice hand rolls)

Check out these easy and healthy sushi rolls. Packed with plenty of fresh, crunchy veg, these vegan hand rolls are an easy lunchtime treat.

Temaki Hand Roll Recipe

Avocado, kiwi and lime ice lollies

Our bright and zesty green lollies are made with vitamin-packed fruits and refreshing coconut water for a nutritious summer snack.

Homemade Ice Lollies with Avocado, Kiwi and Lime

Hummus, kale and coriander noodles

Check out this easy vegan salad recipe with crunchy kale, fiery ginger and topped with a creamy hummus and peanut butter dressing - an easy midweek meal for two.

Easy Soba Noodle Recipe with Hummus and Kale served on a dark metal dish on a dark blue table

Jerk cauliflower steaks with rice and peas

Check out our vegan cauli steak recipe with punchy jerk spice and soft red kidney beans. This easy dish serves two for a simple low-calorie meal.

Jerk Cauliflower Steaks with Coconut Rice and Beans

Vegan moussaka bowls

Check out this easy alternative to oven-baked moussaka. Ready in just 15 minutes, these vegan moussaka bowls contain the flavours and textures of a slow-cooked dish, without the wait.

Vegan Moussaka Recipe

Sweet potato linguine with vegan puy lentil ragu

Sweet potato linguine is more robust than courgetti, so can withstand a bit more cooking. Served with a warming vegan bolognese-style ragu, this gluten-free, low-calorie main is perfect for dinner.

Sweet potato linguine with puy lentil ragù

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Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, oversees our health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.

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