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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:07pm

Hold The Smoked Meat And Texas Toast: A Vegan, Gluten-Free BBQ

It’s no secret Georgia is one of America’s BBQ hotspots. And while people may say cities like Atlanta don’t have a distinct style of BBQ, Tripadvisor recently ranked Georgia as the number one state in the nation for BBQ. Not only that, it also named three restaurants in the state to its Top 10 BBQ list: Wiley’s Championship BBQ in Savannah, Jim’s Smokin’ Que in Blairsville, and Joe’s BBQ in Blue Ridge.

Of course, not all Georgians share the love affair. Vegans and vegetarians will count themselves out of the smoked meat goodness. And there are people who won’t help themselves to a side of macaroni and cheese or Texas toast because they’ve completely eliminated gluten from their diets.

Whether you’re throwing your own shindig or attending a Memorial Day weekend cookout with wheat-eating meat lovers, we’ve found some recipes to bring everyone together in peace.

Cilantro-Avocado Potato Salad

If you love creamy potato salad, but want to ditch the mayonnaise, add avocado and lime juice.

Falafel Burgers:

Veggie burgers are a popular non-meat alternative, but here’s another patty on a bun.

BBQ Corn on the Cobb:

This fire-grilled chili-lime corn is on the cobb uses olive-oil, which is an option for people trying to skip the butter.

Quinoa Burgers

Quinoa Burgers
Another alternative to the veggie burger .

Watermelon Salad

A lot of watermelon salads call for goat cheese, but here’s a simple dish with watermelon, mint, and lime.