Gluten Free Pantry Basics

Stocking your pantry is one of the most important factors to successful kitchen organizing. A gluten free lifestyle takes some organization. I have a tried and true list of ingredients that come to my rescue over and over again. With the pantry basics I can create almost any dish my family requests. I promise these items will make your kitchen less stressful!  You’ll need them to be well stocked for The Fresh 20 gluten free menu plans!

Quality matters. Whenever possible aim for the best ingredients you can afford especially when it comes to olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It really makes a difference in the overall taste of your food.  Organic is always suggested. And of course, local is wonderful!

Many items on The Pantry 20 are naturally gluten free.

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  2. Balsamic Vinegar
  3. Sea Salt
  4. Black Pepper
  5. Organic Eggs
  6. Unsalted Butter
  7. Sugar (organic)
  8. Gluten Free Flour Blend (e.g. Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Brown Rice Flour and/or Almond Flour)
  9. Garlic
  10. Onions
  11. Chili Flakes
  12. Cumin
  13. Oregano
  14. Gluten Free Dijon Mustard
  15. Tomato Paste
  16. Gluten Free Chicken Stock
  17. Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  18. Gluten Free Pasta (Quinoa, Rice, Corn, Corn Starch, and/or Potato Starch)
  19. Brown Rice
  20. Black Beans


Look for ingredients that do not contain: wheat, rye, barley, malt or oats.
When in doubt, contact the manufacturer or Google the item with gluten free attached
(e.g. Betty Crocker frosting gluten free) for reviews.
Often time gluten is hidden in a dye (Dannon yogurt) or in spices, so always double check
if it’s not clearly marked “GLUTEN FREE”.