Just thinking about warm weather makes me want to plan a healthy gluten-free BBQ.
Pulling out my recipes for grilling steak, chicken, vegetables and all the fixins’ reminds me of long summer days eating healthy food with family and friends.
Healthy Gluten-Free BBQ Menu
My Healthy Gluten-Free BBQ Menu also has amazing summer salads, homemade lemonade, and gluten-free ice cream sandwich recipes. Read on for more!
Whether you’re grilling pork chops, grilling shrimp, or grilling fish, you can’t go wrong.
Meat Temperature Chart
Not sure what temp you should see on your meat thermometer?
I’ve created this handy chart to help, as I found myself asking the boys the same thing every single night that we were grilling chicken, salmon, shrimp, or steak –those are my favorites. You can print the chart here.
Black Smoke BBQ
Black Smoke by Adrian Miller sheds light on an important piece of the American culinary history puzzle. If you like barbecue you’ll love this book.
Barbecue or Barbeque or BBQ?
Do you spell it Barbecue, Barbeque, or use the abbreviated BBQ? I’m a fan of BBQ.
According to Miller the word “barbecue” is an adjective, noun, verb, and way of life!
What is BBQ?
But what is BBQ? Miller, one of my favorite cultural and culinary historians, states that the origins of barbecue are cooking techniques rooted in Native American culinary tradition prior to European contact.
Native American Origins of BBQ
Enslaved African Americans took what they learned from Native Americans to become “barbecue’s primary experts and ambassadors” across the US and later the world.
The word barbecue is derived from barbacoa, a sixteenth-century all-purpose term referring to everything from a bed, to a table or platform or grill. “Eventually, Spaniards used barbacoa as a generic term for the cooking apparatus, the cooking process, and the type of meat cooked this way.”
Miller goes on to state that the “English followed suit with this linguistic promiscuity.”
Anyway, before we go on to the BBQ recipes, I want to tell you that this book is a must-read.
BBQ Food for Back Yard BBQ
Below is the perfect bbq menu for your backyard bbq party.
Want to add some extra spice to your bbq menu? My Spiced Nuts are the perfect snack to munch on while the grill is going.
BBQ Kale Chips
Spicy Grilled Chicken with Limes
I love bbq chicken recipes. Grilling chicken thighs has never been easier with my Spicy Grilled Chicken with Limes recipe.
I absolutely love this Mustard Lime BBQ Chicken recipe, and you will too.
If you need a bbq chicken recipe, but you’re not able to grill, my Mustard Lime Oven BBQ Chicken is perfect for you! No reason you can’t make bbq chicken in the oven!
And you can’t go wrong with grilled steak using my steak rub made with garlic and onion powders, plus salt and pepper.
Looking for the perfect gluten-free bbq sauce recipe? Try my homemade bbq sauce with tomato paste, orange juice, mustard, smoked paprika, and more.
Grilled Salmon from Gluten-Free Cookbook
Grilled Salmon from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry is perfect in the oven, but you can add a little oil to the bottom of the fish and throw it right on the grill like we do. Grilling salmon couldn’t be easier.
Asparagus Salad with Basil
This Asparagus Salad with Basil is one of my favorite healthy summer salads. Made with asparagus, cherry tomatoes, avocado, basil, and a mustard vinaigrette, this is a perennial favorite on my BBQ menu.
Can’t have a BBQ without coleslaw, can you? My Coleslaw is so colorful and fun and delicious on homemade burgers.
No Potato Salad Recipe
Another BBQ staple, potato salad is hard for those on a low-carb diet. My No Potato Salad is the answer, and all guests will love it!
Simple Fruit Salad
Fruit Salad is so simple and beautiful, a bowl of nature’s candy is always a delicious addition to your barbecue menu.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Now to my favorite part of the BBQ, gluten-free dessert! No BBQ is complete without my Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Recipe
Easy BBQ Recipes
In addition to great grilled meats, I’ve thrown in recipes for spiced nuts, kale chips, and more, to give your bbq menu a big wow factor. What is your favorite item for grilling?