Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)

4 Gluten Free Dishes You Have to Try This Summer!

Phew! Is it finally warming up back home? I’m preparing to come home from Australia just in time to enjoy my third summer in a row. I can assure you that even though it’s technically autumn, it’s still quite warm over here in the Northern Territory as well.

kata tjuta sunset panorama australia
As the light falls down on Kata Tjuta. (Northern Territory, Australia)

Now, I haven’t had as much time to cook while traveling, so there are some dishes that I cannot wait to make when I land in my own kitchen. And, like always, they’re all gluten and dairy free. Here’s the recipes on my summer must have list. What’s on yours?

Refreshing Tomato Salad

Refreshing Tomato Salad (GF, DF, EF)
Refreshing Tomato Salad (You can’t see it, but the dressing is divine.)

While we can find tomatoes most of the year, local tomato season is by far one of my favorite times to head into the kitchen. This salad will take advantage of all the fresh produce. Plus, it’s delicious and easy to prepare (just involves a bit of slicing). Sure to be a hit at your next barbecue and will perfectly accompany any burger.

Click here for the recipe! (Gluten Free, and free of the top 8 allergens.)

The Happy Mango Salsa

3 Mango Recipes!
Happy Mango Salsa!

If it’s not tomatoes, then I’m looking forward to mangoes next. This recipe has a bit of heat to compliment the cool mango flavor. My favorite bit is that you can use it in a variety of dishes. Although my favorite is atop a piece of grilled chicken.

Click here for the recipe! (Gluten free and free of the top 8 allergens.)

Patriotic Berry Salad 

Red White and Blue Chicken Berry Pasta Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Save this one for the fourth of July and you’ll have a festive treat while the berries are perfectly ripe. This was a new recipe in our house last year, and I wasn’t expecting much, but the dressing blew me away. It provides such a rich flavor, and enhances all the fresh ingredients you already have in the salad.

Click here for the recipe. (Gluten Free, and free of the Top 8 Allergens)

The Farm Stand Burger 

The Farm Stand Burger (GF, DF, EF)

This is one of my favorites! I will admit that I know people who can’t do the whole portobello mushroom bun because they find it too slippery (or just don’t like the taste of mushrooms). However, I can guarantee his will be the juiciest and most flavorful burger you’ve eaten in awhile. Just be prepared for a little bit of mess.

Click here for the recipe! (Gluten Free and free of the top 8 allergens.)

yarra valley victoria sunset panorama
Hiking in the Yarra Valley, Victoria

Well that’s all from here! I’m flying out of Australia today, but don’t worry, I still have a few more wonderful places to share with you in my Travel Tuesday series, including Victoria. (It’s one of my favorite states after Queensland!)

Kangaroo and its Joey (Grampians)
Kangaroo and its Joey (Grampians, Victoria)

Finally, I can’t wait to share these recipes with all my friends over at Fiesta Friday! Thank you so much to this week’s co-hosts- Judi @ cookingwithauntjuju and Cynthia @ eatmunchlove.

Happy Travels!

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8 thoughts on “4 Gluten Free Dishes You Have to Try This Summer!

  1. What a great assortment of recipes for the summer Kaila. My favorite is the tomatoes – hope my plants produce well this year – no horn worms please! On second thought maybe it’s the pasta – I can’t wait for Michigan blueberries and strawberries. Thanks for bringing FF lots of goodies to try.

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