With a cousin and good friend who have celiac disease, I became more interested in gluten-free recipes (especially since they're not common in Asian cooking)- here are 45 gluten free Super Bowl appetiser recipes that I've compiled!
What is a gluten free (GF) diet?
It is 1 that doesn't include any foods containing gluten, which is naturally found in wheat and some other grains such as barley and rye. Although gluten is naturally occurring in some foods, it is only added to some processed foods to improve texture as well as to bind and flavour foods so always check the label if you have celiac disease.
Note: Possible alternatives to wheat would be quinoa, buckwheat or rice flour. For more naturally gluten free foods, scroll down.
What is celiac disease?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which, after ingesting gluten, the body attacks its own small intestine, resulting in nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea and bloating.
Note: Other people, besides those with celiac disease, who would need to avoid gluten include people with a wheat allergy, gluten-intolerance and gluten ataxia.
What must celiacs avoid?
Wheat, barley and rye amongst other things. Note that wheat may be labelled with other names such as:
For a more comprehensive list of the foods to avoid if you are on a GF diet, click here.
Naturally GF foods
- All types of rice, from white to brown
- Unprocessed beans, seeds, legumes and nuts
- Corn, rice, potato and bean flours
Note: remember to check the label as some naturally gluten free foods are processed along with other foods containing gluten, or have gluten added to them.
Corn is naturally gluten-free so most homemade popcorns are great for those with celiac-disease!
If you think you need fancy equipment to make your own popcorn, think again! Here is an easy guide to making popcorn on the stove.
Note: I was unable to confirm whether LaoGanMa is GF but Lee Kum Kee Chiu Chow Chilli Oil is according to this Amazon ad, so use that instead if you want to make this gluten free Super Bowl appetiser.
Nachos and GF dips
If you don't want to make or buy nachos, these dips go really well with crudites (vegetable sticks such as carrots and cucumbers- naturally GF) as well as potato fries and breadsticks (made with GF flour, of course)!
Click here for another 19 nacho and dip GF Super Bowl appetisers. (The 26 recipes on this list + these 19 dips = 45 Super Bowl gluten free food ideas.)
For more recipes which use leftovers, click here.
Vegetables & beans
It can be hard to make gluten free Chinese food, as soya sauce is so widespread in the cuisine, but this recipe has already worked out a GF soya sauce substitute you can use (usually tamari or coconut aminos).
For more easy Asian finger foods (not all gluten free), click this link.
Make these burgers tiny and they'll be the perfect gluten free Super Bowl appetiser!
For more chicken wings idea- the ultimate Super Bowl finger food starter- check out this round-up of Asian chicken wing recipes, though note not all are celiac friendly.
For more Asian vegan recipes, click here and here for more plant-based food ideas. After all this savoury food, you may want to end the Game with something sweet, so why not check out the dessert section of this list of over 70 GF dishes for football season.
If you do not have celiac diseases, these non GF Super Bowl recipes may interest you:
Which of these gluten free Super Bowl appetiser recipes is your favourite? Tag me on a photo of your Game Day spread (@greedygirlgourmet)- I'd love to see what you make!
After so much savoury food, it's time for some dessert! Jellies are a great gluten-free option and here are some of my most popular vegan and GF recipes: