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5 Best Gluten-free Picnic Salad Recipes

Don't skip the picnic just because you're on a gluten-free diet. Sure, it's guaranteed that a lot of the potluck choices won't be for you, but you can be certain at least one is: by bringing a gluten-free salad yourself.

If you're not on a gluten-free diet for celiac disease but you're hosting a picnic or BBQ, you might consider making sure at least one of your options is friendly for those who are. Because so many of the recipes are meat-free (and some are even dairy-free), they can do double-duty as dishes for your vegetarian and vegan friends.

There are a lot of options for gluten-free picnic-style salads out there, but these recipes represent some of the very best. These salads are inventive, refreshing concoctions that everyone will be clamoring for, regardless of their personal relationships with that dastardly gluten.

Gluten-Free Horseradish Spiked Red Potato Salad Recipe

The self-proclaimed gluten-free goddess at Karina's Kitchen has whipped up a potato salad that's also soy-free, egg-free, and dairy-free. The one thing it's not is taste-free. Karina doesn't rely on bland gluten-free products as substitutes. She uses real ingredients to get real taste: olive oil, rice vinegar, fresh seasonings --and of course, a zesty horseradish kick.

Gluten-Free Thai Pasta Salad Recipe

Sometimes the recipes can be on the generic side, but that's not the case with this Asian-style pasta salad, which proves that gluten-free can be a blessing if it leads to inventive side dishes like this. With the option of using shrimp or tofu, you can make this pasta salad to please either vegetarians or your carnivorous guests.

Gluten-Free Potato/Green Bean Salad With Lemon And Basil Recipe

Susan at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen has a lot of recipes that just happen to be gluten-free in addition to being devoid of fat and animal products. This gluten-free potato salad is a winner, using the light taste of lemon juice and basil to bring out the flavors of the potatoes and fresh green beans. A good choice for garlic-lovers as well.

Gluten-Free Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Buying broccoli slaw mix at the grocery store makes this one a cinch, but it's no mediocre picnic salad recipe. Lime juice, cilantro, and a dash of cayenne pepper make this an inventive salad that won't be like anything else on the table. If someone else brings slaw, this will be the one that gets eaten first --guaranteed.

Gluten-Free Ruby Red Rice Salad With Asparagus and Goat Cheese Recipe

If you're a foodie, you'll love the way the artistic way this gluten-free salad looks and tastes. The Gluten-Free Girl at the Daily Green describes it thusly:
Cooking it with star anise, ginger, and garlic gives the rice such a punch that it almost smells meaty when it’s cooking. I could barely stand the wait until the rice cooker beeped.
If you don't have a picnic, potluck, or cookout coming up, I have a feeling you'll be planning one soon!

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