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Are you looking for soy free and gluten free summer BBQ menu? Well look no further, this menu’s got you covered. 🙂
Slow smoked beef brisket, potato salad just like mom used to make, cucumber and tomato salad, all topped off with a fabulous dessert of Red, White and Blue shortcake. Mmmmm, yum!
Safe Summer BBQ Menu
When you have food sensitivities, it can be hard to come up with tasty, fun, and safe Summer BBQ Menu idea’s. This year, I decided to go all out for our 4th of July menu. Let me tell you, it was a winner! While the brisket is a bit of a time commitment, this summer bbq menu is totally worth it! (Okay total understatement… 8 hours on the grill is a little bit more than a “bit”, LOL!) 🙂
Love this combination of classic barbecue fare and that it’s allergen friendly!
Smoked Brisket (soy free, gluten free option)
Delectable, slow smoked for 8 hours, this brisket has so much flavor! I swear you will feel like you are eating brisket from your favorite pit master. And, you did it all yourself!!!
Okay, full disclosure ahead…. You see “gluten free option” above? Well, that is because (cue dramatic music) I messed up!!! When I made this recipe, I had only been gluten free for about 2-3 weeks. I rarely ever drink beer. Its just not my thing. Now, give me pretty much any flavor of Mojito and I’m there. Beer not so much. However, I do like to use beer for some of my cooking, like beer can chicken, roast and mop sauces. What never even occurred to me is that there can be gluten in beer!!!! Whoopsie! 🙁
Hey, life is a journey and we learn as we go, right?!? Needless to say, if you are gluten free as well, you will want to try one of the gluten free options in the recipe.
For a full tutorial on smoking brisket and recipe for mop sauce, click here.
Mom’s Potato Salad (soy free, gluten free)
If you’re anything like me, potato salad is one of your all time favorite summer BBQ menu dishes. I’ve even been known to eat leftovers for breakfast. Hey, potatoes and eggs…. sounds like breakfast to me!
Although I call this Mom’s Potato Salad, this is really “this” Mom’s potato salad. Its originally based upon my mothers recipe, but with my own tweaks I’ve have made over the years.
For our families favorite Mom’s Potato Salad, click here.
Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad (soy free, gluten free)
Don’t you just love how crisp and flavorful the produce is during the summertime? I love to include some nice fresh vegies whenever I can. This recipe has the added bonus of being a bit of a palate cleanser from the richness of the potato salad and brisket. Clean, crisp, light and fresh all rolled into one little salad.
This salad is also great as a make ahead dish for potlucks.
My sister-in-law, Bree, was married on the 7th of July this year. As I have a hard time knowing what is safe for me to eat at potlucks, I often will take my own food with me. For Bree’s rehearsal dinner, I took some leftover brisket, some of this salad (with the dressing), a bit of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and dumped it all over some romaine lettuce to serve as my dinner. YUM!
Red, White and Blue Gluten Free Shortcake (soy free, gluten free)
The grand finale of our summer BBQ Menu is Red, White and Blue Shortcake. Crumbly, gluten and soy free shortcakes, sweet, fresh berries, gluten and soy free ice cream and fresh homemade whipped cream. This Red, White and Blue Shortcake is a fabulous and decadent dessert to finish off your day of delicious summer goodness.
In honor of Independence Day we chose to go Red, White and Blue, but you can certainly choose your favorite fruit for topping. Peaches would be really good too.
As an added bonus, it’s super easy to assemble so if you prep ahead, you can assemble your Red, White, and Blue Gluten Free Shortcakes right after the fireworks in just a few minutes! Easy peasy. Click here for the recipe.
While we made this meal for 4th of July, this menu would be great for any BBQ celebration. It’s not uncommon to see us grilling in the winter too. 🙂
I hope you love this menu as much as we did. What are your favorite summertime eats? I’d love to hear in the comments. If you make any of these dishes, please take a pic and post on Instagram #naturallyliz.
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Liz, I hope you are still doing what you do. I have a family with lots of food allergies. We all have some kind of allergy, but we don’t hare all of them. UGH! I had no idea all the things that were made from soy until I read your article. THANK YOU!!!