Gluten-Free Ghee Ideas

Gluten Free

Snacks and Appetizers
  • Sauté minced garlic, minced red onion, and minced fresh parsley in ghee.  Spread over favorite gluten free bread or warmed corn or brown rice tortillas.
  • Make delicious spiced popcorn!  Melt ghee; add popcorn; pop until done.  Toss with melted ghee, garlic and onion powder, a pinch of cayenne and salt. Spread ghee over crispy rice crackers.  Top with favorite cheese; eat as is or warm slightly to melt the cheese.
  • Brush melted ghee over brown rice, corn, or favorite gluten free tortillas. Cut into triangles, sprinkle with salt and bake at 450 degrees until browned and crispy.
Main courses and Soups
  • Make simple soup by sautéing onion, garlic, bell peppers, cut green beans, carrots and celery in ghee.  Add gluten-free vegetable broth, corn, one can of favorite gluten-free beans or lentils, and cut up cooked chicken if desired.  Simmer until veggies are tender.
  • Melt ghee and add lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Brush half over fish before baking and drizzle with the remainder before serving.
  • Make a wonderful meal by rubbing chicken breasts with a combination of ghee, oregano, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper.  Roast in the oven at 375 until done.  Meanwhile, cook brown rice or quinoa pasta.  Toss with ghee, garlic, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.  Serve with a fresh green salad.
  • Make coconut cream of asparagus soup:  Simmer cut up asparagus in chicken stock until tender. Puree in a blender; add coconut milk and ghee.  Season to taste with herbs and spices.
  • Blend ghee with chopped fresh rosemary and mint.  Season lamb chops with salt, pepper and garlic; grill and serve topped with herbal and spiced ghee. 
Vegetable, Potato, and Grain Dishes
  • Sauté onions, garlic and zucchini in ghee.  Bake red or white potatoes.  Stuff with sautéed vegetables.
  • Melt ghee and stir in a little lime juice and salt.  Brush over freshly made corn-on-the-cob. Serve with grilled fish, pork chops, or barbecued chicken.
  • Cook brown rice, millet or quinoa.   Spoon onto a serving plate.  Top with favorite hot cooked beans or lentils.  Stir fry baby spinach in ghee for 2 minutes; serve over the beans and grains.
  • Marinate Portobello mushrooms in lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings.  Grill until done. Serve over gluten bread spread with ghee and toasted till crispy.  Great with melted cheese!
  • Make tropical rice:  Sauté onions, peppers, garlic and ginger in a combination of ghee and toasted sesame oil.  Add cooked brown rice, chopped fresh pineapple, roasted macadamia nuts and toasted sesame seeds.
  • Toss quartered sweet potatoes with melted ghee. Season with salt and pepper; bake at 400 degrees until tender.  Serve on a platter with pecans that have been sautéed in ghee and maple syrup.
Desserts
  • Mix 2 tsp ghee with 1 tsp carob or cocoa powder and a few drops of honey or maple syrup; spread over rice cakes for a quick gluten free dessert. Cook basmati rice in milk or coconut milk with raw sugar or coconut palm sugar, a cinnamon stick and 2 or 3 green cardamom pods.  When done, stir in a spoonful of ghee. 
  • Melt dark chocolate; add a spoonful of ghee and enough powdered sugar to make a glaze. Drizzle over gluten free cakes, quick breads, muffins or cookies.
  • Sauté sliced peaches in ghee; drizzle with maple syrup and cinnamon; Serve hot over cold ice cream or favorite frozen dessert. 
  • Cook brown sugar and flaked unsweetened coconut in ghee; add sliced bananas; cook until slightly caramelized.  Serve as is or over yogurt or ice cream.
Breakfast
  • Make creamy breakfast millet with milk or favorite non-dairy milk. Stir in ghee, honey, raisins and other chopped seasonal fruits.
  • Make sundried tomato frittata: Sauté sundried tomatoes and leeks in ghee.  Whisk eggs with salt and pepper; pour over tomato mixture. Cook until eggs are set.  Serve with a sprinkling of favorite cheese. 
  • Sauté lean chicken or turkey sausage or turkey bacon in ghee.  Serve with scrambled eggs and gluten free muffins.   
  • Make gluten free pancakes:  Mix 2 tablespoons each brown rice flour and buckwheat flour with 1/8 tsp baking soda, a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of natural raw sugar, one whole egg, a drop of vanilla, and 2 to 4 tablespoons of yogurt.  Stir and make pancakes.  Serve with ghee and maple syrup.
Out of the Ordinary
  • Pack it up for traveling, camping, picnicking, and hiking – it’s shelf-stable and doesn’t need refrigeration.
  • Massage into skin instead of lotion or massage oil; it keeps skin and joints supple.
  • Keep lips moist: use ghee in place of lip balm.
  • Rub ghee into cuticles to help keep nails in good shape.
  • Enjoy straight out of the jar! ☺
Sauces
  • Ghee is the secret to making perfect Hollandaise Sauce; it’s a perfect butter substitute and it’s easy to work with. Delicious in Bolognese Sauce as is or with olive oil. Perfect over favorite gluten free pasta.
  • Mix ½ cup melted ghee with ½ cup olive oil; refrigerate in container with lid and use for sautéing, spreading, and in sauces calling for olive oil.
  • Simmer ghee, white wine, lemon juice, garlic, and a sprig of fresh thyme. Add salt and pour over cooked fish.
Substitutions
  • Use in place of regular butter for sautéing; it doesn't smoke or burn as easily.
  • Use in dairy-free recipes; milk solids are removed from ghee during the clarification process.
  • Use in place of vegetable oil for basting, sautéing, and broiling.
  • Use in place of butter for drizzling over veggies, gluten free toast, pancakes, waffles, grain  dishes, fish, poultry, and meats.
Note: Some people may be sensitive to corn gluten as well as to nightshades and legumes. Please select the recipes that work for you.