Menu Plan July 12 – Salads!

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menu-swap-009I missed last week’s menu plan because of summertime travels. I’m glad to be back to it this week, and the family has been eager to help by giving me their requests. The hot weather has us all thinking of eating cool salads. So, I decided to host the Gluten Free Menu Swap this week with a theme of salads. Here are some of our favorites that didn’t make it into our menu this week:


Potato Salad for a Crowd

Diane's Spicy Slaw

Not My Mom's Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Heather's Favorite Egg Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Celiac Family’s menu this week:

Monday – Grilled Chicken
My son’s request for the week is grilled chicken breasts. I’ll serve them with a Red Potato and Green Bean Salad.

Tuesday – Cheeseburgers
My daughter’s usual request is cheeseburgers without the bun and French fries. I’ll make Broccoli Winter Slaw to serve with it.

Wednesday – Seven Layer Salad
My husband requested a Seven Layer Salad, which I usually make with diced ham, shredded cheese, peas, chopped lettuce, spinach, chopped celery, and a creamy dill dressing.

Thursday – Indian Chicken
My husband also requested an Indian dish. So, I’ll try a Jalfrezi Curry cooking sauce my husband found. I usually prefer to cook with the curry pastes over the sauces, but the sauces make dinner very quick and easy. I’ll serve it over jasmine rice.

Friday – Leftovers
Cleaning out the refrigerator to make room for a birthday cake I’ll be making.

Saturday – Pizza
We’ll make a cheese and pepperoni pizza using the cheese bread recipe for the crust. I’ll have the kids help me make a Berry Fruit Salad to serve with it.

Sunday – Baby Back Ribs
We’ll be making Alton Brown’s recipe for Baby Back Ribs and serving with Nancy’s Tropical Black Bean Salad.

Here’s what some other gluten-free friends are planning this week:

Is it the timing or the salad theme? Not sure. But we’ve got some great gluten-free menus linked up this week!

  • Welcome Susan from I Love Nectarines! She has a corn and asparagus salad on her menu this week, as well as some granola bars that look good. The Sichuan-style egglplant and gujerati green beans sound good, too!
  • Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness says she’s been big into salads this summer, too. She has plenty of fresh goodies from her garden and the organic produce she picks up at Wegmans to make them. This week she’ll be making Quinoa Broccoli Salad and a Mache salad with tomatoes, avocado and pine nuts.
  • Lisa at Extraordinary Life is also joining us this week. She’s serving salad with lasagna this week, and making a slaw to serve with BBQ Chicken Thighs. I see that she is also a fan of Alton Brown’s recipes. She is making his recipes for BBQ Chicken, Pork Loin and Beef Tacos.
  • You’ll find lots of salad ideas at Beyond Rice and Tofu this week. Renee has Italian Rice Salad and Mediterranean Salad on her menu this week. She also gives links to some others that sound great: Quinoa and Black Bean Salad, Wild Rice Tabouli, and Taco Salad. Renee is hosting the GF Menu Swap next week with cucumbers as the theme ingredient. So be sure to follow us to Beyond Rice and Tofu next week and link up or just read up for more great gluten-free meal ideas.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups. For this week, email the link of your gluten-free menu to me at celiacfamily[at]gmail[dot]com.

Categories : Menu Plan, Salads



Your menu sounds delicious and perfect for summer! That spicy slaw looks fabulous – I’ve been wanting to make that, and the pupusas, for a while now.

I have a salad-heavy menu plan this week as well: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/its-a-salad-party-on-a-vegan-gluten-free-menu-plan-monday/

Thanks so much for hosting, and have a great week of cooking!


love all of the salad pictures…makes them so much more tempting! I’m going to have to come back later to read them in more detail. Thanks so much for hosting!

Here’s my menu plan


[…] week’s theme is SALAD over at The Gluten Free Menu Swap. And our lovely host is Heather at Celiac Family. Thanks for hosting, Heather! Salads are great this time of year because you don’t have to […]

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