Summer is the time for dining out--outside, that is! And while burgers and dogs--and the gluten-filled buns that sandwich them--usually dominate the deck when you're entertaining outdoors, there are actually lots of gluten-free summer dinner options that'll keep even gluten-loving guests satisfied. Check out our ideas for gluten-free menus for summer entertaining below, then mix and match with a handful of gluten-free summer desserts. We promise, you won't miss a thing with any of these recipes!

Gluten-Free Menu 1: Steak Kabobs and Italian Salad

Simply swap out the soy sauce for gluten-free tamari in the marinade in this Sensational Sirloin Kabobs recipe by Allrecipes cook, Kimber, and you'll have mouth-watering, gluten-free steak skewers in your future. Serve with this colorful Spicy Italian Salad with romaine, olives, artichoke hearts, red peppers, and red onion.

Sensational Sirloin Kebabs

Gluten-free Menu 2: Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken, Rice, and Corn Salad

These Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken grilled chicken breasts from Allrecipes member C. PEREZ are tossed in a dry homemade seasoning mixture with a bit of a kick (cayenne pepper!), then grilled to juicy perfection. Serve over Lime Cilantro Rice and alongside this Summer Corn Salad. (And for dessert, the flan recipe below would be great with this combo...just sayin'!)


Gluten-free Menu 3: Shrimp Louie Salad and Crusty Bread (Yes, Bread!)

This healthy main dish salad by Allrecipes' Chef John is great and filling on its own (don't those grilled shrimp look amazing?!). But if you can find a crusty gluten-free bread at the grocery store, (this recipe from Foodies of New England looks tasty), go for that as an easy side.


And Now for Gluten-Free Dessert!

Pick your poison to satisfy whatever summer dessert craving you're having at the moment. These are all, gloriously, gluten-free.