Gluten-Free Picnic Recipes - Karina's Faves

Easy and beautiful grilled vegetables for gluten-free pasta salad.
Easy, easy! Grilled veggies for gluten-free pasta salad.

Despite the rain and chill (here in northwest Connecticut) the summer kick-off weekend is here Darling. Let the picnics and grilling begin. June is nigh. 'Tis the season for dining alfresco. From a casual backyard family get-together to post-graduation parties, it's time to celebrate. And time for a little romance- a picnic in the park, a sunset dinner at the beach, feeding each other beneath the stars.

So air out those picnic blankets, blow the winter dust off your beach chairs and wire brush that grill. I've got some fabulous Gluten-Free Goddess® recipes for you. My best top ten eleven gluten-free dairy-free picnic recipes, in fact (and nine of them just so happen to be vegan).

May you enjoy a meaningful Memorial Day, defined by love, gratitude, and the support of family and friends.

Karina's Top Ten 11 Gluten-Free Picnic Faves

Fresh and pretty baby spinach salad with juicy strawberries in a berry dressing. (I could eat this every day- K.)

Karina's Gluten-Free Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

An Allrich family favorite- gluten-free brown rice penne pasta tossed with smoky grilled vegetables and herbs. Serve at room temperature.

Karina's Quinoa Taco Salad- vegan and gluten-free delicioso.

A vegan and veggie lover's taco salad. Packed with lovely vegan protein and spiked with fresh avocado and lime.

Karina's Lemon Infused Pasta Salad with Grilled Asparagus

Karina's personal favorite. A lemony, light and fresh pasta salad with bites of grilled asparagus and fragrant fresh herbs. (I could also eat this every day- K.)

So easy Heirloom Potato Salad with Vegenaise®

The Casa Allrich so easy you can hardly call it cooking new potato salad. With flavor-rich baby heirloom potatoes, you barely have to do anything. Seriously. Can't do Vegenaise? Try Karina's soy-free egg-free Champagne Vinegar Potato Salad Dressing.

Karina's Horseradish Spiked Red Potato Salad

An old school favorite potato salad recipe- without eggs. Just mega-flavor. And the spicy punch of horseradish. Heaven.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble-Crisp

Summer crisps and crumbles are the best. Simple, easy, no fuss desserts. This one (Karina's fave) features strawberries and rhubarb. The surprise is quinoa flakes. Gluten-free and vegan yum.

Karina's gluten-free and vegan strawberry rhubarb crumble crisp recipe.
Gluten-Free Goddess® Blueberry Corn Muffins

Gluten-free corn muffins bursting with fresh blueberries. Bake them early in the day before the kitchen gets hot.

Karina's Gluten-Free Vegan Raspberry Almond Coconut Bars

Gluten-Free Goddess® has a dedicated sous chef. This is his favorite Gluten-Free Goddess® dessert. He bakes it- far too often. It's the reason Karina no longer fits in her summer jeans.

Gluten-Free Goddess® Dark Chocolate Brownies. Divine.

Hands down, this is Karina's numero uno best loved, most often baked, most often shared Gluten-Free Goddess® dessert recipe. The best gluten-free brownies. Evah. Reason number two Karina no longer fits into her jeans.

Gluten-Free Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes
Portable- perfect for a picnic- fudgy brownie cupcakes.

And sure to be a new contender for a favorite gluten-free picnic dessert- these Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes.


Philippa said...

These recipes all look delicious and are perfect for the summer! Best of luck with the move Karina. I'm moving as well in under 2 weeks, so I know how stressful it can be.

Anonymous said...

I will definitely attest to your gluten free brownies being the best ever...holy. Moly. That pan of brownies was gone in less than a day (and there's only two of us at home right now). My husband couldn't believe they were gluten free.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

What a glorious menu for a holiday weekend! May your move go smoothly, and may you find comfort and joy in your new home.

Kelly Scott said...

oh! these dishes looks so yummy! I'm going to make the strawberry/rhubarb crisp immediately. said...

the strawberry crumble looks amazing!! good luck with your move!! exciting! thanks for the great recipes!

Saoili said...

I am confused. You said at the top of the post that these recipes were vegan. But the brownies have egg in them. I was briefly optimistic that my three year old, who has a severe egg allergy, might have been able to taste brownies at last :(

granolamommie said...

@Saoili- you can replace eggs with 1 tbs flax and 2 tbs water- per egg. It works perfectly

Anonymous said...

Dear Karina,

You ARE the gluten-free goddess! Every one of your recipes that I've tried has not only worked, but been fabulous! My freezer is full of your goodies...Multi-grain sandwich bread, pineapple coconut muffins, orange soda bread, strawberry muffins, quinoa chocolate chip cookies and olive bread. I use your brownie recipe in a springform pan as a decadent chocolate cake for company.

I've also found your recipes to be tolerant to my fiddling...I use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, honey instead of sugar etc. and everything has been delicious.

Thank you for all your hard work and your fabulous recipes!

Inkling said...

I just wanted to come here and thank you for your GF focaccia bread recipe (the one with tomatoes and garlic). I made it with GF pasta tonight for my husband. He LOVED it. And our preschooler who is mortally afraid of trying anything GF asked for seconds and thirds after being told he had to take one bite.

You, Karina, make GF cooking/baking fun, delicious, and approachable for newbies like me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this blog and all the recipes and tips you provide. You have been my guide in this relatively new GF journey, and you are the main reason I have not given up (the other reason being the lovely grocer who stocks a multitude of GF bulk flours and corn/quinoa pasta). You are a blessing to my family!

Lynne L. said...

Thank you for taking the time to share these wonderful recipes and, as usual, witty words of wisdom! I do enjoy each and every email/post. Wishing you the best of luck with your move...please take time to "de-stress".

Val @ Tips on Healthy Living said...

The two potato salads look fantastic! What would the summer be without potato salad?? I'm going to try the horseradish one stat -- caraway seeds? Yes please!

Anonymous said...

thank you for all your recipes and the help you gave to kalyn for the printer friendly guides.

Megan said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I did! My boyfriend recently found out he has Celiac disease and we've been eatin gluten free for about 8 months now. I'm excited to look through your recipes to find some yummy, gluten-free foods to try!

Anonymous said...

I have question- not related to the above post is it possible to replace xanthan gum with guar gum?

Lisa @ Gluten Free Dairy Free Recipes said...

Wow, these are amazing-looking dishes! Summer is my favorite season for cooking (along with fall, winter and spring :) ).

Can't wait to try some of these out- the strawberry rhubarb crumble looks like it could be a new favorite at my house.

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