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9 delicious gluten-free recipes you've gotta try

Who says you need wheat to have a good time? Sink your teeth into these mouthwatering gluten-free recipes. If you're new to GF cooking, just check your ingredients labels because wheat can lurk in surprising places.

9 delicious gluten-free recipes you've gotta try

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Our best gluten-free recipes

Sheet Pan Greek Salad Chicken Dinner

Chicken thighs stay juicy, which makes them perfect for a high-heat recipe, like this deconstructed Greek dish. Throw the contents in a warm gluten-free pita or on top of a bed of lettuce. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Greek Salad Chicken Dinner

Chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan

Easy Butter Chicken

Some butter chicken recipes are off limits for the GF crowd because they use flour to thicken the sauce. This homemade version requires no such thing. And it comes together faster than your local takeout—just sayin’. Get the recipe: Easy Butter Chicken

butter chicken on top of rice with piece of naanPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Sautéed Squash and Quinoa Salad

This squash gets a caramelized coating, making it taste like candy. You guys, healthy candy for dinner! Mix it with quinoa, baby arugula and roasted pepitas, then smother it all in a tahini dressing. Get the recipe: Sautéed Squash and Quinoa Salad

plate of arugula salad with squash, quinoa and seeds Photo: Maya Visnyei

Eggplant Parmesan Roll

Please, no noodles! Slices of eggplant work perfectly to house creamy ricotta cheese. The recipe calls for bread crumbs, so look for a GF variety or skip it altogether. Trust us, you don’t need bread crumbs to have a good time. Get the recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Roll

plate of eggplant parm with green beansPhoto: Erik Putz

Mediterranean Braised Chicken Thighs

Here’s a fun party trick for your next potluck: A one-pot dinner of tender braised chicken thighs with olives, artichokes and fennel that’s ready in less than an hour. Get the recipe: Mediterranean Braised Chicken Thighs

bowl of chicken thighs with olives and artichoke in a tomato saucePhoto: Ryan Szulc



Not up on potachos yet? Think nachos with potatoes playing the part of crisp tortilla chips. Back off, gluten—this is nacho party. Get the recipe: Potachos

Plate of potato nachos topped with salsa, avocado, and cilantroPhoto: Craig Boyko

Chickpea Burger

This chickpea patty doesn’t need bread crumbs to stay together, it uses flax seed instead. It calls for Worchestershire sauce, so be sure to read the label to find a GF option (and a fish-free version if you’re going for a vegetarian meal). Serve it on your fave gluten-free bun with all the fixings. Get the recipe: Chickpea Burger

A chickpea burger topped with mayo and cabbagePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sprouted Niçoise Salad

There are a lot of beautiful things happening in this French salad. Say hey to crisp green beans, medium-boiled eggs, yellow potatoes, tuna and sprouts covered in a thick Dijon dressing. Get the recipe: Sprouted Niçoise Salad 

plate of restaurant-style nicoise salad with hard boiled eggs


White Corn and Swiss Chard Lasagna

Corn tortillas take the place of noodles in this newfangled dish. Hot smoked paprika adds a punch of flavour to the hearty swiss chard that’s living it up in the saucy dish. Get the recipe: White Corn and Swiss Chard Lasagna

Casserole dish with corn tortilla layered with swiss chard, tomato sauce and cheesePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Read more:
All the vegetarian recipes: 25 meatless meals
11 recipes that your kid can eat with ketchup 10 ways to use a can of chickpeas

This article was originally published on Jun 16, 2019

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Amy is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can also be found in publications like Chatelaine, Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail