In Mediterranean cultures, sourdough breads, flatbreads, filo dough and other little pastry creations are a traditional element of the diet. However, there are many other foods that can take center stage instead, that are just as delicious. If you are living a gluten free lifestyle, you will be able to find plenty of ways to eat healthy AND gluten free.
From polenta to risotto, from potato crusts to delicious quinoa and oatmeal breakfasts, there are a variety of options for substitutions that will keep you satiated and happy. We love Eastern Mediterranean desserts made with almond and other alternative flours. You can have your cake and eat it too!
Across the Mediterranean, you will find that ancient gluten free grains are used in traditional cooking. Some of these grains are native to the Mediterranean, while others have come from other parts of the world and become part of the diet. Look to gluten free grains, and recipes using these grains as a way to create some of your favorite breads, desserts and more.
Oldways’ Whole Grains Council has a great Gluten Free Whole Grains article that includes a list of grains, both gluten and non gluten with gluten and gluten free grains.
The top 10 favorite gluten free recipes from Mediterranean Living: