Fire up the grill this summer and try these 15 gluten-free BBQ ideas!

Ah, summer. Barbeque season has arrived in all its glory, especially with the current stint of sunshine beckoning us outside. Summer parties, as fun as they are, can sometimes be daunting to us gluten-free folk. Gluten can be found in key barbeque ingredients, and cross-contamination abounds when gluten-filled buns are toasted on the grill. But don’t fret! We’re here to encourage you that with just a little effort you can host your own entirely gluten-free barbeque. We’ll even provide you with a list of delicious recipes to try.

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You can find gluten-free sauces and condiments in most shops and supermarkets but (if you feel like going the extra mile) these recipes for homemade BBQ sauce and ketchup make fresh, unique and flavoursome additions to your dishes.

15-Minute BBQ Sauce by Gnom Gnom

This multi-purpose barbeque staple is gluten-free and equally tasty as a basting or a dipping sauce. And the best part is that you can make it from scratch in a mere 15 minutes!

Homemade Blender Ketchup by Healthy Blender Recipes

Blend, boil, simmer and cool these ingredients for your own GF version of the barbeque staple that lasts, if refrigerated, for up to a month of grills and summer parties.

Salads and Sides

Potato Salad with Parsley Pesto by The Healthy Apple

This recipe is packed with colour and flavour – perfect for dinner at the garden table. It’s the ideal side or starter for an otherwise meat-heavy meal, too.

Grilled Watermelon and Avocado Salad with Lime and Feta by Abbey’s Kitchen

Watermelon, avocado and lime bring a light, fruity twist to a table of savoury starters. Top with feta to make this guaranteed crowd-pleaser look as good as it tastes!

Creamy Paleo Coleslaw by Raising Generation Nourished

Not only is this dish gluten-free, but it’s egg, dairy and soy free too! The recipe gives you multiple seasoning options so you can adapt it well to your own tastes and those of your guests.

Gluten-Free Hummus by Simple Swaps

Serve this hummus – made from cannellini beans, tahini, garlic and lemon juice – with gluten-free crisps or tortilla chips to put a homemade spin on the popular snack.


Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Skewers by My Natural Family

This mouthwatering recipe can be prepped ahead of time, saving you the stress of hurrying around so you can enjoy the sun for longer.

Grilled Skirt Steak by What The Fork

This particular cut of meat is best marinated for a while. It cooks very quickly on a grill, though, so it certainly won’t keep guests waiting! 

Homemade Gluten-Free Hot Dog Rolls or Hamburger Buns by GF Jules

Again, you can easily grab these from your local shop or supermarket. This recipe is for those with a little more time on their hands. Making your own GF buns is definitely an accomplishment, though, so go on, show off a little.

Pulled Pork by I Breathe I’m Hungry

You won’t need a smoker (or a lot of time) to create this simple recipe at home. It’s low in carbs, gluten-free and tastes divine – a win-win!

Grilled Corn on the Cob by Contentedness Cooking

Who doesn’t love a corn on the cob? This one is grilled and served with a veganaise-cilantro mix and GF breadcrumbs. Yum.


Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Pops by Fearless Dining

Children and adults alike will go crazy for these chocolate sponge treats. Arrange them in a mug or decorative tall bowl for an adorable edible centrepiece.

Tropical Summer Trifle 

Who says trifle is only a winter dish? This berry-studded delight is easy to serve in cups or glasses and adds the final touch to any summer meal.

Summer Fruit, Elderflower and Prosecco Jelly by Jamie Oliver

Get seasonal with summer flavours like elderflower, strawberry and blueberry. These jellies look amazing in a variety of different shaped moulds and fizz in your mouth when you eat them!

Grilled Fruit Dessert Tacos by A Whisk and Two Wands

If you’re looking for something a little different, this one’s for you. Sprinkled with cinnamon and packed with fruity goodness, it’s hard not to fall in love with this sweet version of a savoury favourite. 

Find out how to avoid cross-contamination, stay safe, and enjoy your  BBQ food this summer with our top tips