Vegan and gluten-free eaters often have a difficult time at the table around the holidays. It's an extra challenge if you combine both eating preferences. Thankfully, this complete round-up of gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving recipes can satisfy those who abstain from both meat and wheat. Better yet, this collection can help holiday cooks who are hosting guests at their table who avoid animal and wheat products. Focus on fresh seasonal vegetable and fruits, add plenty of gluten-free grains, and sprinkle in a few hearty legumes to build a vegan gluten-free Thanksgiving menu that will make everyone at the table happy.
Sweet Potato Medallions with Almond Sauce and Chickpea Salad
Enjoy a plant-based meal, including sides, main dishes, and desserts, without a trace of gluten. You'll have guests leaving the table with no idea that the meal was tailored to a restricted diet.
This impressive plate requires only 5 ingredients (water, oil, salt, and pepper are freebies). Microwaved sweet potatoes are sliced into medallions, brushed with oil, and lightly seared so they become satisfyingly steak-like. The creamy, nutty sauce adds richness, and the lemon-dressed arugula-chickpea salad bulks up the plate beautifully. In place of almond butter, you can use any nut butter you like—try peanut, cashew, or sunflower butter. And if canned chickpeas aren’t in your pantry, try cannellini or navy beans.