26 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes for Beginners


Finding recipes that fit multiple dietary restrictions can be challenging, but we’ve got you covered with this list of easy, gluten-free vegan recipes, and the most frequently asked questions about veganism for beginners! 

Whether you’re new to veganism or just looking for some delicious new recipes to try, these dishes are easy to prepare and are sure to please.


let’s start with the basics


What is a vegan diet?

A vegan diet excludes all animal products. This includes meat, eggs, dairy and honey. The vegan diet also involves abstaining from fish and shellfish. 

There are many delicious vegan recipes that are easy to make. These recipes include roasted vegetables, quinoa salad, lentil soup, black bean burgers, and smoothies. 

Vegan recipes often contain a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans. These ingredients provide the body with essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein.

things to know about veganism before you start

Veganism, a plant-based diet is not just a diet; for many, it is an ethical and environmental stance. Vegans believe that all animals should be treated with respect and compassion. They also believe raising and killing animals for food harms the environment.

A vegan diet can be healthy for your body and the planet. Vegan foods are typically low in saturated fat and cholesterol and are a good source of fiber and vitamins. 

Eating a plant-based diet also reduces your carbon footprint, as animal agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions.

Do you need to use supplements on a vegan diet?

Essential nutrients for vegans to focus on are vitamin B12, iron and vitamin D3. Vitamin B12 supplements and iron can help prevent deficiency and ensure that vegans get all the necessary nutrients. D3 is a supplement that helps your body absorb calcium.

Another supplement that some vegans may choose to take in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and other animal products. They are important for maintaining heart health and preventing chronic diseases. Vegan omega-3 supplements are made from algae and are a good source of this essential nutrient.

Will a vegan diet help you lose weight?

If you’re thinking about starting a vegan diet, you may wonder if it will help you lose weight. The answer is that it depends.

A vegan diet can help you lose weight if you’re coming from a diet high in animal products and processed foods. This is because a vegan diet is typically lower in calories and fat and higher in fiber and nutrients.

However, switching to a vegan diet may not help you lose weight if you’re already eating a healthy diet. In fact, you may even gain weight on a vegan diet if you’re not careful.

This is because vegan foods can be just as high in calories and fat as non-vegan foods. For example, a vegan burger from a fast food restaurant can have just as many calories as a regular burger.

So, if you’re considering starting a vegan diet for weight loss, the key is to find one that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Are gluten-free recipes vegan?

No gluten-free recipes are not necessarily vegan. You will need to follow a plant-based diet that is also gluten-free. 

There are several excellent vegan substitutes for dairy. And to replace eggs in most gluten-free recipes, you can use flaxseed meal, chia seeds or psyllium husk.

Is honey vegan?

Vegans try to avoid or minimize all forms of animal exploitation, and this includes bees. This is why most vegans exclude honey from their diets.

Who should follow a vegan diet?

There are many reasons why someone might want to follow a vegan diet. For example, people may choose to do so for ethical or environmental reasons or to improve their health. 

A vegan diet can be healthy for people of all ages and lifestyles. However, it is crucial to ensure that you get all the nutrients your body needs. 

This is especially true if you are following a gluten-free, vegan diet, as this can make it more challenging to get enough of certain nutrients, such as iron and vitamin B12.

If you are new, a beginner to veganism, start with simple recipes that only require a few ingredients and consider taking supplements. Then, as you become more comfortable with vegan cooking, you can experiment with more complex recipes.

best plant-based proteins for a vegan diet

A few key things to consider when choosing plant-based proteins for a vegan diet. It is important to choose a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids.

Second, the protein should be easily digestible and high in nutrients.

Some of the best plant-based proteins for a vegan diet include quinoa, beans, lentils, and chickpeas. Quinoa, a grain (seed), is a naturally gluten-free complete protein and is also high in fiber and nutrients.

Beans, lentils and chickpeas, when combined with rice, are also complete proteins and are very affordable. And they are an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Should men eat soy products?

There is some debate over whether or not men should eat soy products. Some people believe soy can help reduce the risk of cancer and other health conditions. 

However, there is also some concern that soy could have adverse effects on hormone levels in men. More research is needed to determine the potential risks and benefits of soy for men.

Is tofu bad for you?

There is a lot of debate about whether or not tofu is bad for you. Some people believe that it is unhealthy because it contains soy, which can be a hormone disruptor. In addition, tofu contains phytates which may reduce the absorption of minerals such as calcium, zinc, and iron. 

The truth is, there is no definitive answer to this question. Some people may experience negative side effects from eating tofu, while others may not. So it really depends on the individual.

Is a vegan diet healthy?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question.

A vegan diet has many health benefits. It can help to improve heart health, reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, and promote weight loss. It can also help to improve gut health and reduce inflammation. This is why a nutritionally balanced vegan diet can be beneficial for everyone!

If you’re interested in following a vegan, gluten-free diet, we have plenty of delicious recipes available to try.

Here are our favourites to get you started.


Instant Pot Vegan Chickpea Chili

vegan chickpea chili with toppings in three bowls


Gluten-Free Vegan Schnitzel

vegan schnitzel with cucumber salad on a plate


Vegan Instant Pot Buffalo Sweet Potato Soup 

Whole30, Paleo

instant pot buffalo sweet potato soup in a bowl


Tandoori Faux Chicken Quinoa Bowl

tandoori faux chicken quinoa bowl, gluten free, vegan


Vegan Dirty Rice

vegan dirty rice on a plate


Vegan Skinny Cream of Asparagus Soup

Paleo, Whole30 

creamy asparagus soup topped with asparagus spears


Vegan Ramen Salad With Sesame Ginger Dressing

ramen salad with veggies in a bowl, gluten free vegan recipe


Lentil Curry With Kale Over Charred Peppers

lentil curry with Indian bread on a plate


Gluten-Free Vegan Caprese Mac & Cheese

mac and cheese in a pie dish, gluten free vegan recipe


Pumpkin Pie With Cinnamon Apple Swirl

Yogurt Bowl

pumpkin yogurt bowl topped with berries


Parsley Black Beans & Tomatoes Pasta

black beans pasta on a plate, gluten free


Apple Pie Bread – Gluten Free, Vegan Recipe

front view of apple pie bread, gluten free, vegan recipe


Vegan Mushroom Zucchini Tetrazzini

mushroom tetrazzini in a skillet, vegan


No-Bake Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Bars

stacked Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan)


Coconut Curry Lentil Soup

vegan curry lentil soup in a bowl


Gluten-Free Vegan Chow Mein

vegan chow mein with tofu on a plate, gluten free


Vegan Summer Potato Salad Recipe

potato salad with carrots in a bowl, vegan recipe


Gluten-Free Vegan Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

stacked gluten-free vegan pancakes


Lentil Burgers with Avocado Mayo

vegan lentil burger with avocado and tomatoes


4-Ingredient Vegan Mushroom Broth

vegan mushroom broth in a jar


No-Bake Chocolate Silk Cake

french chocolate silk cake topped with cream and berries on a cake platter


Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cake

with Ganache Frosting

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting


Gluten Free Pizza Crust – Vegan Recipe

vegan pizza crust, gluten free


Vegan Buckwheat Fresh Cranberry Christmas Cake

slice of gluten free christmas cake on a plate


Vegan Low Carb Bread – Grain Free

sliced vegan low carb bread


No Bake Lemon Coconut Bars

close up of lemon coconut bar


For our selection of plant based dishes, check out our complete list of gluten-free vegan recipes.


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