Mmmm, potato salad! One of my favorite side dishes in the summer is my mom’s potato salad – the typical egg-based potato salad with lots of crunchy vegetables – which we make several times during the summer.
For this one, we did things a little different. As a celiac, I’ve been known to overdo certain recipes to the point I just can’t bring myself to eat it anymore – you know, you find something tasty and safe and just keep making and eating the same stuff for days. So, instead of overdoing my mom’s recipe, this salad came about.
Meat or no meat, this salad is simple and delicious. In our home, I tend to favor meat in my cooking, while my husband prefers more vegetables. Many times, we are cooking side by side, but cooking separate meals that really don’t get shared. So, I try my best to create yummy stuff so we can share a meal on occasion. We enjoyed this so much, it will be a regular on our meal plan. You know that Taco Seasoning recipe recently posted? That’ll come in handy here. Continue Reading
It’s summer salad season! This slaw uses Greek yogurt in place of mayo. Not only great as a side dish, but also a great addition to a hamburger or use it in the Gluten Free Fresh & Special Taco recipe. If you’ve never tried jicama, you may want to give it a try! It’s also called a Mexican potato and is available in many produce sections of grocery stores. It adds a cool, moist crunch to salads and has a very mild flavor that blends well with herbs, spices and vinegar.
…or a crunchy snack! This recipe offers the option of Ranch or Italian flavor. As many of us know, gluten free bread is expensive and tends to dry out pretty fast. If you have some dry, stale gluten free bread on the verge of being thrown away, consider spending about 20 minutes making these croutons which also double as a quick snack too. Yummy! Continue Reading
Yummy…bacon, onion, pepper, garlic and mushrooms all together in one place with a little blue cheese and thyme to finish it off nicely. In some warm bacon dressings, bacon fat is a main ingredient, and if that’s your thing, then you could probably substitute the bacon fat for the olive oil. Blue cheese is optional, depending on your tolerance (and ability to find one that’s GF). Feta is a good alternative, but even with omitting the cheese it is also very tasty! Continue Reading
This dry Ranch Mix is not only simple to make, but when prepared as a salad dressing, tastes way better tasting than just about any store bought product. Plus, you don’t get any of those yucky additives and preservatives. It also adds deliciousness to a many other things gluten free – just click the Ranch tag to the right! Note: Choose your herb and spice brands carefully if you are at all concerned with cross contamination. (Special appearance by my carrot-loving photobomber!). Continue Reading
A tasty departure from your average, everyday salad! Tomato vinegar compliments the flavors nicely, although balsamic vinegar can be substituted. Don’t have shallots? Substitute chopped garlic and onions. If you cannot find a GF-labeled blue cheese, feta cheese is a viable alternative. I serve this at room temperature, just after it’s assembled. If you prefer, you can chill it, but consume within an hour or so of making it.