20+ Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes (Main Dishes)

If you’re trying to eat healthier with more plant-based meals, you need these Best Gluten-Free Vegan recipes. These plant-based main dish meals use easy-to-find ingredients and are not complicated. Try one of the delicious recipes today!

Contents hide 1 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes 2 What If I Don’t Know How to Cook? 3 Best Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes 4 More Healthy Resources You Might Like 5 More Vegan & Gluten-Free Resources 6 Conclusions

Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes

A lot of people try a vegan diet in January or early in the year. Some call it “Veganuary”!

Going vegan means that you avoid all animal foods, plus eggs, dairy, and even honey. Learn more about the differences between clean eating, vegan, paleo, keto, and Whole30 or the differences between vegan and vegetarian diets.

While most people can stick with a plant-based diet for a few days or weeks, some stick with it for years. You might think that eating just plants can get boring, but it’s more about how it makes you feel.

If you feel energized eating this way, then go for it!

Either way, you’ll find some yummy lunch and dinner options with this list of almost 20 gluten-free vegan recipes. These recipes are healthy and appropriate for people who want to or need to avoid animal foods and gluten.

From this list of delicious gluten-free, plant-based recipes, you’re sure to find some new favorite recipes for the whole family. You might also like my round-up of the Best Eat to Live Recipes!

What If I Don’t Know How to Cook?

One of the hardest parts about going vegan is that you’ll likely need to start preparing more meals at home. This ensures that you have control over the ingredients. This is especially true when you are on a gluten-free diet, since many foods can be made or prepared in a facility that contains gluten.

If you are brand new to cooking, then try to focus on using recipes with simple ingredients. You don’t want to have to hunt all around for fancy ingredients when you are new to cooking.

Instead, keep it simple with fresh vegetables, and foods like beans, grains, nuts, and seeds. To make your recipes gluten free, you’ll also need to use ingredients like coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and gluten-free bread and gluten-free flours.

Believe it or not, but you can make a plant-based main course meal with sweet potatoes, black beans, corn tortillas, and brussels sprouts. Or, try making a vegan taco salad, lentil soup, or portobello fajitas. Or, try any of the gluten-free dinner recipes below which are appropriate for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

Best Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes

If you’re trying to eat healthier in the new year, you might want to check out this round-up of easy Gluten-Free Vegan recipes.


Chickpea and Lentil Curry with Coconut Milk

This satisfying stew is made with both chickpeas and lentils, plus creamy coconut milk.


Instant Pot Vegan Stew with Chickpeas

Try this vegetable and chickpea stew that gets made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.


Vegan Taco Casserole

Serve this plant-based taco casserole on your next Taco Tuesday.


Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad Recipe

Some salads leave you hungry, but this one satisfies! Serve it for lunch or dinner.


Instant Pot Quinoa with Vegetables

Here’s another variation of quinoa salad, but this one gets made in the Instant Pot.


Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup

Grab that bag of beans from the pantry and make this hearty soup.


Gluten-Free Gnocchi Recipe

Use baked potatoes and gluten-free flour to make a yummy gnocchi. Top the gnocchi with your favorite sauce.


Anti-Inflammatory Veggie Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Everyone loves a good nourish bowl. This one gets topped with a tahini sauce that is amazing!


Erewhon Kale Salad (Copycat)

This kale salad has beans and avocado and is really delicious.


Peanut Butter Soup with Vegetables

You might be skeptical of peanut butter soup, but it’s amazing!


Dairy-Free Potato Soup (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Potato soup is always a comforting classic recipe. This one is made vegan and gluten-free.


Vegan Potato Leek Soup (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Potato Leek Soup is another comforting soup recipe that is filling and delicious.


Cabbage Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Cabbage Vegetable Soup is a great way to get your veggies!


Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup

You can’t go wrong with this vegan and gluten-free version of Broccoli Cheddar Soup!


3-Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

It doesn’t get any easier than this hearty and simple Butternut Squash Soup. It’s made with just 3 ingredients!


Oh She Glows Eat Your Greens Detox Soup

This Detox soup comes from Angela Liddon at Oh She Glows.


Air Fryer Crispy Tofu (Gluten-Free)

I have not left out my air fryer friends! This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. Crispy tofu is so good and can be served with veggies or gluten-free noodles for a balanced meal.


Dairy-Free Pesto Pasta

No cheese is required for this delicious creamy pesto dish. Use gluten-free pasta.


Mexican Buddha Bowls with Spicy Tahini Sauce

This meal prep Buddha Bowl recipe is perfect for plant-based diets.


Vegan Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Everyone loves this veggie rolls with a yummy peanut sauce. Perfect for warm weather!

More Healthy Resources You Might Like

If you’re new to eating this way, you might also like the following healthy resources:

  • Best Gluten-Free Carbohydrates
  • 25 Best and Worst Vegetables for Picky Eaters
  • 6 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free (Even If You’re Not Celiac)
  • Best Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Recipes
  • Best Gluten-Free Pasta Brands
  • Clean Eating Shopping List & Pantry Guide

Or, see my entire index of resources for a clean eating diet.

More Vegan & Gluten-Free Resources

7 Best Vegan Egg Wash Substitutes

25+ Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes

30+ Best Vegan & Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

10 Ways to Fight Fatigue on a Vegan Diet


You may think that it’s hard to find good vegan gluten-free recipes, but this round-up of over 20 recipes proves otherwise. Try making one of these plant-based recipes for lunch or dinner today!

If you want even more options including breakfast and snack recipes, check out my complete vegan and gluten-free recipe index.

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