Don’t leave your gluten free or vegan friends standing in the corner eating nothing but popsicles at your next BBQ.

During the summer there are always a slew of barbecue celebrations featuring tasty grilled treats. The only problem? Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan party-goers often find themselves able to indulge solely on the sad side salad that Aunt Sally brought from the local convenience store.

It’s time to step up your barbecue game while satisfying everyone’s dietary needs and preferences with some seriously delicious GF/V friendly items. From appetizers all the way to dessert, get ready for a memorable mouth-watering meal. Slap on some SPF and fire up the grill, it’s time to get cooking.

Sweet Potato Wedges with No Honey Mustard Sauce
Gluten Free and Vegan Barbecue Recipes

Sweet Potato Wedges with No Honey Mustard Sauce

Recipe by The Minimalist Baker

Step aside unhealthy chips and dips, greasy wings, and messy mini meatballs, this is the tastiest pre-dinner treat ever. Appetizers are super important, giving guests something to munch on while you finish preparing the rest of the meal. These sweet potato wedges are the perfect hors d’oeuvres to start your barbecue off right. Plus, they’re gluten free and vegan making sure every attendee can get a taste. Head over to The Minimalist Baker for the recipe.

Vegan Macaroni Salad

Gluten Free and Vegan Barbecue Recipes

Vegan Macaroni Salad

Recipe by The Minimalist Baker

No barbecue is complete without a creamy pasta salad, but what if dietary restrictions require you to cut out the “creamy” part? Fear not! You don’t have to fully let go of the satisfaction of a thick, smooth sauce. This pasta salad is still completely velvety and rich thanks to the magic of tofu. With gluten free pasta it’s the perfect side dish to satisfy every hungry party-goer. Head over to The Minimalist Baker for the recipe.

Baked Falafel Burgers

Gluten Free and Vegan Barbecue Recipes

Baked Falafel Burgers

Recipe by The Minimalist Baker

Burgers might be the most tricky item to recreate from scratch when attempting to host a BBQ for people with specific dietary needs. You know you want something that that is equal parts delicious, vegan, and gluten-free but throwing pre-made patties on the grill feels like a cheat. These baked falafel burgers will leave guests begging for more, plus the crispy lettuce “bun” won’t leave anyone feeling weighed down or carbed up. Head over to The Minimalist Baker for the recipe.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes

Gluten Free and Vegan Barbecue Recipes

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes

Recipe by The Minimalist Baker

In my opinion dessert is the most exciting part of every cookout, but sometimes gluten-free and vegan desserts seem downright impossible to find. From mouth-watering apple pies to tantalizing ice cream sundaes, dessert buffets can seem like a forbidden land of gluten and dairy for those who cannot give into their sweet tooth. This cheesecake is an update on the old classic, minus all of the restricted ingredients. Plus, it has a little red, white, and blue flair making it the perfect festive treat for everyone in attendance! Head over to The Minamlist Baker for the recipe.

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