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Nici Wickes' top 15 gluten-free recipes

Sticking to a gluten-free diet doesn't have to mean missing out on any of the goodness. From nourishing main meals to tantalising treats, here are Nici Wickes' best gluten-free recipes - they're so good, no one will know the difference!

By Nici Wickes
Going gluten-free is a choice for many nowadays, but for those with coeliac disease, eating foods containing gluten is strictly off the table. With Coeliac Awareness Week (June 10-16) upon us, I decided nobody ought to be restricted from eating delicious sweet treats and tasty savoury meals, so here are my favourite gluten-free recipes.
Nici Wickes
Food Editor - NZ Woman's Weekly
  • 1

    Gluten-free ham and spring onion fritters

    These ham and spring onion fritters are perfect for a weekend brunch or lunch, especially for anyone looking for gluten-free inspiration. Serve with avocado and baby tomatoes for extra tastiness.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 2

    Green goddess omelette

    Here's a new recipe to get really egg-cited about! Nici's light and fluffy green goddess omelette is a deliciously versatile dish that is perfect for breakfast or for dinner.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 3

    Nici Wickes' sauerkraut fritters

    The goodness of these tasty fritters combined with a feast of seasonal toppings means these can easily pass as a dinner. Plus, who can argue with something that is so good for you?

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 4

    Gluten-free walnut chocolate brownie

    Rich and gooey with a crunchy top, this brownie is divine! Plus, we all know the health benefits of dark chocolate, right?! Make a batch of this scrumptious treat to have on hand for any sweet cravings.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 5

    Gluten-free lemony shortbread

    Lemony shortbread is a beaut baking option for those following a gluten-free diet as its closed texture lends itself to the use of gluten-free flours. This recipe is good to keep on hand in the tins.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 6

    Little polenta and raspberry cakes

    Light, fluffy and oh-so-sweet, Nici Wickes' mini polenta and raspberry cakes are a perfect treat or delightful dessert. Serve these little beauties with whipped cream.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 7

    Rhubarb and maple spice cake

    This dark and moody cake is delicious when served warm for dessert, plus it stores well too. The combination of rhubarb, maple and spices makes such a delicious treat.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 8

    Pear, chocolate and burnt butter cake

    The burnt butter gives this cake a delicious nutty flavour which pairs well with old friends, pear and chocolate. Serve for a gorgeous gluten-free dessert or a truly indulgent afternoon tea treat.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 9

    Pumpkin, orange and quinoa salad

    This delicious pumpkin, orange and quinoa salad is packed full of plant-based proteins and the butterkin (a cross between butternut and pumpkin) is sweet and comforting with every mouthful.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 10

    Cauliflower soup with floret fritters

    This velvety soup is taken to the next level with a side of battered and fried florets! The delightful combination of smooth and crispy creates a dish that is sure to impress.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 11

    Curried pear and parsnip soup with crispy bacon and chives

    Nici Wickes' curried pear and parsnip soup recipe has a velvety texture and spicy-sweet flavour. The addition of a starchy potato brings the parsnip and pear together beautifully. Serve with crispy bacon and enjoy!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 12

    Parsnip, pear and sage purée

    Silky and smooth, this parsnip and pear purée trumps even the best mashed potatoes every time. Serve on the side of a beautiful meat dish with some salad greens for a deliciously warming meal.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 13

    Nici Wickes' best potatoes ever

    Scalloped potatoes, potato gratin, dauphinoise… These dishes get us swooning at their sheer comfort. Feel free to make this delicious potato dish ahead of time and reheat, especially when planning for a dinner party.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 14

    Pumpkin and cashew curry

    This pumpkin and cashew curry is so incredibly moreish! The cashews soften to a dull thud on cooking and the mix of spices forms the perfect background for the pumpkin.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 15

    Gluten-free pepperoni pizza

    Who wants to eat gluten-free pizza if the base has the taste and texture of cardboard? It might sound strange, but using cauliflower for the base of this gluten-free pepperoni pizza totally works!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 16

    Gluten-free beetroot cake with chocolate drizzle

    Nici Wickes' beetroot cake recipe has been fed to young fussy eaters and they’ve devoured piece after piece, little realising it contains beetroot! This cake is gluten and dairy-free, so it's perfect for sharing

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 17

    Gluten-free chocolate and hazelnut cake

    Recipes for cakes made with beans have been around for a while. If you haven’t baked one yet, I’d urge you to try this gluten-free chocolate and hazelnut cake. It’s moist, rich and healthy to boot!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 18

    Rhubarb crème fraîche galette

    This clever recipe emulates the famous combination of rhubarb and custard, enclosed in a golden pastry shell. It's a dessert made for sharing, so enjoy with friends and family as a great excuse for a winter gathering.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 19

    Easy gluten-free lasagne

    We guarantee that whenever you make this version of the classic lasagne, no-one will be able to tell that it contains barely any dairy and zero gluten! It’s perfectly rich and moreish, yet healthy.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 20

    Gluten-free lemon and grapefruit honey cake

    We’re deep into the citrus season, meaning it is in abundance, so get into it with this fabulous gluten-free lemon and grapefruit honey cake.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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