My top 5 favorite gluten-free recipes for summer parties! These recipes are great to take along with you or serve at your own party. Whenever I host a holiday I always try to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs. Since I can’t have gluten, it’s pretty easy for me to make menus to suit my needs. However, if you’ve never done it before it can be quite challenging! If you have a gluten-free guest coming I urge you to have a few options for them to enjoy.
You certainly don’t need to go out of your way to make something special, just pick two or three items that you can prepare gluten-free. Just because it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean that other people won’t enjoy it. All of these recipes I have here are naturally gluten-free and don’t require any special products.
Now, if you’re new to gluten-free eating and you’re attending a party, here are few tips. First, definitely inform the host of your food sensitivity/allergy. Most people are very accommodating and want you to have something safe to eat, but there are people that will be a little more difficult.
Regardless of the situation, always offer to bring something. By bringing something you know it’s safe and if all else fails at least you have 1 thing to eat! Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions about ingredients – it’s better to be safe than sorry. You definitely don’t want to get sick while you’re supposed to be having fun with your family and friends.
I’ve done numerous completely gluten-free holidays and no one would have known if I hadn’t told them, so it’s definitely doable to make things everyone can enjoy!
Here are my top 5 picks for the 4th of July….
I don’t think I need to say too much about this one. I mean, who doesn’t love dip? This is perfect for summer parties when you want your guests to have something to munch on throughout the day. It’s also great option to make ahead and take with you if you’re attending a party – you can pop it into a mini slow cooker so that it stays hot. If you show up with this dip in tow I can assure you that you’ll be the hit of the party!
If you’re looking for something a little different for your barbecue, then you have to try my thai chicken skewers! These are perfect because you can do all the prep in advance and then just toss them on the grill when you’re ready to eat. The less time you spend in the kitchen means more time with your guests!
This quick and easy salad is one of my all-time favorites. It goes perfectly alongside any grilled meats or even a burger. If you are attending a 4th of July get-together and you aren’t sure what to bring I definitely recommend this salad!
I made this particular salad last year for my 4th of July picnic and it was a huge hit! It’s so flavorful, but super quick and easy to make. You can prepare this up to 2 days in advance as long as you keep the dressing separate. The morning of the party just toss it with the dressing and you’re good to go!
It wouldn’t be Independence Day without a festive dessert, right? My white chocolate raspberry mousse would be perfect! Just add some blueberries to the mix and serve it in small mason jars or plastic cups for cute little individual desserts!
What are you favorite recipes to serve up for summer parties?
I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July! 🙂