Outdoor dining can be a challenge on a gluten-free diet because many of the foods associated with picnics are typically gluten oriented. Gluten-free foods generally do not keep as long and can suffer quality if made too far in advance of your outing. The trick to great gluten-free picnics is to choose the right foods that will keep and travel well.
Here are a few ideas:
- Gluten-free corn chips with Bean & Cheese Dip: Dip should be warm
- Robert’s Snack Foods: Many flavors and varieties, most are gluten-free
- Ener-G Foods Pretzels
- Barbara’s Natural Potato Chips: Arguably the best gf potato chip on the market!
- Fresh vegetables
- Fresh fruit
Breads and baked goods:
- Chili & Fresh Cornbread Muffins: Bake the morning of your picnic
- Strawberry Bread: Bake the morning of or the night before
- Carrot Spiced Muffins: Bake the night before
- Cherry Tomato and Fresh Corn Salad
- Tropical Fruit Salad
- Chicken Pasta Salad w/Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives
- Fresh Corn & Black Bean Salad
- Summer Coleslaw
- Pasta Salad w/Corn & Chipotle Dressing
- Grilled Half Chicken with Abodo Recado
- Grilled Brats with Onion Marmalade: Marmalade can be made the day before
- Barbecued Pork Ribs with Blackberry BBQ Sauce: Make the day before and rewarm
- Chicken Burgers with Pesto: These are great if you can grill on your picnic
- Fried Chicken
- Blueberry Sour Cream Pie: Make the day before
- Lime Cheesecake Pie: Make the day before
- Decadent Brownies: Make the day before
- Cookies Make the day before
- Lemon Squares: Make the day before
We hope these ideas have enticed your taste buds and have you looking forward to your first summer picnic.
Have a great summer!