Summer is the time for soirees. But countless dietary restrictions have made creating a people-pleasing menu a tricky task. That’s why we teamed up with FreshDirect to make navigating these culinary land mines as easy as organic gluten-free vegan pie. Check out some of our favorite appetizer and entrée recipes, below. The best part? All of the ingredients can be delivered right to your door!
For the Gluten-Free Foodie
This set stays away from grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. The gluten-free way has become prominent enough that you can now find appropriate substitutes without much difficulty. We recommend starting off these guests with this sweet-and-salty Melon Avocado Dip with Prosciutto and Gluten-Free Crackers. Then wow them with some Cornmeal Crusted Soft-Shell Crab. Try serving it over fresh veggies and pesto, yum!
For Your Vegan Friend
Avoiding foods containing all animal products, including meats, dairy, and eggs seems tough, but this mouthwatering Creamy Avocado Hummus is the perfect summer starter that makes accommodating vegan needs virtually effortless. For dinner, try serving individual Southwestern Quinoa Salads. To step-up your presentation, put them in adorable mason jars. This recipe can also be a great gluten-free option.
For the Clean Eater
Give your health-conscious visitors, who try to stick to a “cleaner” diet of lean meats and healthy fats, something to fawn over. This Mango Avocado Salad is as tasty as it is wholesome. Then wow them with savory Scallops and Snap Peas, full of flavorful vegetables and fresh seafood. FreshDirect offers organic versions of all these ingredients.
For Your Paleo Pal
Those who follow the paleo diet stick to ancestral foods such as fruits, veggies, nuts, and lean meats, but avoid dairy, processed sugars, grains, legumes, and starches. This sweet-and-spicy Mexican Fruit Cup hors d’oeuvre is a great summer starter for paleo guests and cavemen alike! Even better: It’s gluten-free and vegan, too! Complete the meal with this delicious Salmon and Fiddlehead Fern recipe, using a paleo butter substitute—we recommend swapping in coconut oil to add a subtle tropical flavor.
For the O.G. Omnivores
Believe it or not, there are still folks out there with unrestricted palates! Start them off with a delectable Caprese Salad. This is a classic summer dish for a reason—it’s easy to make and absolutely delicious. For the finale, shake up your usually grilling flavors with a delicious Pepsi-Marinated New York Strip Steak. Throw in some grilled pineapple for added summer flavor!