Gluten Free Sides for a Summer BBQ

More and more people in my life have had to eliminate gluten from their diets recently, for one reason or another. This includes my husband, so this hits very close to home for me. Whether it’s just our own family dinner, hosting a BBQ, or attending a cookout at someone else’s house, I’ve been spending a lot of time experimenting with gluten free side dishes for barbecues this summer.

Here are some of our current favorite gluten free sides – husband and child approved!

Cowboy Caviar – love this on top of a burger!

cowboy caviar

Strawberry Mango Spinach Salad – the homemade dressing makes it!


[Baked] Perfect French Fries – because there’s nothing better than fries.


Broccoli Salad – this just screams “SUMMER BBQ”

broccoli salad

Creamy Ranch Coleslaw – okay, maybe this really screams “SUMMER BBQ!”

creamy ranch coleslaw

Grilled Corn on the Cob – with parmesan cheese and garlic, no less!

grilled corn

Herbed Red Potato Salad – the epitome of summer side dishes.

herbed red potato salad


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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (

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