Last Updated: 5th October 2016
Whether you’ve just become gluten free or you’ve been following the diet for years, you want something new and different. There are plenty of recipes out there, but aren’t you getting fed up of the same old ones? Having something different will help you follow the diet more and enjoy it at the same time. You’ll feel that the benefits are well worth cutting out some foods, which may have been firm favourites in your life.
You’ve come to the right place for new gluten free recipes. Here are 8 delicious options that you will have never tried before.
Gluten Free Yorkshire Puddings
Since going gluten, you may have thought Yorkshire puddings are completely off the list. Well, now there’s a gluten free alternative and you can certainly enjoy your Sunday roasts once more. These puddings can be used as a meal on their own, by making them big enough. Some will even use them as a dessert! The batter mix can also be used to make pancakes, waffles and other similar treats.
You’ll need gluten free plain flour for this recipe, which is available in most grocery stores. Cornflour will also help and then you’ll need eggs and milk as you would for normal Yorkshire pudding recipes.
All you need is to mix all the ingredients together to create the batter. Add the flour and cornflour first, and create a hole for the eggs to be cracked into. Whisk while you add the milk to get the best texture for your Yorkshires.
Cook with the oven at 230C/210C fan-assisted, and use a muffin tray, pouring the batter in evenly. Serve as soon as they’re ready to enjoy them really.
If you want to make pancake or waffles with the mixture, cook in the same way you would make these two options.
Spicy Pepper And Feta Dip
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Are you fed up of having no dips for your vegetable sticks or crisps? There’s nothing worse than everyone else enjoying their dips, and you being stuck with your homemade salsa that gets a little boring at times.
There are dip options out there and the one on the list today is spicy pepper and feta. You just need some feta cheese, jarred red peppers and olive oil. Combine all the ingredients and add some seasoning. Blend until a smooth texture and it is ready to serve. You can sprinkle some chopped red pepper on the top if you want to give it a little presentation.
Watch out when you take this one to a friend’s house. They’ll certainly want to try it and then they’ll be hooked. You’ll be making double the next time—or you can tell them to make their own for you all to enjoy.
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Whoever said pate was going to be off the list on a gluten free diet? You can make your own, and enjoy it with your melba toast substitutes and gluten-free bread.
This is another recipe that is extremely easy to make and everyone will want it once you serve it. Pate makes an excellent starter, but can also be eaten with a salad or as a snack in between meals.
All you need is asparagus and clotted cream. There is absolutely nothing else you need to add unless you want a bit of seasoning. That part is completely up to you!
Snap the woody ends off your asparagus and then pop them in some salted water. Cook until they are tender and then drain all the water off. Now pop them in a blender with your clotted cream and blend together until smooth. Transfer into a dish and allow to form. You can keep the mixture in the fridge to make sure the cream doesn’t go off.
Asparagus is a great vegetable to add to your diet. It’s full of fibre and delicious nutrients. Many people will eat it with a salad or turn it into a green smoothie, but this pate is just something different.
Spiced Salmon With Wild Rice, Beetroot And Feta
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Have you ever considered mixing all these ingredients together? Spiced salmon and wild rice on their own won’t be that different, but you’ll get a little extra bite by adding it to a feta and beetroot salad. This recipe is also full of folate, omega 3 and fibre to make sure you get the essential nutrients that you need.
Some cumin, caraway seeds, lemon and spring onions will add to the recipe. While there are guidelines for the amounts, you can add them to taste.
Coat your salmon in the cumin and caraway seeds, and put it to one side. You want the salmon to soak up all the spices to really give you the flavour and kick.
Now you can prep your vegetables and put your rice on to cook. It should take about 25 minutes for thewild rice to cook fully on a simmering heat with a lid on the pan. Keep the vegetables to one side once they’re chopped and ready.
Cook the salmon by placing it in a pan with the skin side down. Cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes and then flip. You’ll only need it on the other side for about 2 minutes. This will depend on how you like your fish cooked.
Drain the rice and add the vegetables to it. Cook together until everything is warm and then serve on a plate. Make a bed of rice and vegetables for the salmon, and crumble the feta on top. If you want, finish it off with a bit of olive oil drizzled over the top.
Devils On Horseback
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You’ve heard of pigs in blankets, and now it’s time for the gluten free alternatives: devils on horseback. These super easy to make canapes are fun for parties and also work great for little snacks throughout the day. They also don’t have all the bad fats that pigs in blankets can have. On top of that, you’ll get plenty of fibre and healthy fats during your day.
You’ll need whole almonds, prunes, streaky bacon and some olive oil. Make sure you have some toothpicks to keep the horseback saddles in place. Smoked streaky bacon is even better if you like that taste.
Start by removing the stones from your prunes just by a small incision. They need to be big enough to get your almonds in the holes.
Sprinkle some salt and drizzle some oil on your almonds and place on inside each prune. Put to one side.
Half each of the bacon rashers. You won’t need much to wrap around your prunes. Now wrap a half around each prune and place them onto a baking tray. Use a toothpick if you struggle to get the bacon to stay, but remove this when it comes to cooking! Make sure the tray is lined with baking foil. Cover the Devils and chill them for now. They’ll only take 15-20 minutes to cook and they’re best served warm.
Preheat the oven to 190C and place the chilled devils inside. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until the bacon is crispy. Serve with the toothpicks to make it easy for your guests to pick them up. They’ll forget all about pigs in blankets.
Aubergine Steaks Roasted In Miso With Sweet Potatoes
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Aubergine is a great vegetable when you’re looking for something a little different in taste. When it’s roasted in miso, it’s even better. You’ll get a taste of the oriental from your own kitchen.
You’ll need an aubergine, some miso paste, sweet potatoes (cut into wedges and unpeeled), some oil, ginger, garlic, salt parsley and spring onions.
Preheat your oven to 180C or 160C for fan-assisted for later. Peel your aubergine and spread the miso paste over it. Don’t worry about it being smooth and even. Place it and your potato wedges into a roasting tin, with boiling water at the base. Add your ginger, garlic and oil into the water and sprinkle some salt on your sweet potatoes.
Bake for about 30 minutes, adding water after that. Bake for another 20 minutes and add some more water with the spring onions. Finally, bake for about 10 minutes and check that the aubergine is cooked; you’ll know by putting a knife straight through easily.
Take it out of the oven and sprinkle parsley over the sweet potatoes. Slice your aubergine up into thick “steaks.” Place the potatoes on the plate and the aubergine on top. Use the sauce at the bottom as a gravy. If there isn’t any left, you can add some miso to water and make that into a gravy for your meal.
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Curries are firm favourites in many homes. Have you ever tried a monkfish one? This is definitely a gluten free recipe to try for a meal.
This will take a little longer than some of the other recipe ideas, and will be a little more involved. It is worth it, though.
You’ll need skinned and deboned monkfish, turmeric, limes, brown rice, coconut milk, onions, garlic, green chillies, tomatoes, oil and curry leaves. You can also add some cumin seeds, mustard seed and cardamom pods for extra taste. Think of the curry tastes that you like to have in your home. Tamarind paste is also a good option for the sauce.
Start by slicing the monkfish into chunks and mixing it with the lime zest, juice and turmeric. Add a bit of salt for seasoning. Coat the fish in the marinade and leave it for an hour at least. Really let the fish soak up all the juices and spices.
Cook the rice in coconut milk and salted water to the instructions on the packet. Now you can make the sauce with the rest of the ingredients. Keep your tomatoes separate from everything else for now. Cook the onion, garlic, ginger, chillies and leaves in a casserole pan for 5-10 minutes on medium-high heat. Wait for the onions to soften. You can then add your seeds and crushed pods into the mixture.
While they cook, stir the tomatoes into the tamarind paste and coconut milk. Add some water and simmer over heat for 10 minutes in the onion and garlic sauce. The tomatoes will break down into the reducing sauce.
Add the marinated monkfish and simmer until the fish is completely cooked. It will turn opaque. Take-out the cardamom pods and serve on a warmed plate with the rice.
Pineapple And Ginger Pavlova
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After all that, it’s time for a dessert. How about a pavlova with ginger and pineapple?
You’ll need egg whites and caster sugar for the basic meringue. You’ll also need cornflour, ginger, white wine vinegar and pineapples. To finish off, you ‘ll want some ginger syrup and double cream.
Start by preheating the oven to 150 C or 130 C for fan-assisted ovens. Make sure your bowl is very clean and ensure your eggs are in date to make the meringue. Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Whisk while you add the sugar until it becomes glossy and thick. You’ll need to keep whisking while adding the ginger, vinegar and cornflour.
Spread the meringue mixture onto a large baking tray to form a circle. Add a dip in the middle, which is where your pineapple will go. You can then create ridges with a palette knife along the edges. Bake for an hour and then leave for 8 hours in the oven with the door completely closed. It will cool while in there.
Chop half a pineapple in wedges and cook over medium-high heat with the ginger syrup for 2 minutes. Leave to cool and chop into chunks. Make sure the pineapple reaches room temperature before you put it into the meringue mixture. Serve with a bit more of the syrup and the cream.
Enjoying a healthy, gluten free meal is super easy. And it doesn’t mean they don’t have to be yummy. Remember it doesn’t have to be too taxing to keep yourself healthy.
You’ll never be stuck for choice when it comes to gluten free recipes. There are lots of options available, and these are some great new recipes to try. Which one are you going to pick next?