For those who avoid gluten in their food, whether it’s a personal choice or health issues, it doesn’t mean that your food choices need to be limited. When it comes to food options, we have a plethora of items available to us based on our preferences. And what we can’t find, we can always make on our own (with a little help if needed).
Here are three gluten free recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less.
1. Curry Roasted Cauliflower
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 1
This vegan and gluten-free dish makes for the perfect accompaniment to your main course or have it as is.
• 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
• 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
• 1 ½ tsp curry powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
• 2 tsp lemon juice
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 220° C.
Step 2: In a bowl, put the chopped cauliflower and coat it with olive oil. Sprinkle over the curry powder and salt, and mix well.
Step 3: Once the cauliflower is coated with the seasonings, spread it out evenly on a rimmed baking sheet before transferring it into the oven.
Step 4: Roast the cauliflower for about 10 minutes, until you see the bottom beginning to brown. Then turn it over and continue the same process for about seven more minutes.
Step 5: Once roasted, transfer the contents into the bowl, add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.
2. Mediterranean Sweet Baked Potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Serves: 1
A dish that is sweet with a tinge of savoury. You can have this as an evening snack or as one of your main meals.
• 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, halved
• 70 gms canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 1/3 tbsp olive oil
• 1/3 tsp each of cumin, coriander, paprika, and cinnamon
For The Garlic Herb Sauce:
• 1/6 cup hummus or tahini
• 1/3 tbsp lemon juice
• 2 ½ tsp dried dill
• 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 204° C, and line a baking sheet with foil.
Step 2: To one side, place the chickpeas and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the spices and mix well. Step 3: Rub a little olive oil on the sweet potatoes and place them face down on the empty side of the baking sheet. Begin roasting.
Step 4: For the sauce, add all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it thoroughly, adding water for a runny consistency. Mix in the seasoning as per your taste.
Step 5: Once the sweet potatoes have been baked and are tender enough, fork the flesh and mash the potatoes. Top this with the roasted chickpeas and herb sauce. Serve immediately.
3. Tomato And Tofu Stir Fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 2
If you have leftover rice, then this is a good way to incorporate it to your next meal. This Asian treat is perfect for lunch or dinner.
• 250 gms tofu, thinly sliced
• 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp oyster sauce (gluten-free)
• 1 tbsp soy sauce (gluten-free)
• 1 tbsp tomato paste
• Salt to taste
• 2 tsp sugar
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1/4 cup water
• Handful scallions, chopped
Step 1: In a wok, add one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the tofu and cook on each side until it turns lightly brown. Remove and set it aside.
Step 2: Add another tablespoon of oil to the wok. Add the tomato wedges, garlic and stir them. Next, add the oyster and soy sauces, tomato paste, sugar, and water into the tomatoes. Cover them with a lid and let it cook for about two minutes.
Step 3: Finally, add the chopped scallions into the wok, and stir-fry for a minute. Remove from heat. Add the tofu, and mix well. Serve over rice.