12 Yummy Gluten Free Holiday Soups and Salads!

Gluten Free Holiday Soup and Salad Recipes

Holidays seem to be the hardest time for anyone eating gluten free, but no worries – I assure you that your meals can still be tasty and full of variety! This collection of 12 Yummy Gluten Free Soups and Salads are part of my 144 Gluten Free Mix and Match Holiday Recipe Guide, coming soon…

Recipe Allergy Key:

  • GF = Gluten Free
  • *GF = Original Recipe requires modifications to be Gluten Free – don’t worry I provide the necessary changes!
  • DF = Dairy Free
  • EF = Egg Free
  • SF = Soy Free
  • V = Vegetarian

While I have tried to eliminate or identify all potentially gluten-containing ingredients, I may have missed some. If you are unsure if an ingredient or product contains gluten, please check the label.

I’ve also created a Pinterest board featuring these 12 soup & salad recipes. Enjoy!

1. Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup from Break O Day Farm

photo copyright: Break O’ Day Farm

 Creamy, bacony and not from a can – it’s the only way I’ll eat mushroom soup! GET THE RECIPE

2. Bacon, Apple, Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad

Bacon Apple Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad from Clusters of Carlyn

photo copyright: Clusters of Carlyn

Apples and bacon combine to make a wonderful, autumn-flavored salad, full of sweet and salty, that looks pretty too! GET THE RECIPE

3. Loaded Potato Soup – Creamy Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeno

Loaded Potato Soup from The Wicked Noodle  

photo copyright: The Wicked Noodle

I see now that these recipes are heavy on the bacon. I guess bacon just makes me feel cozy on these bitter cold days. Throw some logs in the fireplace, turn on all the Christmas lights and warm-up with this soup at your next holiday dinner. Swap out the regular flour with white rice flour and you’re good to go.  GET THE RECIPE

4. Marinated Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

Marinated Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Pistachios from  TasteFood

photo copyright: TasteFood

If you’re looking for a hearty salad without all the bacon, you have found it. Beets are a traditional winter vegetable with so many health benefits, I can’t list them all here. GET THE RECIPE

5. Classic 7-Layer Salad

Classic 7 Layer Salad from Susannahs Kitchen

photo copyright: Susannah’s Kitchen 

If you’ve been invited to a potluck, or are expecting the entire, extended family over for a holiday dinner, this salad will certainly feed that crowd. Plus, it looks so pretty in the bowl, they will think you spent all day in the kitchen. GET THE RECIPE

6. Tossed Greek Salad with Greek Vinaigrette

Tossed Greek Salad with Greek Vinaigrette from A Hint of Honey

photo copyright: A Hint of Honey

Crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers, salty olives, tangy dressing; this salad has it all! I don’t have a food processor, but the dressing is still easy to make with a whisk. Just, whisk olive oil in slowly and you will be rewarded with an amazing combination of flavors. GET THE RECIPE

7. Cranberry Vinaigrette

Cranberry Vinaigrette from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

photo copyright: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

A very flavorful dressing full of fresh, healthy ingredients. Perfect for a simple salad of butterhead lettuce and spinach. GET THE RECIPE

8. Coconut Lime Fruit Salad

Coconut Lime Fruit Salad from The Paleo Mama

photo copyright: The Paleo Mama

If you are dreaming (like I am) of running away to warmer weather this holiday season, this fruit salad will take you there. And if you are lucky enough to live in the tropics, I don’t want to know!  GET THE RECIPE

9. Hearty Curried Carrot Soup (vegan)

Carrot Curry Soup from Allergy Free Alaska

photo copyright: Allergy Free Alaska

A hearty, creamy soup without the dairy. A nice way to warm up this holiday season, whether you live in Alaska or Michigan or the north pole. You could also cook this in a slow cooker & blend right before guests arrive. It will leave your house smelling so nice, don’t be surprised if the neighbors come knocking. GET THE RECIPE

10. Butternut Squash Soup 

Butternut-Squash-Soup from Our Small Hours

photo copyright: Our Small Hours

Butternut squash is plentiful and inexpensive at the Farmers’ Markets (at least here in Michigan). They also store well all through winter. So stock up and you’ll always have one handy when you want to warm-up with this decadent squash soup.  GET THE RECIPE

11. Stuffed Peppers Soup

Stuffed Peppers Soup from Will Cook for Smiles

photo copyright: Will Cook for Smiles

If you’re looking for a hearty soup that can easily be served as a meal, seek no more. This soup is full of meat, veggies and rice. If you have leftover chopped peppers, simply drop them into a zip-top bag & toss them in the freezer. When you need them for a recipe, break off a chunk of diced peppers & cook them right up. No need to thaw. Oh, and because there is no such thing as “too many cookbooks,” no matter what my husband says, I just ordered her cookbook Perfectly Peppermint for my Kindle. Yum! GET THE RECIPE

12. 15 Bean Soup Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

15 Bean Soup Slow Cooker from Hursts

photo copyright: Hurst’s Beans

Save room on the stovetop by cooking this soup in a slow-cooker. I love my slow-cookers, all 5 of them. Bonus, you don’t have to pre-soak the beans AT ALL!  GET THE RECIPE

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