20 gluten-free meals for lazy summer days

20 Easy Gluten-Free Meals for Summer

Enjoy this list of 20 Easy Gluten-Free Meals that are perfect for Summer! These gluten-free meals are fresh, flavorful, and easy to throw together or prep ahead for any busy night. Many of these meals are also naturally gluten-free which means no pricey gluten-free replacement items are needed.


Summertime should mean long beach days, trips to the park, and endless time outside. The last thing you want on a fun Summer day is to cut the fun short just to slave away in a hot kitchen. As much as I love cooking, come Summertime, I don’t want to worry about carving out 1-2 hours in the kitchen making meals. I want quick and easy gluten-free meals I can throw together. This list meets that need! These meals are either easy as is; can be prepped ahead of time; or are slow cooker friendly. And unlike the cozy comfort foods that we crave in Winter, these meals use delicious and fresh Summer ingredients that we crave as the weather warms up.

20 easy gluten-free meals for lazy summer days

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Here is the Full List of 20 Easy Gluten-Free Meals that would be perfect for Lazy Summer days…

This list combines recipes I’ve created here on Eat or Drink, as well as recipes from some other amazing bloggers. Just click the “check out this recipe” button to be taken to the corresponding recipe page.

You’ll notice that many of these recipes are naturally gluten-free, which means you don’t have to bother with expensive gluten-free substitutions. It also means these easy gluten-free meals would be great for people with and without gluten sensitivity!

Let’s Keep the conversation going: After checking out this list, please leave a comment to let us know which meal you plan to make. Or tell us some of your favorite easy gluten-free meals you enjoy making in the Summertime. 🙂

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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad (serve it warm or cold)
This Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with a dairy free creamy hummus sauce is so versatile and easy! You can eat it as a cold pasta salad or serve it while warm for a cozy meal. You can also mix-it-up by adding in your own favorite roasted vegetables. This recipe is dairy free, soy free, egg free, and nut free. I made mine gluten free with gluten free pasta.
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MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA QUINOA BOWL
It doesn't get any better than this Quinoa Chickpea Bowl when it comes to fast, flavorful, and healthy meals. This dish is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and ready in only 20 minutes!
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Grilled Shrimp Salad
This Grilled Shrimp Salad is bursting with freshness, flavor, color, and crunch. It’s easy, casual, and absolutely delicious. Everything we want Summer eating to be!
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Ground Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers
These Ground Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Peppers are so flavorful and so easy to make on a busy night. With only a few ingredients you'll have a flavorful and healthy meal. This is a great meal for anyone but it's also naturally gluten free and dairy free.
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Mini Frittatas
Of course, these make a great breakfast, but my first thought was these would be great for breakfast for dinner night! Breakfast is so cheap and easy to make that I love including it as a regular part of my monthly meals.
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Chicken Street Tacos – Dinner in Minutes from Leftovers
This Chicken Street Tacos recipe is 6-ingredients, and uses leftover chicken! It can be ready in minutes and is a family favorite.
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Guacamole Chicken Salad
I love the fun twist on a traditional chicken salad that this recipe offers. Ready in only a few minutes and can easily be made from leftover chicken making it a great easy Summer meal!
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Curry Fried Rice with Chicken
Who doesn't love a one pan dinner? This easy curry fried rice with chicken takes less than 30 minutes. It is loaded with veggies, chicken, rice, and yellow curry powder.
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Slow Cooker Dairy Free Sausage and Potato
This slow cooker sausage recipe is easy and delicious. Great for any busy weeknight. It has a creamy texture and a comforting flavor. This recipe is dairy free, egg free, peanut free, and can be made gluten free depending on what flour you use.
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Baby Kale Salad with Honey-Mint Vinaigrette
A refreshing and naturally gluten free Summer meal. This Baby Kale Salad uses baby kale as a base and is topped with grapefruit, tomatoes, burrata cheese, and a honey-mint vinaigrette.
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Easy Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken
This Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken recipe is full of flavorful spices and sweet pineapple. Serve over rice or with tacos as an easy weeknight meal!
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Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos With Cilantro Lime Sauce
These blackened mahi mahi fish tacos are made with fresh, simple ingredients and are customizable thanks to a variety of topping options. Easy to prep ahead and throw together on a busy Summer day!
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Deliciously Easy Celery Salad with Mozzarella + Roasted Peppers
This delicious celery salad comes together easily with simple ingredients. It’s light and crunchy, perfect for barbecues, parties and more.
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Easy Zucchini Curry
It’s time to change up your summer squash routine! Check out this easy zucchini curry recipe with coconut milk and Indian spices.
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Italian Gluten-Free Meatballs
When you're out having fun in the sun you don't want to worry about cooking a complex dinner. That's why I love keeping already made meatballs in my freezer. Defrost the night before then throw in some sauce or in your air fryer when you're ready to make dinner.
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Summer Zucchini and Hominy
Using fresh zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and some hominy, this recipe makes for a delicious light lunch or a great side. I love that it uses hominy for a naturally gluten free starch option in this delicious dish.
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Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls
If you've never tried making your own spring rolls take this as a sign to do it! They're refreshing, naturally gluten free, inexpensive, and so customizable. And this recipe shows how truly easy they are to make!
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One-Pan Sausage and Gnocchi Dinner with Dairy Free Cream Sauce
When it comes to easy dinners, one-pan meals are the way to go! It cuts down on cleaning time and keeps cooking simple. This Healthy One-Pan Dairy Free Dinner is amazing. Filled with delicious chicken sausage, cauliflower gnocchi, and made creamy with coconut milk and delicious seasonings.
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Easy Grilled Tilapia Recipe
Perfectly seasoned tilapia fillets are grilled to perfection and served with blistered tomato, a perfect healthy weeknight dinner.
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Gluten Free Pasta Chicken Salad
Is it a pasta salad, is it a lettuce salad, is it a buffalo chicken salad? It’s all 3! This is my favorite way to make pasta salad. Instead of making just a boring old gluten free pasta salad, I like to add a lot of goodies.
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