I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t enjoy spending sweltering summer days standing in a hot kitchen make complicated recipes. I much prefer quick and easy, like these summer recipes below. Bonus- they’re all gluten-free, keto-friendly, and paleo-friendly!
Gluten-Free Keto-Friendly Paleo Summer Recipes
From breakfast to dinner to snack time, these easy summer recipes keep your time spent over a hot stove to a minimum yet deliver maximum yumminess!
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1. Cauliflower Risotto With Grilled Shrimp
If you’re looking for a super healthy yet easy summer dinner recipe, you have to try out my Cauliflower Risotto with Grilled Shrimp! It’s full of flavor and nutrition, yet ready in 30 minutes or less.
2. Tomato Cucumber Salad recipe
This made-in-minutes summer salad makes a great side dish for your family BBQ night or a light and refreshing lunch. It’s vegan, Whole30 and keto-friendly. Plus, it’s a breeze to customize. If you don’t like one of the ingredients, just leave it out. No harm done to the overall recipe!
Grab the recipe at Peas and Crayons
3. Parmesan Cheese Crackers
A quick and easy summer snack, these Parmesan crackers take just two ingredients to make, and both are Keto. They’re perfect for both kids & adults, and make a fantastic alternative to processed store-bought crackers.
Grab the Parmesan Cheese Crackers recipe
4. Whole30 Chipotle Chicken Skillet
This Whole30 summer dinner recipe is ready in just about 20 minutes. Follow the recipe as is for an amazing family-friendly dish, or swap out the veggies for different ones if you prefer. It’s so versatile that you can eat it every week and never get bored of it.
Grab the recipe from Whole Kitchen Sink
5. Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs
Fat bombs are quite possibly one of the best things about the Keto diet, especially when they’re as tasty as this lemon cheesecake version. Just make sure you’re using a natural sugar alternative.
Grab the recipe at Savory Tooth
6. Keto Pizza Recipe with Chicken Crust
This is such a neat alternative to gluten-loaded regular pizza. The chicken is the crust, then you load it up with your pizza toppings. While the recipe calls for canned chicken, I’d use regular chicken breast. Just grill it, shred it, then follow the rest of the directions. You can even make the pizza on the grill with a pizza stone.
Grab the recipe at Venture 1105
7. Caprese Salad Kabobs
Okay, there’s a bit of debate about whether cheese is paleo. If you want to stick to a 100% no-contest paleo diet, you’ll need to buy mozzarella made from raw milk. It does exist! If you’re just sticking to a gluten-free keto diet, though, these kabobs are a must-try on a hot day! While you can just use disposable wooden skewers (I usually do), the metal ones below are a super eco-friendly alternative.
Get the Caprese Salad Kabobs recipe here
8. Keto Steak Foil Packets Recipe
Another oven-baked recipe that’s super easy to convert to a grilled one, this keto steak foil packets recipe practically cleans up after itself. Follow the recipe (feel free to swap out the type of steak if you want), then toss the packet on the grill until it’s done.
Grab the recipe at Stylish Cravings
9. Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Kabobs
Bacon is like the ultimate keto, paleo, and gluten-free food. Who doesn’t love it, right? When wrapped around shrimp and thrown on a grill, it quickly becomes the perfect summer dinner. Try it with one of 10 delicious dipping sauces, or all on its own.
Grab this tasty bacon-wrapped shrimp recipe.
10. Make Ahead Low-Carb Chopped Salad Recipe
Want a make-ahead salad that’s filling enough to eat as a main course? This one uses eggs and chicken to add protein to a versatile veggie salad. It’s full of healthy fats that the keto diet requires. Make it as is or swap out some of the veggies for others from your garden or fridge.
Grab the recipe at Savvy Saving Couple
11. Seared Scallops With Parmesan Pea Purée
While the original recipe calls for searing the scallops in a pan, you can easily convert it to a grilled recipe. Just toss the scallops into a cast iron pan and pop it on the grill. Easy and yummy! Just grab paleo-friendly vegan parm if you want to stick to the exact rules of the diet.
12. BLT Sandwich On An Egg Bun
This one does require spending a few minutes over the stove, but again, you can do it outside on your grill with a cast-iron pan. Sandwiches are a summer staple, but bread is a no-go on the keto diet. This is such a neat alternative! Plus, it’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and only takes 5 ingredients to make.
Grab the recipe at Mama to 6 Blessings
13. Paleo Grilled Pork Chops
The secret to this hearty summer grilled recipe is the marinade, so start prepping the night before or in the morning. Then, pop it on the grill and go when dinner time rolls around. Don’t forget the sauce!
Grab the recipe The Gardening Cook
14. Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado
This healthy, protein-packed lunch recipe is paleo, keto, Whole30 friendly, and super easy to whip up in minutes. Just make sure you’re buying mercury-free dolphin-safe tuna . If you like it spicy, turn up the heat with extra hot sauce. Not a fan of hot food? Just eliminate it! Either way, it’s delicious.
Grab the recipe from Creative Green Living
15. Keto Matcha Chia Pudding
If you need a quick and easy dessert recipe that looks as good as it tastes, this one uses just four ingredients. Berries are on the Keto-approved list of fruits on in small amounts. That said, they’re an optional topper ingredient and not part of the overall recipe, so feel free to eliminate them if they don’t fit into your own personal keto diet plan.
16. Cashew Aoli Mason Jar Salad
Don’t let the somewhat long list of ingredients scare you away, this is actually a super easy recipe to make. Most of the ingredients are veggies. Since you do need the stove to saute the asparagus, make it at night when it’s cooler out. Then, pack it up in mason jars , pop it in the fridge. It’s one of the best summer recipes for a picnic.
Grab the recipe at Ginger Casa
17. Paleo Shrimp Salad
Can’t get enough shrimp? Or maybe you find that you still have a lot left over after making the other tasty shrimp recipes above? Either way, you’ll love this yummy paleo salad.
Grab the recipe at Confessions of an Overworked Mom
There you go! Enough summer recipes to keep your family fed with yummy keto, paleo and gluten-free meals all season long. Rotate them throughout the month and mix in some easy grilled recipes for a complete meal plan.
Last update on 2021-02-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API