Summer is a fun time for foodies, with sunny days providing many chances to get creative and bring friends together to eat delicious food. However, with so many ingredients containing gluten, and so many expensive specialty or processed foods leaving a lot to be desired, what’s a gluten-free foodie to do?
Potatoes are an excellent choice for anyone keeping a gluten-free diet full of natural foods instead of off the shelf items. Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, fat-free, and low in sodium. They’re also loaded with potassium and are a good source of Vitamin C, making them a healthy foundation for fun and filling summer recipes. If you’re looking for a good recipe for your next picnic or BBQ, we’ve put together 3 colorful and healthy potato recipes that are easy to prepare, can be made gluten free, and anyone can enjoy on summer days.
This mouth-watering summertime favorite features potatoes, corn and zucchini first flavored by garlic in a saucepan, and then bathed in a delicious mix of fresh herbs (your choice of basil, rosemary, marjoram or sage), lemon and sea salt, and ground pepper in the microwave. Finish them up on the grill for a delicious flame-cooked taste. Stay Gluten-Free: skip the chicken sausage, and check your olive oil. If you enjoy flavored olive oils, consider gluten-free-friendly brand like Annie’s.
This fresh and healthy Mediterranean potato salad is filling and refreshing, and perfect for hot summer days or nights. You can use any potatoes you like — russets, reds, whites, fingerlings, or purples — and combine them with the delicious flavors of sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Stay Gluten-Free: feta cheese and balsamic vinegar are gluten-free, but sometimes combined with other ingredients. Double-check your containers before cooking.
Lemon zest, olive oil and oregano add a Greek twist to roasted potatoes. Simply cut russet potatoes into 3/4-inch chunks and bathe in oil, lemon zest, oregano, salt and pepper. Oven roast at 450ºF, occasionally turning the potatoes over for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and tender. Let cool and then serve! Stay Gluten-Free: as mentioned above, stick with a gluten-free-friendly brand if you enjoy flavored olive oils.
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