10 Gluten-free Vegan Dinner Ideas

Planning a gluten-free vegan dinner is easier than you might think. There are many fantastic and simple meals you can make while avoiding wheat, dairy, and eggs. From Indian curries to Asian stir-fries, even a chili or casserole, these recipes are perfect for any meal.

  • 01 of 10

    Red Thai Curry With Tofu

    Vegetarian red curry with tofu
    Vegetarian red curry photo by Alice Martini / Getty Images

    Thai curries are packed with flavor and offer an easy-to-prepare meal that everyone will love. The sauce in this red Thai curry recipe is made with store-bought curry paste, fresh basil and cilantro, and coconut milk. That is used to flavor the mix of tofu, carrots, peas, and baby corn. Serve it over rice or another gluten-free whole grain such as quinoa or kaniwa and you have a complete meal in one dish!

  • 02 of 10

    Red Lentil Sambar

    Vegan and Gluten-Free Lentil Loaf

    The Spruce

    Lentils are great if you're on a budget, they're low in fat and high in fiber, and very versatile. They can be used in Indian dhal or curried with coconut, and they're the star of sambar, one of the best-known vegetarian Indian dishes. It's a spicy mix of red lentils, mustard seed, green chiles, and so much more. Don't let the lengthy ingredient list scare you off. This one's surprisingly easy to make and absolutely delicious!

  • 03 of 10

    Aloo Gobi

    Indian aloo gobi: Cauliflower and potato curry (vegetarian, vegan)
    Photo by William Shaw / Getty Images

    Aloo gobi is a very popular Indian dish that is naturally vegetarian and gluten-free. The recipe features potatoes and cauliflower, which are spiced up in typical Indian fashion to create an amazing dish. Serve it alongside some curried chickpeas and palak "paneer" and your gluten-free dinner is complete.

  • 04 of 10

    Asian Rice Salad

    Vegan Asian Rice Salad

    J. Hackett


    Rice can be the basis of a complete gluten-free vegan meal, and it doesn't have to be boring. This Asian rice salad recipe is a fabulous example and it relies on leftover brown rice. Filled with snow peas, bell pepper, green onions, and carrot, it comes together quickly. Serve it hot if you like, but this one is perfect cold.

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  • 05 of 10

    Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

    Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
    Black bean chili by modesigns58 / Getty Images

    Maybe it's not the most exciting gluten-free vegan dinner idea, but just about everyone likes vegetarian chili. Made with nothing but beans, sweet potatoes, and spices, this chili recipe is sure to become a new family favorite. Better yet, it can be ready in under an hour.

  • 06 of 10

    Vegan Pad Thai

    Pad Thai

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    Many Asian noodles are made from rice or gluten-free grains and are completely vegan. They can easily become a staple in your pantry so you can whip up great dishes like this vegan pad Thai with rice noodles. It's super easy and the key to making it gluten-free is to choose a wheat-free soy sauce substitute like tamari.

  • 07 of 10

    Kung Pao Tofu

    Kung Pao Tofu


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    Tofu is gluten-free as long as you watch out for flavor additives. It is a great source of protein and calcium for gluten-free vegans and this kung pao tofu recipe is a great way to use it. It's a classic Chinese dish that everyone will love. Just be sure to use tamari and gluten-free vegetable broth.

  • 08 of 10

    BBQ Baked Tofu

    BBQ-Flavored Baked Tofu

    The Spruce

    Slices of pressed tofu slathered in a gluten-free barbecue sauce is by far the easiest dish you can make. It's a recipe you can pull off on your busiest nights and the baked tofu can be served simply over lettuce or on gluten-free bread for a great sandwich. Add a side like a simple rice pilaf and dinner is served!

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  • 09 of 10

    Swiss Chard, Mushroom, and Tofu Stir-Fry

    Swiss Chard, Mushroom, and Tofu Stir-Fry

    ​ J. Hackett

    Stir-fries are a vegetarian and vegan staple, and with good reason. They're a quick, easy meal you can make with simple ingredients you have on hand. For inspiration, try this simple stir-fry with Swiss chard, mushrooms, and tofu. It takes just 20 minutes and is perfect when served over rice or Asian noodles along with a simple homemade soup.

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    Baked Millet Gratin Casserole

    Vegetarian baked millet gratin casserole

     J. Hackett

    Casseroles are an amazing tool in a busy family's life and millet makes a great base for a hearty meal. This millet gratin casserole is kid-friendly and easy to whip up then stick in the oven so you can get a few things done before dinner. All that's needed to make it gluten-free is to skip the soy sauce and breadcrumbs.