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Gluten-Free Recipes for Your Summertime Soirees

The summertime is always filled with fun opportunities to entertain. Between grilling out with friends and the countless pool days, you are sure to need delicious food options. While it can be a joy to entertain, finding gluten-free options can be a challenge. It doesn’t have to be though. There are some great gluten-free summer recipes you have to try.

Gluten-Free Summer Recipes You Have to Try

Don’t Skip Dessert!

When you are eating gluten-free it can be tempting to skip the desserts. This is because many of the popular desserts out there are packed with gluten ingredients. The other thing people will do is offer you fruit as a dessert alternative. You don’t have to skip dessert this summer though. There are some delicious gluten-free dessert recipes for summer and here’s one you should definitely try!

Peach Crumb Bars

Adapted from My Baking Addiction

Ingredients for the crust:

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 1 cup Ener-G Pure Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for the peach layer:

  • 2 1/2 cups peach chunks (from about 4 large peaches)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Ingredients for the glaze:


Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to Bake at 350°F. Line an 8"x8" pan with a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the crust by mixing together the rice flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a medium bowl until well combined. Stir in the melted butter just until well incorporated and no more streaks of flour remain.
  3. Pat evenly onto the bottom of the pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, turning the pan halfway through, until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool for at least 15 minutes while preparing the rest of the recipe.
  4. While the crust is baking, prepare the topping by mixing together the flour, brown sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract just until combined. Set aside.
  5. Peel and cut the peaches into 1/2" chunks. Discard (or drink) any peach juice that's collected at the bottom of the bowl. Add the brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt and stir until thoroughly combined.
  6. After the crust has cooled 15 minutes, pour the peach layer evenly over the top of the baked crust and sprinkle the topping over the peach layer.

You Can Still Enjoy Burgers and Sandwiches

Burgers and sandwiches are a summer favorite! Many people are firing up the grill and making incredible burgers and sandwiches that scream summer. With many gluten-laden seasonings and bread, it can be tempting to skip on summer sandwiches and burgers. You can have these without the bun but that’s no fun. Instead, try bringing your own gluten-free bread or buns to enjoy burgers like the one in this recipe.

Flavor Bomb Burgers

Adapted from Gluten-Free Dad

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 med yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • Ener-G Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Instructions:

  1. Mince the garlic and dice the onion.
  2. Cook garlic and onion in a pan until onions are caramelized. Set aside.
  3. Combine the meat and remaining ingredients and form into your desired patty size.
  4. Cook hamburgers on the grill to the desired level of done.
  5. Add to a gluten-free bun and top with diced onions and toppings of your choice.

Enjoy Comfort Foods

Comfort foods such as grilled cheese, pizza, and biscuits can feel like they aren’t an option anymore. While finding gluten-free options can seem harder, you can still enjoy your favorites this summer. It may involve a bit more work from you. You can easily substitute out flours, baking ingredients, and bread for gluten-free bread in order to make these foods happen. Check out this simple summer pizza recipe you should definitely try out.

Sausage and Sweet Pepper Grilled Pizza

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sweet or hot Italian sausage, taken out of the casings, if necessary
  • 1/4 cup uncooked grits or polenta, for rolling the dough
  • 1 Ener-G Keto Pizza Crust (gluten free)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup crushed tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup pickled sweet and hot peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Place the sausage in a large, heavy skillet.
  2. Sauté over medium heat, breaking up any large pieces, until fully cooked. Alternatively, grill the sausage in its casing and slice before using it. Drain on paper towels and reserve for topping.
  3. For a gas grill, heat the grill by setting all burners on high. Close the lid and leave it on high for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat of all burners to medium.
  4. For a charcoal grill, build a fire with 50 to 60 charcoal briquettes. Once the briquettes have become gray - ashed (20 to 30 minutes), bank them to one side on the bottom grate of your grill.
  5. Grill the pre-made gluten-free crust to the grill for 2-3 minutes until heated throughout.
  6. Use tongs to transfer the crust to a peel or rimless baking sheet, grilled side up. Close the grill.
  7. Spread the entire surface of the crust with the sauce. Top with the sausage and peppers, then sprinkle with the cheeses.
  8. If using a gas grill, switch the grill to indirect heat by turning off the center burner(s) if you have a three- or four-burner grill. For a two-burner grill, turn off one burner.
  9. Set the pizza back on the grill over indirect heat (the unlit section) and grill, with the lid down, until the bottom is well browned and the cheese is melted, another 7 to 10 minutes. If using a charcoal grill or two-burner gas grill, rotate the pizza halfway through the cooking time.
  10. Remove the pizza from the grill and season with salt and pepper. Slice and serve immediately.