Easy Gluten-Free Side Dishes for Summer

These easy gluten-free side dishes satisfy our three rules for cooking in the summertime:

  1. Enjoy any and all meals outdoors.
  2. Spend as little time in the kitchen as possible.
  3. Eat as many summer vegetables as we can before the chill of autumn sets in.

These simple summery recipes are surefire crowd pleasers. So go ahead: Take them to your next cookout. Pack them in your picnic basket. Enjoy them on the deck, on the patio, at the beach or sitting cross-legged in your backyard. Wherever you are, these tasty dishes will surely disappear as fast as you can serve them.

Pasta Salad with Corn, Basil and Parmesan

Quinoa Summer Salad

Grilled Zucchini with Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

Black Bean and Tomatillo Orzo Salad

Isadora Lassance lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and their cat, Cheeto. A regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living, she also blogs about whole food and seasonal ingredients at shelikesfood.com.


A Selection of Seasonal Soups

By Isadora Lassance

Nothing warms you up—mind, body and soul—quite like a bowl of soup. Welcome in the cooler weather with these vegetarian recipes that will fill you up and leave you satisfied, regardless of whether you typically are a meat eater. If you’re intimidated by the thought of making soup from scratch, you can relax. It’s actually much easier than you probably think!


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Easy Lentil Vegetable Soup










Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili










Sweet Potato and Black Bean Soup










Creamy Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup with Za’atar

Cold-Weather Comfort Food Recipes


The arrival of winter brings a shift in the kinds of foods that seem to suit the family dinner table. In many parts of the country, we’re looking for recipes to warm our chilled bones. Roasted butternut and acorn squash, parsnips and turnips have particular appeal at this time of year.

These healthy and naturally gluten-free vegetables show up in a colorful and filling winter salad. Sweet potatoes and black beans combine in quesadillas with a twist, and sorghum, white beans and kale blend to stuff acorn squash. Meatball subs make a great weekend meal, and no one will guess they’re a blend of spaghetti squash and lean ground turkey. Best of all, each recipe is a one-dish dinner. It may be cold outside, but everyone’s warm around the table.

Gluten-Free Comfort Food Recipes

Sweet-Potato-Fajita-&-BlackRoasted Sweet Potato Fajita and Black Bean Quesadillas



Spaghetti Squash Meatball Subs


Sorghum, White Bean and Kale Stuffed Acorn Squash


Winter Panzanella Salad