Lunch or dinner is a time to enjoy family time, from fresh greens and peas to artichokes and asparagus, which makes for a light and colorful dishes. Also, to keep the meal accessible to all diets, be sure to offer some gluten-free options when planning your holiday menu. Prepare your notes!
Creamy Gluten-Free Scalloped Potatoes
This version uses sweet rice flour instead of the standard wheat flour, which has a higher starch content than regular rice flour and is perfect when used as a thickening agent. You can include ham in these cheesy and creamy potatoes if you need something more substantial.
Easy Skillet Green Beans and Bacon
Bring your green beans up a notch with a bit of bacon in this quick and simple recipe that is worthy of an Easter meal. Cooked green beans are added to a skillet with bacon drippings, butter, and crispy bacon and tossed until well combined. The result is the perfect balance of butter, salt, and smoke, without any ingredients that contain gluten.
Roasted Spring Vegetables With Garlic and Thyme
For a simply delicious side dish, toss a mix of vegetables in olive oil and roast them with garlic and fresh thyme. Since there are no ingredients with gluten, this dish is safe for all to enjoy. Baby potatoes, carrots, and parsnips are tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted until nicely browned and beginning to crisp up. Then add garlic and thyme and cook for a few more minutes to infuse the flavors.
Kale and Cabbage Slaw With Mustard Vinaigrette
This light and crunchy salad-style slaw will keep your meal from being too heavy. The fresh kale and cabbage in a light dijon vinaigrette is a nice accompaniment to rich dishes. Shredded kale and cabbage, along with toasted walnuts, are tossed with a mixture of Dijon mustard, garlic, white balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.
Spring Vegetable Risotto With Asparagus and Peas
This side dish, studded with asparagus, green onions, and English peas is especially delicious with lamb or chicken. Arborio rice becomes nice and creamy with a little bite after being slow-cooked in hot broth, and the Parmesan cheese adds a little extra bit of nuttiness and velvety texture.
Quick Oven-Roasted Baby Potatoes
There’s no need to peel your potatoes since the small varieties have a thin skin that crisps in the oven. Simmering the potatoes until just beginning to soften sets the stage for a tender but crispy potato after roasting in the oven with a little oil, salt, and pepper. A sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley is the perfect finishing touch.
Now, which one will be your side dish for today’s dinner? Any of these 6 easy gluten-free side dishes will round out your mealtime perfectly, whether you’re pairing with lamb, ham, or going vegetarian. Make a healthy combination for every time you eat!