Gluten-Free Summer Recipes

Save space on the grill for these delicious summer recipes that ditch the buns and pasta salads for roasted vegetables, lentils and plenty of polenta. All quick and easy dishes bursting with flavor, these gluten-free plates will have every eater reaching for more.

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Antipasto Summer Lettuce Wraps

Part caprese salad, part Asian lettuce wrap, Kelsey Nixon's light and colorful appetizer of marinated mozzarella, salami and chopped peppers is a cross-cultural summer starter.

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Grilled Polenta Crackers with Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Quickly scoring the polenta not only adds a decorative flair but also allows the cakes to absorb the spicy Mediterranean salsa.

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Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Kelsey's kicky cayenne-flavored filling, spiced bacon garnish and paprika seasoning start the party off with a savory bang.

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Tangy Coleslaw with Smoked Corn and Lime Dressing

The corn kernels smoked over sawdust chips add rich and bold flavor to the vibrant honey-lime slaw.

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Peach and Blue Cheese Salad

Savory prosciutto and crumbled blue cheese meet sweet wedges of fresh peaches and maple vinaigrette in this comforting seasonal salad.

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Spicy Pickled Cucumbers

This spicy six-ingredient side dish requires only one step and one hour for a powerful fusion of hot chile and cool mint flavors.

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Five-Layer Mexican Dip

With cascading tiers of rich flavor and simultaneously creamy-crunchy texture, Kelsey's all-in-one dip is a summer fiesta must-have.

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Salsa Verde

The tomatillo, otherwise known as the Mexican green tomato, is best used raw for its piquant taste and bright-green hue. Blended with fresh jalapenos and sprigs of cilantro, the salsa sports three shades of green and many layers of spice.

Get the Recipe: Salsa Verde: Green Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Chickpea Polenta Cakes with Chive Oil and Lemon

Served hot from the grill, these polenta discs do triple duty as a rich starter, side or main attraction. For the complete fusion of flavors and textures, Bobby Flay cooks the polenta together with pureed chickpeas, onions and garlic. 

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Eggplant Steaks

Grab your own steak knife and carve your way into these cheesy eggplant rounds, brushed first with a homemade sweet apple steak sauce and finished with fresh Parmesan.

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Spaghetti Squash Primavera

For a gluten-free take on the Italian staple, shred baked squash halves into noodles and toss with sauteed vegetables and spices.

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Balsamic Chicken and Fig Brochettes

No breadcrumbs allowed here. These marinated grilled chicken and fig skewers are naturally gluten-free and ready for backyard dining in no time.

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Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos

The fluffy quinoa, warm potato and sliced jalapeno filling make this sweet and savory wrap a picnic party necessity.

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Cauliflower-Lentil Tacos with Fresh Guacamole

Make room on your plate for this spicy lentil and ground cauliflower mixture, which works well as a kicky taco filling or fiery side dish.

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Quinoa, Salmon and Broccoli Bowl

Bobby Deen's roasted vegetables and salmon over tender quinoa is a quick and healthy summer dish perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Grilled Chicken with Garlic-Herb Dressing and Grilled Lemon

Channel all of your grilling passion into this delectable chicken dish, basted with a light lemon-garlic vinaigrette and tossed with grilled balsamic radicchio.

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Burger of the Gods

Cuts of chuck and sirloin comprise this celestial burger, which is also super-flexible. Cook it inside on a skillet, outside on the grill, then serve with or without a gluten-free bun.

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Roasted Squash

Fresh sprigs of thyme and bay leaves add simple sophistication to Laura Calder's roasted squash crescents. Try a longer and leaner cut for some healthy "fries."

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Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

Ellie Krieger's balsamic strawberry marinade adds a tangy crunch to the chilled vanilla-honey cream, which works as a midcourse cleanser or sweet finale.

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Grilled Bananas with Maple Creme Fraiche

Throw a few bananas slices on the still-hot grill for a sweet and effortless addition to the backyard BBQ.

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Lemon Fonut

Crafted with almond meal, rice flour and soy milk, this gluten-free treat has the same fluff, zest and pizzazz as its glutinous counterpart.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Fonuts (Vegan and Wheat/Gluten Free)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Two flourless cocoa cookies bookend creamy white chocolate ganache for the ultimate summertime sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies