Gluten & Wheat Free Lunch Recipes

Leek and Potato Soup

A quick and easy soup to make that is perfect served as a starter or makes a wholesome lunch. Naturally gluten and wheat free, the potatoes give the soup its thickness – no flour is necessary.

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Baked Camembert with Crudites

Oven cooked soft cheese that is studded with garlic cloves and fresh thyme tips is a crowd-pleaser. This is an easy recipe for a dinner party or great for a quick weekend supper. Serve with your choice of crudites and gluten and wheat free toasted bread and remember the rule, no double dipping!!!

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Baked Scotch Eggs

These Scotch eggs are baked in the oven, so they are marginally healthier than the traditionally fried variety! Enjoy them at any time of the day; a light lunch, in a picnic or maybe for a mid-morning snack. You could add different seasoning to the bread crumbs; smoked paprika makes a tasty addition.

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Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

This delicious warming soup is an ideal lunch recipe or you could make it as a dinner party starter. It’s ready in just 20 minutes and can be frozen.  I like to make it when I have some leftover Stilton. I have served this soup to friends who don’t like blue cheese normally; it’s mild and creamy and you will want a second helping.

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Carrot and Ginger Soup

This hearty soup is full of goodness and full of flavour. Make this delicious soup for a tasty midweek lunch or dinner.

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Chicken Caesar Salad

A delicious light lunch that combines homemade croutons, grilled chicken breast, lettuce and a tasty dressing. This is easy to make and great to knock up when you have company round for lunch.

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Chicken Soup

Soup makes a great light lunch. This chicken soup recipe is simple to make, nutritious and very tasty. It freezes well, so why not make a big batch and pop some in the freezer.

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Chickpea Soup Moroccan Style

Naturally gluten and wheat free, this chickpea soup is bursting with flavour and is also suitable for a vegetarian diet.

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Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

This warming chorizo and chickpea soup is packed with flavour. It can be made and then frozen to eat at a later date, or why not double up and put half in the freezer for another day.

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Creamy Tomato Soup

A vegetarian soup that is also low-fat and naturally gluten and wheat free.

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Curried Parsnip Soup

This delicately spiced soup is a great winter warmer and can be served as a light lunch or as a starter. It’s one of our favourite soups in our household, even the child who doesn’t normally like parsnips will eat it!

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Falafels

These delicious falafels are our take on the traditional Middle Eastern dish.  They are simple to make and are gluten and wheat free and are also suitable for those following a vegetarian diet. Eat them hot with a mixed salad for a tasty light lunch or cold as part of a buffet. You can even pop them in your lunch box for a snack on the go.

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Garlic Mushrooms on Toast

This quick and easy garlic mushrooms on toast recipe is big on flavour with little work. You could serve this as a light lunch, or would make 8 mini starters.

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Halloumi and Vegetable Kebabs

Gluten free, wheat free and vegetarian; these halloumi and vegetable kebabs tick a lot of boxes and are very tasty too. They can be grilled or cooked on the BBQ, so can be kept on the menu all year round. Try them out at your next gathering and see them fly off the plate. They also make a great light lunch, served with some potato wedges or a jacket potato.

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Halloumi, Pomegranate Salad

This light lunch of halloumi and pomegranate creates a taste sensation that is sure to keep featuring on your menu, especially during the summer months.  The pomegranate salsa that is deliciously infused with garlic and chilli complements the mild saltiness of the halloumi just perfectly. Naturally gluten and wheat free, this dish will no doubt be a hit with your friends and family.

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Loaded Potato Skins

A great twist on a jacket potato – these delicious loaded potato skins are ideal served as a light lunch. You can prepare them in advance and then just pop them back in the oven and heat through when needed. You can also make these using sweet potatoes; they make a tasty change.

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Mini Savoury Egg Cakes

These mini morsels are super easy to make and are delicious served warm or at room temperature alongside drinks at a party or can be eaten with salad for a quick light lunch. I have used ham, cheese and spring onion but there are loads of variations you could make. Experiment with your favourite foods and come up with your own creations.

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Pea and Bacon Soup

This warming soup can be served as a starter or as a light lunch. It’s velvety consistency and naturally sweet flavour that comes from the peas, makes it a delicious soup that looks pretty too.

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Potato and Chorizo Hash

This can be served for brunch and is a great way of eating up left over potatoes. brimming full of flavour and colour. tatoes, topped with beautifully fried eggs. Start your day the right way with this hearty dish.

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Potato Pastry Tart with Leeks and Blue Cheese

Making potato pastry is a great way of using up a small bowl of mashed potato. It can be eaten hot or cold and makes a great light lunch, served with a mixed salad. If you like meat in your dishes, why not add 6 rashes of grilled crispy smoked bacon, cut into small pieces.  

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Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup

This healthy homemade vegetable and lentil soup is an ideal winter lunch, packed with immunity-supporting vitamin C veggies that should help keep those coughs and colds at bay. Make a large batch and freeze some and save yourself some time the following week.

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Sesame Chicken Skewers

These succulent sesame chicken skewers are ideal served as a light lunch and are naturally gluten and wheat free. They are easily grilled when the weather is cooler but are also great cooked on the BBQ. Sticky and tender, serve them with some sweet potato fries or rice and some seasonal veg.

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Smoked Salmon with a Horseradish Crème Fraîche

This makes an impressive light lunch and is super easy to rustle up. Serve it with some gluten and wheat free toast and wait for the compliments to come flooding in.

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Spanish Omelette

This recipe uses leftover potatoes and vegetables that need eating up. You can put in what you like really; use your imagination and create your own unique omelette. Naturally gluten and wheat free, it is a nutritious light lunch that can be packed with loads of goodness.

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Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad is probably one of the most popular and well-known Thai salads and is a great light lunch idea. It’s a simple salad with a mix of sweet, sour and salty ingredients and with a good piece of steak, it’s the perfect combination.

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Thai Green Chicken Soup

Chicken soup with a Thai twist.  Aromatic and fragrant, this Thai green chicken soup makes a great starter or a light lunch and is a meal in a bowl!  If you want it hotter, just add another chilli.

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