Father’s Day BBQ & Picnic Ideas

Are you thinking about what you will do for Father’s Day next weekend? How about a picnic in a park, your backyard or by a lake? What about a hotdog roast or a BBQ? Whatever you choose, I’m sure he will love it … as he is spending time with the one’s he loves. If you need the picnic to be gluten free, here is a few ideas …

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If you choose a hotdog roast or a BBQ, here is a nice salad to go along with it. It travels well and can be made ahead.

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

Gluten, Dairy, Egg Free
Course Salad


  • 1 Pepper Cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Cherry Tomatoes Cut in 1/2
  • 1 Cucumber Cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 Purple Onion Cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup Whole Pitted Olives
  • 1/2 cup Feta


  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes


  • Place all of the prepared vegetables into a large bowl. Do not add feta at this point.
  • Mix the dressing in a small bowl and then pour over vegetables and stir well.
  • Cover bowl and place in the fridge. This salad can be made earlier in the day.
    Greek Salad
  • Add feta just before serving. OR our family leaves on the side and each person can add if they like it or can tolerate feta. Leaving it on the side also allows the salad to last longer in the fridge.


This recipe is so easy to make.  You can make it ahead and it transport well for a picnic, camping or a potluck.  
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Pick up gluten free buns from a local bakery or make my dairy, egg, gluten free baguette. You can find the recipe and video demo in two of my bundles.

How about a simple Apple Crumble for dessert? It is not hard to make and I know my Dad and Husband both love. If you are rushed for time and don’t have time to peel and cut apples … throw some frozen fruit in the pie plate instead and it will taste fabulous!

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Gluten, Dairy, Egg Free
Course Dessert


  • 8-10 Apples
  • 1/2 cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Oats
  • 1/2 cup Pecans coursely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter or Substitue for Dairy Free if preferred


  • Place peeled, cored and sliced apples into a pie plate. Fill sliced apples to the top of the plate. Depending on the size of your pie plate and the apples, you wil need approxiamtely 8 to 10 apples.
    apple crumble
  • Measure all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir well.
  • Take cold butter from the fridge and cut it into small pieces on top of the dry ingredients.
  • With your hands rub the butter into the dry ingredients with a rubbing motion until the larger cubes of butter have disappeared and the flour mixture is now crumbly.
  • Take the crumbled mixture and sprinkle it on top of the apples.
    Apple Crumble
  • Bake in a 350 F degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • You will know the crumble is done when the apples are soft and the top of the crumble is golden.
  • Serve warm. Enjoy!


Some celiacs can not tolerate any oats … if that is you … then just use rice flour instead of oat flour and quinoa flakes instead of oats.
If you are a celiac, oats are contaminated with gluten.  Therefore you need to ensure to have certified gluten free oats.  You can find them in your local grocery store or health food store.  If you have trouble finding, you can also order online
Oat Flour

Rice flour
Save your hands!  If peeling and coring apples hurts your hands, like me … try out this handy contraption that makes it easy on your hands and quicker.  
apple peeler
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If you don’t feel like baking and just want to bring a treat along on your adventure, you can pick up some gluten free cookies and make your life easy! Here are a couple that are a hit.

GF Oreo

Hope a couple of these ideas help you plan a special time with your dad next weekend.


Published by Gluten Free KOB

I am a celiac and a mom of a celiac teen. Sharing recipes & tips to help you enjoy baking excellent gluten free baked goods in your home.

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