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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Chicken Thighs with Cilantro-Mint Chutney
Serve this moist chicken and its bright, herby sauce over cooked brown rice. For a refreshing gluten-free side, sprinkle beefsteak tomato and cucumber slices with black pepper, and then drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
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 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 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
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 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 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 Pork Chops with Nectarines
Both savory pork chops and sweet nectarines boast gorgeous grill marks in this 30-minute meal. Choose ripe, slightly firm nectarines to showcase summer's best produce.
Grilled Potato, Onion, and Bacon Skewers
Crisp-edged bacon, starchy potatoes, and juicy onions together make an unbeatable side for just about any summer dish.
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 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.
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.
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.
Grilled Sirloin Steak with Mango and Chile Salad
Sweet mangoes and spicy jalapeños pump up simple grilled sirloin. A side of fragrant rice completes this effortlessly gluten-free dish.