56 Sizzling Summer Grill Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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Summer is here, so crank open your grills and get ready to feast on these sumptuous summer grill recipes!  

How many barbecues have you had to sit on the sidelines due to dietary restrictions?  Well, no more! This article features 56 of the best dairy-free and gluten-free grill recipes around.

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summer grill recipes

Are you tired of navigating a culinary minefield because of dietary restrictions? Well have I got the solution for you!  

I’ve been searching the grilling universe and have come up with 82 of the best gluten-free BBQ ideas I could find. From healthy chicken recipes on the grill to barbecue burger recipes you’ll find something to suit your taste buds.

And it doesn’t end there! You’ll find other meat grill ideas like steaks, brisket, ribs, and sausage. If you’re a seafood lover these seafood recipes on the grill will literally blow you away. 

Do you like your veggies grilled? We got you covered with grill recipes for vegetables that even little kids will enjoy.

This incredible collection of mouthwatering summer grill recipes will ignite your taste buds and leave you craving for more.  If you really want to take your barbecue game up a few notches, top with some gluten-free salsa!

Are you ready? Let’s dig in!

56 Delicious Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Summer Grill Recipes

While every effort has been made to curate and categorize these BBQ grill recipes, a little diligence is advised with each recipe.  Check out my Gluten-Free Life Hacks post for tips to avoid getting glutened.

Sumptuous BBQ Chicken on the Grill

If you’re anything like my family, you probably eat your fair share of chicken. Jazz up your meal with one of these healthy chicken recipes on the grill.

Dairy-free and Gluten-free grilled chicken recipes

Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
All you need is 15 minutes & 6 ingredients to make the best Grilled Chicken Thighs. This quick summer grill recipe for juicy seasoned boneless skinless chicken thighs is delicious in salads, wraps and sandwiches.

Simple Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is an easy-to-make meal that’s packed with flavor. Sizzling gluten-free and dairy-free chicken skewers are grilled to perfection and served with a rich, creamy peanut sauce that will have you coming back for seconds!

Chimichurri Chicken (grilled, baked or fried). The best dairy-free and gluten-free Chimichurri Chicken dish featuring a homemade Argentinian-inspired sauce that will leave your taste buds in awe.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs (With Fajita Marinade)
This delicious grilled chicken kabobs recipe is marinated with fajita seasoning then mixed with fresh vegetables on skewers for a delicious dinner. Grill these delicious kabobs on the grill or bake in the oven for a delicious dinner.

Asian Grilled Chicken Tenders
Asian Grilled Chicken Tenders are flavorful and cook fast so they are perfect for serving as a weeknight dinner. Serve these grilled chicken strips with rice and stir-fried veggies or on a salad to make it a complete, family-friendly meal.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
These grilled BBQ chicken drumsticks are out of this world! They’re easy to make and jam packed with bbq flavor, plus super juicy and perfectly sticky. Make them on a busy weeknight or for your next backyard bbq or cookout.

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken
You’ll want this spicy and zesty summer grill recipe asap! Grilled Chili Lime Chicken that’s a delicious healthy entree for your next BBQ or cookout! It’s gluten-free, paleo, and allergy-free; perfect for pleasing the crowd and awakening the taste buds!

Grilled Ras El Hanout Chicken
With an essential Moroccan spice blend, Grilled Ras El Hanout Chicken will become a new favorite healthy summer grill recipe. Gluten-free, paleo, and Whole 30 approved, entice the senses of smell and taste with this exotic dish.

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
With a simple and flavorful homemade seasoning rub, these grilled chicken drumsticks come together so easily and quickly without any gluten or dairy. With crispy, golden skin and fall-off-the-bone meat, these drumsticks will be the star of the show.

Chicken Yakitori Recipe
Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Japan with this gluten-free and dairy-free chicken yakitori recipe. Skewered succulent chicken glazed with a mouthwatering blend of gluten-free soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, ensuring a delightful dish suitable for all dietary preferences.

Grilled Chicken Shawarma Skewers
Grilled chicken shawarma skewers are marinated with a bold Mediterranean spice mixture, garlic and bright lemon juice and grilled until perfectly charred.

Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs
These Grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs are the easiest! They’re also delicious, high in protein, low carb and Whole30 friendly.

Gluten-free grilled chicken recipes

The Best Herbs De Provence Grilled Chicken
This is the best gluten-free herbs de provence grilled chicken. Chicken breasts are marinated in lemon juice, herb de provence, olive oil, dijon mustard, and garlic. Once marinated they’re grilled to perfection.

Bruschetta Chicken
Enjoy this gluten-free Grilled Bruschetta Chicken with tender chicken breast, melted mozzarella cheese, ripe tomatoes, and fragrant basil, all complemented by a luscious sweet balsamic glaze.

Chicken Kebabs
Try these gluten-free chicken kebabs, perfect for grilling. Delightfully healthy and effortlessly prepared, these kebabs can be tailored to your taste, allowing you to discover an irresistible combination of flavors that will leave your family craving for more. Get ready to savor every bite of these delights!

Rotisserie Chicken
There’s nothing better than rotisserie chicken on the barbecue in the summer; it cooks up juicy and flavourful in no time with a gluten free spice blend. Once you prep it, it practically cooks itself!

Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken
This lemony Greek yogurt marinated chicken recipe is naturally gluten free and goes with everything! The marinade comes together in minutes & can be used on chicken thighs or chicken breasts.  

Coriander Garlic Grilled Chicken + Green Goddess Sauce
The lemony tang of coriander with savory garlic, compliments the smoky taste of grilled chicken perfectly. Add a green goddess sauce full of herbs, tahini, coconut and lime to brighten this gluten-free and paleo entree even further, enticing the taste buds. 

Grilled Chicken Caprese With Pesto This tasty grilled chicken caprese with pesto is the best summer grilling recipe you didn’t know you needed! Marinated and grilled to perfection, the chicken is topped with zesty pesto, fresh tomato, and melty mozzarella cheese.

Grilled Chicken With Cilantro Crema
This grilled chicken with cilantro crema is a perfect summer meal. With juicy marinated and grilled chicken breast, and a creamy, tangy cilantro crema, it’s a delicious and flavorful pairing that’s amazing for weeknights or summer cookouts!

Dairy-free grilled chicken recipes

Healthy Grilled Sriracha Chicken Wrap
This dairy free sriracha chicken wrap is stuffed with grilled sriracha chicken that’s marinated overnight in an addicting sauce. It’s spicy, healthy, and so good. Make this wrap for lunch, dinner, or even meal prep it.  

Honey Garlic Chicken Potato Foil Packets (Campfire Chicken)
Tender and delicious honey garlic chicken potato foil packets is a hearty and delicious recipe. This dish is great for grilling or cooking over a campfire, but is also really tasty baked in the oven too.

Irresistible Meat Recipes for the Grill

Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Argentinian Beef Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce
These savory kabobs made with fresh parsley, basil, thyme and oregano are Paleo, Whole30 and low carb/keto friendly!

Grilled Meat Skewer with Basil Marinade
This gluten and dairy free Grilled Meat Skewer with Basil Marinade takes advantage of the best summer produce and the perfect weather to cook outdoors. Zucchini and basil are always abundant in the summer and this recipe puts them to good use. The basil marinade combined with the zucchini, mushrooms, beef and onions tastes amazing slightly charred from the grill.

Grilled Steak Kabobs With Veggies
Only three ingredients are needed for the BEST grilled steak kabobs! Quick, simple, and super easy to throw together at the last minute!

Texas style smoked brisket
Texas style smoked brisket is juicy, tender, and full of flavor. It’s cooked low and slow in a wood pellet grill with simple ingredients. Dairy free & gluten free!

Grilled cornish hens
Grilled cornish hens are elegant showstoppers and so easy to make with a simple marinade. This 30-minute recipe is for both casual and fancy dinners!

Turkish Shish Kebab
Delicious Turkish Shish Kebab is full of flavor. This recipe has a simple marinade which creates tender, juicy and tasty grilled lamb.

Flanken Ribs
Flanken ribs are grilled to perfection in under 10 minutes, while an Asian-inspired marinade provides a wonderful balance of mouth-watering sweet and salty flavor!

Gluten Free

Grilled Tri-tip
Seasoned & sensational Grilled Tri-Tip is a summer dish you will crave all season. This recipe includes the top tips for ensuring juicy slices with a caramelized crust that is irresistible.

Easy Grilled Pineapple Meatball Skewers
These easy gluten-free Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Meatball Skewers go from grill to table in less than 20 minutes! The perfect family meal.

Grilled Sirloin Steak
Learn how to make the ultimate grilled sirloin steak in less than 15 minutes. This exceptional recipe guarantees a steak that is incredibly juicy and tender on the inside, making it the ideal choice for a quick dinner that everyone loves.

Black Pepper Burgers
These delicious burgers use high-quality essential oils to kick up the flavors to a whole new level.

Hobo Dinner Foil Packets (Bacon Cheeseburger & Potato)
Hobo Foil packet dinners have a whole burger covered in cheese and bacon on top of thinly sliced vegetables. These warm and savory hobo packets are folded up in aluminum foil and are then cooked on the grill, campfire or in the oven for a hearty meal outside or in.

Paleo Turkey Burger
These grilled turkey burgers are so juicy and moist, and have a nice cilantro lime flavor. And best of all, these only take 10 minutes to prep! Perfect for summer grilling!

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Mouth Watering Seafood Recipes on the Grill

These grilled seafood recipes feature grilled shrimp or salmon combined with zesty, savory and in some cases, fruity flavors. And the great thing about grilled seafood is it cooks quickly so you’ll be eating in no time!

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Grilled Garlic Shrimp
If you’re looking for the best way to grill shrimp, this gluten and dairy free Grilled Garlic Shrimp recipe is it. It’s juicy, flavorful and oh-so-easy. It will quickly become your favorite way to cook shrimp this summer.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos
These Grilled Shrimp Tacos are topped with a delicious homemade Peach Salsa and they only take about 30 minutes to make! Enjoy this healthy and flavorful weeknight meal all summer long.

Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers
These grilled chimichurri shrimp skewers are the perfect summer protein! With fresh flavors of lemon, parsley, and a bit of spice—these skewers grill up fast in just 5 minutes. They are gluten-free, dairy-free & perfect on salad, tacos, or rice. 

Grilled Rosemary Shrimp
These savory grilled rosemary shrimp are marinated in olive oil and lemon. Naturally gluten and dairy free.

Grilled Maple Dijon Salmon
This easy Grilled Maple Dijon Salmon recipe only requires 6 Ingredients and is ready in 20 minutes or less. It is served with a homemade sticky and sweet maple dijon sauce. This will be your new go to recipe for salmon!

Grilled Marinated Salmon
This gluten-free and dairy-free marinated and grilled salmon recipe is full of amazing flavor! It is served with a fresh herb sauce on the side that is to die for.  


Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
These gluten free grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers are perfect for summer! This recipe is paired with a delicious garlic cilantro butter that can be made with regular butter, ghee, or even plant based butter!

Black Garlic & Lime Cedar Plank Salmon
Black garlic and lime add even more flavor to smoky grilled cedar plank salmon. You won’t have to wait long for this paleo and gluten-free recipe to be cooked up; it’s simple, quick, and easy!  

Grill recipes for vegetables even a kid will love

Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Tofu Skewers (Vegan Shish Tawook Sandwich)
These gluten free, dairy free tofu skewers are full of flavor and loaded with garlic and spices. You will be licking your fingers after eating these.

Grilled Lemon Garlic Potato Kabobs
Gluten-free and dairy-free Lemon Garlic Potato Kabobs, hot off the grill, are crisp on the outside, soft and tender inside. Skewered potato kabobs with shallots, grilled with lemon and garlic round out a casual dinner at any time of year.

Grilled Cabbage Steaks
These melt-in-your-mouth Grilled Cabbage Steaks are the best way to serve up the humble vegetable! Just 3 ingredients, healthy, naturally keto, vegan, gluten-free, allergy-free, and paleo! The charred & smokey flavors of this tender grilled cabbage recipe make it a perfect quick & easy side dish that’s ready in 10 minutes! Dress it up with toppings for a savory low-carb entree!

Grilled Potatoes
These easy Grilled Potatoes are gluten-free and dairy-free, and they eliminate 3 common, extra cooking steps. But you still get wonderfully tender, fluffy potatoes with lots of yummy golden-brown spots!

Grilled Vegetables In Foil
Grilled Vegetables in Foil are healthy, easy and simple to make! A delicious vegetable medley on the grill is the perfect side dish to any meal. Learn how to make these foil grill packets that are paleo, keto and whole30 friendly!

Chickpea Burger Vegan Recipe
Indulge in the flavors of a gluten-free and dairy-free grilled chickpea burger, crafted with protein-packed chickpeas, aromatic herbs, and spices. With a satisfying texture and a burst of plant-based goodness, this burger is a delicious guilt-free option for those with dietary restrictions.

Dairy-Free Mexican Street Corn
Dairy-Free Mexican Street Corn, also known as Elote, is a delicious way to enjoy grilled corn all spring and summer long! The sweet corn is grilled in the husk and topped with a creamy homemade sauce, fresh cilantro, and feta cheese.   

Grilled Tandoori Corn
This grilled tandoori corn makes for an incredibly flavorful summer grill recipe that you absolutely need to try out. It’s gluten free, dairy free and tastes divine!

Smoked Corn on the Cob
This smoked corn on the cob recipe is beginner friendly and so easy to make. It’s juicy, tender, and flavorful. The perfect side dish for any bbq!

Gluten Free 

Easy Grilled Green Beans
These Grilled Parmesan Green Beans are an easy and delicious dish for your next barbecue! Smokey and flavorful, with only 4 ingredients, anyone can make them!

Roasted Carrots and Asparagus
These gluten free roasted carrots and asparagus are incredibly delicious and easy to make. They are served with a creamy and tangy yogurt dip that elevates this recipe. This dish is fantastic to eat as a main or as a side dish for BBQ parties, friends gathering or simply with your family.

Dairy Free

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
These Grilled Portobello Mushrooms are a perfect dairy-free and vegan option for your grill this summer!

Easy Vegan Elote (Mexican Street Corn Recipe)
An easy recipe for vegan elote- fresh corn cobs, grilled with a herby Mexican lime marinade, coated in a plant-based Brazil nut cotija cheese, and slathered with tangy ancho chili mayo. A perfect way to upgrade your taco nights, or to accompany a bucket of vegan fried chicken whether you are vegan (yet) or not!