Gluten-Free on the Grill

Summer grilling is under way, but that doesn't mean you have to throw out your healthy habits. It's now easier than ever to grill sans gluten, so go ahead and get your gluten-free grilling on this season with these fabulous recipes!

  • Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches
    Tony Christie, Sean Laurenz

    Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

    Gluten-free sandwich lovers, rejoice! In this recipe, two slices of grilled eggplant serve as the "bread" to hold together melted cheese, tomato, and basil for a meat-free and gluten-free panini. It might just convert your neighborhood gluten-free naysayer into a believer.
  • Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus
    Photo: Erin Kunkel

    Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus

    Flavorful and generously marbled, rib-eye makes a restaurant-worthy splurge whether at home or out camping, particularly when topped with a distinctively flavored butter. This naturally gluten-free dish is simple, smoky and oh-so-satisfying.
  • Grilled Caesar Salad
    Photo: Erin Kunkel  

    Grilled Caesar Salad

    This fresh take on the classic salad ditches the croutons, allowing the true flavors of the ingredients to shine through. Romaine brushed with olive oil-anchovy paste and grilled, then topped with curls of cheese, takes Caesar salad to a whole new level.
  • Quick Chicken Mole
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Quick Chicken Mole

    A traditional Mexican mole sauce takes hours, but we tinkered with it and came up with a version that achieves similarly deep flavors in a fraction of the time. Serve with gluten-free corn tortillas, Mexican rice and black beans.
  • Key Lime Grilled Shrimp
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Virginia Houston

    Key Lime Grilled Shrimp

    Refreshing Key lime juice brightens the flavor of grilled shrimp. Dinner guests will rave about the savory marinade, but it's the Key Lime Beurre Blanc cream sauce that pulls this showstopping gluten-free dish together. When making the Pecan-Spiked Rice, be sure to check the label of your chicken broth to ensure that it does not contain any hidden gluten.
  • Chevre and Mango Steak Bites
    Annabelle Breakey

    Chevre and Mango Steak Bites

    Don't be afraid to cook gluten-free for a crowd! These party bites make the perfect hors d'oeurves for a gluten-free shindig. Trust us -- even your gluten-loving guests won't miss the bread.
  • Quinoa-Stuffed Poblanos with Grilled Romesco Sauce
    Tina Rupp

    Quinoa-Stuffed Poblanos with Grilled Romesco Sauce

    Quinoa, the trendiest gluten-free grain, makes a gorgeous stuffing for smoky grilled peppers. Even the romesco sauce, a rust-colored Spanish concoction of veggies and raw almonds, is grilled. Leftover sauce makes a terrific topping for grilled asparagus or gluten-free veggie burgers.
  • Grilled Steak and Nopales Salad
    Photo: Iain Bagwell

    Grilled Steak and Nopales Salad

    This citrusy salad features grilled skirt steak, cactus (yes -- you read that right), tender baby romaine lettuces and crunchy radishes. Cotija cheese and pepitas are thrown in the mix for extra flavor and texture, making this salad a well-rounded, gluten-free delight. Extra cactus, please!
  • Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Plum Chutney
    Photo: Ava Brackett; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom

    Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Plum Chutney

    Indian spices play up the sour kick from the plum skins, and both are fantastic with pork's natural sweetness. Serve with curried rice and grilled vegetable kebabs for a colorful, gluten-free feast.
  • Wild Salmon with Grilled Sweet Onion and Corn Relish
    Jeffery Cross

    Wild Salmon with Grilled Sweet Onion and Corn Relish

    Meaty, wild-caught salmon is the perfect foil to sweet, grilled summer veggies. The relish and salmon are enough on their own, but you can serve alongside quinoa or gluten-free pasta if you'd like a heartier meal.
  • Grilled Sweet Potato Fingers with Curry Dip

    Grilled Sweet Potato Fingers with Curry Dip

    Grilled sweet potato wedges work well as both a side dish or gluten-free appetizer. The curried mayonnaise dip doubles as a topping for bunless burgers and grilled fish, so you don't have to feel bad about making extra!
  • Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Tomato-Raisin Relish
    Photo: Jean Allsopp; Styling: Ashley Strickland

    Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Tomato-Raisin Relish

    Bottled grape leaves make fabulous packets for grilling salmon fillets. Top with tomato-raisin relish and serve alongside rice pilaf for a healthy, Mediterranean-inspired supper.
  • Grilled Chicken and Peach Kebab Salad
    Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

    Grilled Chicken and Peach Kebab Salad

    Juicy peaches are in season, so buy a dozen from your local farmer and get creative! Make peach jam, gluten-free peach cobbler, peach sangria, or just eat them plain as a snack. Then, use your last three peaches to make this gorgeous grilled kebab salad. Just peachy!
  • Grilled Shrimp and Smoky Grilled-Corn Grits
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Grilled Shrimp and Smoky Grilled-Corn Grits

    Kebabs are a great option for gluten-free grilling. Try different combinations of meats and vegetables, then serve atop gluten-free grains like quinoa, polenta, or rice. This version skewers shrimp, grape tomatoes, mushrooms and bell peppers atop a hearty serving of grilled corn and Cheddar grits.
  • Grilled Chicken Tostadas
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Chicken Tostadas

    Thank goodness corn tortillas are gluten-free. Otherwise, we might have to miss out on these delicious grilled chicken tostadas! A tostada is basically a flat taco, which allows more room for all of your favorite toppings. We love avocado, queso fresco, sour cream and pickled onions, but feel free to customize as you like.
  • <p>Grilled Pepper, Onion, and Blue Cheese Salad</p>

    Grilled Pepper, Onion, and Blue Cheese Salad

    What do you get when you combine an array of grilled veggies, tangy blue cheese, and a bright vinaigrette? A colorful side salad that pairs perfectly with your grilled entree.
  • <p>Paprika Pork Chops with Zucchini</p>

    Paprika Pork Chops with Zucchini

    Plump pork chops pack a bit of heat with a paprika-based spice rub. Serve with the grilled zucchini and a side of grilled corn-on-the-cob for a well-rounded gluten-free meal.

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