Gluten Free Recipes
How to Host a Gluten Free Cookout
The season of cookout parties is in full swing, and next week many people will be celebrating the 4th of July with a cookout. Being gluten-free or having any dietary restriction can make such events nerve wracking rather than fun.
One solution is to host the cookout yourself and make it safe for you (or your spouse or child) to eat. You might be wondering, “How can I host a gluten-free cookout?” Here are some ideas.
1. Skip the bread. Rather than grilling hamburgers and hot dogs which most people are used to eating on bread, grill chicken, steak, or kebabs instead.
2. Skip the grill. Go for something completely different but still fun and well liked such as tacos with corn shells.
3. Make your side dishes ahead of time. Making potato salad can be time consuming, but it’s one way to save money and be sure that it’s gluten free. Make potato salad and other sides ahead of time since most of them keep well.
5. Have guests bring naturally gluten-free food. Most drinks are gluten free as well as plain potato chips, tortilla chips and salsa, hummus, fruit, cut veggies, and green salads (specify no croutons).
6. Don’t apologize, just serve great food. If someone is bringing food, you might want to explain to them that it needs to be gluten free. Otherwise, don’t make a big deal of it. Tell them that it was all gluten free after they have eaten and said how good it was.