The 4th of July seems to traditionally be one of the most popular holidays for picnics. Whether it’s a family gathering during the day, or a picnic and fireworks at dusk, “4th of July” and “picnic” have been inseparable over the years.
If someone in your party has celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s important to stay aware of that fact, especially when choosing and preparing foods. It can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. A gluten-free picnic can be fun to prepare and even more delicious to indulge in. Below are some great gluten-free recipe ideas for your 4th of July picnic!
Guacamole is always a hit at parties and picnics! This recipe is super easy to make and is a great addition to burgers, tacos, and other sandwiches, and if you just like it on chips, that’s great, too!
Typically an appetizer of sorts, this dish looks complicated, but it isn’t–it takes less than 10 minutes to make! Serve it with gluten-free bread or crackers, and you have a delicious hit on your hands that everyone will love!
3.) Lettuce Wraps:
Sometimes referred to as “greenwiches,” lettuce wraps are the ultimate picnic food, especially for those who aren’t able to have bread. Just choose your sandwich filling (it’s always a great idea to have a few different choice for your guests), and wrap it up in fresh, green lettuce. It’s that easy–and delicious!
While it’s never a party without chips and salsa, some guests may prefer a different kind of salsa. That’s where this offering comes in! Delicious, light, and refreshing, your body will thank you for the added avocado boost!
Simple to make and easy to eat, these cute little cucumber cups pack a delicious punch and can be eaten as an appetizer or as a meal. The strong flavor of the soba noodles mixes perfectly with the coolness of the cucumbers.
Kebabs are always a hit at picnics, and these will be no different! Flavorful baby red potatoes are tossed with rosemary, olive oil, and seasoning. Skewered on rosemary sprigs or wooden skewers, and toss them on the grill. It’s that simple!
While these might take a little longer to make, the time spent is totally worth it! Hearty, delicious, and satisfying, everyone will love the mix of flavors from quinoa, vegetables, and seasonings. Give regular burgers the boot and try these this summer!
Grilled chicken is a staple during the summer months, and if you’re looking for a slightly different way to deliver it, this is the perfect recipe! Quick and easy, your guests will love this simple chicken breast topped with a delicious mixture of grapes, feta cheese, and oranges. Top it off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for a sure hit!
What would a picnic be without desserts for your gluten-free guests? If pie is your thing, this cherry crumble will surely delight. With gluten-free crust made from scratch, fresh cherry filling, and everyone’s favorite–crumble topping!–this dessert is a refreshing taste of summer!
10.) Lemon Cheesecake Bars:
What’s better than the refreshing taste of lemon to give your summer a boost? These scrumptious lemon cheesecake bars are dairy and gluten-free! Low in sugar and packed with healthy ingredients like coconut oil, natural honey, and more, everyone will love this delicious treat!
Are you planning a picnic bash for the upcoming 4th of July? If so, let us know what you’ll be offering your guests. Trying one of these recipes? Let us know how you liked it!