20+ Delicious Gluten Free Picnic Recipes (Also Dairy Free!)

As we bid farewell to the chilly season, I’m certain that you and your loved ones are eager to venture outdoors, basking in the sunshine at the park or simply in your backyard. If that resonates with you, consider enhancing your outdoor excursion with a picnic basket in tow. That said, it might be challenging to decide on picnic foods if you or your companions adhere to a gluten-free or dairy-free diet. Nevertheless, don’t worry! I’ve curated a collection of 23 mouthwatering picnic recipes that are devoid of gluten and dairy, perfect for the warmer spring and summer months!

gluten free dairy free picnic recipes

23. A Trio of Little Pies… Perfect Gluten-Free Picnics Food Idea!

Miniature pies featuring three distinct fillings (Chicken-Pesto; Sausage; Butternut Squash & Stilton), are the quintessential companions for picnic outings. Plus, a fantastic formula for gluten-free pastry is included.

Mini pies are the embodiment of summer cuisine… How so? It’s the season for picnics, and these hand-held treats (whether gluten-free or not, and irrespective of the filling) can be enjoyed anywhere.

There’s a certain charm associated with picnics. The spontaneity of packing a basket with food, a bottle of wine, and setting off to wherever the road leads brings a sense of liberation. Whether it’s a journey on foot, by bicycle or car… The choice of your stop is up to your whims. Simply lay a cozy blanket on the tall grass and relax, indulging in your food under the sunny sky… Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

22. Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Frequently, I notice that my clients eliminate all condiments to cut back on calories. But trust me, removing all the flavors from your food will never be the sustainable path to a healthy diet or weight reduction.

No one can survive on plain boiled chicken and unseasoned steamed broccoli for long – not even professional bodybuilders. I say this with certainty, as I have friends who are highly successful bodybuilding champions.

21. Savory Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Here’s a quick recipe for delightfully seasoned rosemary-infused nuts that you can prepare and bake in under half an hour. Their taste enhances over time, making them an ideal choice for preparing holiday and Christmas food gifts in advance.

For a relaxed hosting experience, roast these nuts a day prior, arrange them on an uncomplicated cheese board, serve with some swiftly prepared white wine spritzers or sparkling mineral water, and your guests will be content and well-fed! (Suitable for a gluten-free diet with options for paleo and vegan)

20. Kale Crackers – Gluten-free Picnic Appetizer

These zesty gluten-free kale crackers, infused with the flavor of pesto, offer a delightful fusion of kale chips and seed crackers.

Crackers are a hot commodity in my household. Whether teamed with a slice of cheese, a dollop of dip, a smear of nut butter, or simply enjoyed on their own, crackers are an essential in our larder.

Given that a number of gluten-free options available in stores are often devoid of substantial nutrients and laden with starches and sugars, I prefer crafting my own homemade crackers whenever possible. Additionally, there’s an inherent satisfaction in creating your own snacks. Recently, these kale crackers have been our go-to choice.

19. Healthy Baked Carrot Chips – Crunchy Gluten Free Picnic Food

Healthful Oven-Baked Carrot Chips – Satisfy your craving for crunchy snacks without compromising your diet! These gluten-free, low-fat treats are a breeze to prepare and even easier to adore!

When I’m committed to maintaining a wholesome diet, it’s the crispy bites that lure me in. Be it pretzels, potato chips, or tortilla chips, my hand seems magnetically drawn to the bowl.

Unless I devise a strategic diversion to steer clear of the salty processed foods, I’m doomed. This is where the magic of homemade oven-baked chips comes into play…

Over time, I’ve explored numerous baked veggie chip recipes as a strategy to divert from the more carb-loaded options.

18. Layered Greek Hummus Dip

This healthy hummus dip recipe was bestowed upon me by a dear friend. She crafted it by drawing inspiration from various recipes and tweaking it to her taste.

Feel free to tailor the recipe to your preferences. I chose to leave out the red onions. As much as I adore onions, the sentiment isn’t reciprocated. Any commercial hummus will suffice, or you can whip up your own. While I have prepared my own in the past, I am particularly fond of the Sabra brand hummus. It’s readily available in numerous supermarkets, as well as Sam’s Club and Costco. I stumbled upon Gluten-Free Veggie Dippin’ Chips from the Party-Tizers brand at Costco, which pair wonderfully with the dip. Alternatively, it can also be served with pita or bagel chips.

17. Chef Salad Lettuce Wraps

Revamp a well-liked salad recipe into a convenient meal that requires no utensils. Say hello to the finger-friendly Chef’s Salad Lettuce Wraps.

It’s rare to find two- or five-year-olds who are eager to carry salad in their lunchboxes, but Chef’s Salad Lettuce Wraps are a different story. My little ones find immense joy in eating anything they can hold, so if this encourages them to consume more greens, I’m all in. And I must confess, I relished mine too. Plus, it’s so simple!

All you need to do is gather your preferred ingredients for a Chef’s Salad – the proteins, the dairy, the eggs, the veggies – and assemble them in lettuce leaves. Alternatively, you could put everything into bowls and let everyone create their own wraps.

16. Chocolate Tahini Cookies – Gluten-Free and Vegan Picnic Dessert

Tahini in a dessert?


This typically savory sesame paste, known as tahini, introduces a subtle nutty flavor to your chocolate treat, while also yielding a splendid texture.

Plus, the remarkable nutritional content provides an excellent reason to enjoy more chocolate.

Tahini, also recognized as a paste made from sesame seeds, is frequently employed in a variety of savory dishes like dressings, sauces, and dips, but its versatility extends to sweet recipes as well.

15. Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad Recipe

This healthy Waldorf salad is a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing is used instead of mayonnaise for a lighter and fresher version. See more Vegan Picnic Recipes.

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14. Easy Vegan Coleslaw with Creamy Cashew Mayo

Creamy, colorful, crunchy and packed with vitamin C, this vegan coleslaw is an ideal easy vegan salad for your next BBQ, potluck or taco night. Your taste buds will thank you while you crunch down on refreshingly delicious cabbage mixed with a luscious vegan mayo dressing.

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13. Hummus Pasta Salad – Gluten-Free, Vegan, No Mayo Side Dish

If you think hummus is just for dipping, think again!

This salad featuring pasta and hummus blends together pre-made roasted bell pepper hummus, pasta free of gluten, fresh arugula, crunchy carrots, artichoke hearts, ripe tomatoes, and olives, resulting in a delightful and easy-to-make side dish that’s perfect for the warmer spring and summer seasons.

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12. Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad

Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad ~ fast, easy, fresh and colorful! No cooking required – just chop the veggies and toss with a zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing.

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11. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (Vegan + GF)

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad ~ The perfect summery dish! It’s fresh, satisfying and takes less than 30 minutes to make too.

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10. Italian Pasta Salad – Gluten Free & Dairy Free

This gluten free and dairy free Pasta Salad tastes SO much like traditional pasta salad and is so easy to make! It’s the perfect side dish to bring to your next family gathering!

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9. Rainbow Cucumber Sushi 

This rainbow cucumber sushi is not only 100% plant-based , but can be made in under 15 minutes and perfect for a healthy, delicious low-carb lunch or snack served alongside a delicious vegan avocado dip!

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8. Trail Mix Salad – Vegan & Gluten Free 

Why not spin the popular snack into a full on meal? This Trail Mix Salad is vegan and gluten free and packed with all the things you love about trail mix (minus the chocolate chips of course).

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7. Simple and Savory Chickpea Salad

This speedy, hassle-free salad is prepared with chickpeas, crisp celery, onion, a splash of lemon juice, and basic seasonings, and it’s ready to be enjoyed in just a few moments!

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6. Smashed Chickpea Salad and Sandwich Filling

A quick and easy lunch made with simple and savory plant-based ingredients!

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5. Coronation Chicken Salad

This Coronation Chicken salad recipe, is similar to the curried chicken salad served at the coronation luncheon for Queen Elizabeth ll.

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4. Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad | THM S, Low Carb

Cool, crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, a hint of onion, all bathed in a slightly sweet, creamy, sugar-free dressing. I’ve THM’d my family’s favorite creamy cucumber tomato salad. It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meats and a potluck salad everyone will enjoy. Make it with garden-fresh cucumbers and tomatoes and you’ll be in heaven!

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3. Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (4-Ingredient)

Whip up these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies using merely four ingredients – oats, peanut butter, pureed bananas, and chocolate chips. Remarkably, they’re egg-free and gluten-free! With less than half an hour of prep and bake time, you’ll have a delicious treat in no time.

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2. Lentil Salad – Simple to Make Gluten Free Picnic Recipe

This veggie packed lentil salad is the perfect summer salad. It’s full of crunchy raw vegetables and tastes wonderfully fresh. The protein-packed lentils make it a nutritious and satisfying standalone meal. 

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1. Easy Fresh Herb Gluten Free Potato Salad

Gluten free potato salad is going to make your heart skip a beat! All of the ingredients marry together to give you the perfect loaded baked potato salad. Whether you are throwing a backyard barbecue or just want a special side for dinner, this is the potato salad to make.

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20+ Delicious Gluten Free Picnic Recipes (Also Dairy Free!)

gluten free dairy free picnic recipes

Enjoy a healthy gluten-free and dairy-free picnic with these 23 delicious recipes. Perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions. Try them now!


  • Healthy Vegan Waldorf Salad Recipe
  • Easy Vegan Coleslaw with Creamy Cashew Mayo
  • Avocado Black Bean Corn Salad
  • Simple and Savory Chickpea Salad


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