Looking for gluten-free 4th of July recipes? I’ve got you covered, from refreshing drinks to delectable desserts and everything in between. Happy 4th of July! How will you be celebrating the 4th of July this year???

4th of July Celebration // The Spicy RD

I know what I will NOT be doing…

Hosting our usual 4th of July celebration and pool party at our house.

Nope. Not me. Not this year…

Instead, I plan to be lounging on the beach with my family, tropical cocktail in hand, soaking up a little Hawaiian sunshine 🙂

Kauai, Hawaii // The Spicy RD

But, when my Twitter friend, Dr. Lynne Kenney, family coach, asked me for a “pool party” menu for the 4th, I thought it would be fun to put together a virtual 4th of July party so we could all celebrate together!

I hope you will join the 4th of July festivities and share your own favorite gluten-free 4th of July “pool party” dishes in the comment section, so we can all celebrate together!

All recipes are naturally gluten-free, plus many vegetarian and vegan options. Oh, and most of them are not only delicious but pretty healthy as well!

Gluten-Free 4th of July Recipes

Gluten Free 4th of July Drinks

Fresh, super healthy, and SO delicious! No-Added Sugar Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Serve straight up, or mixed with sparkling water. Cheers & thank you to California Strawberries for sponsoring this post!

Gluten Free 4th of July Appetizers

Creamy Triple Pepper & Kale Dip // The Spicy RD

Gluten Free 4th of July Main Courses

Grilled Polenta Veggie Stacks w/ Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes // The Spicy RD

Gluten Free 4th of July Side Dishes

Lemony Kale Pasta and Pistachio Salad // The Spicy RD

Gluten Free 4th of July Desserts

Lemonade Pie Deconstructed//The Spicy RD

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  1. great menu and cool have a fab time in Hawaii

  2. Great roundup! I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.


  3. Stephanie Grant says:

    We usually have a large mixture of kids and adults and we adults love jello-shooter so I always make those and I make some “jello-shooters” for the kids with out the alcohol and I add little pieces of fruit in the kids jello and they love it!

  4. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    A little trip to Hawaii sounds perfect, I hope you have a great time! Thanks for including my tart in your roundup!

  5. Lakia Sharek says:

    Chocolate chip chessecake stuffed strawberries Sounds delicious! Think I may have some new recipes to try out for the Fourth of July. Also I like to make a healthy treat for my son by slices bananas and freezing them for 1-2 hours then blending them up to make a healthy Icecream substitute!

  6. The 4th of July is such a great eating holiday-love your menu! Hawaii sounds very good -enjoy 😉

  7. Wendy @Kidlutions says:

    Did someone say kale? Ohhhhhhhhhh….the dip looks divine and I KNOW my kids will LOVE it! What a gorgeous blog! I’m your new biggest fan. So glad Dr. Lynne introduced me to you!

    Wendy =)

  8. Love this menu, ooh la la. We are featuring one of your recent recipes in our July 4th newsletter but I’m not telling which one…

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Lauren for sharing my recipe in you newsletter recipe round-up! Happy 4th to you and your family!!

  9. fun menu and have fun in Hawaii 🙂

  10. Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian says:

    This all look so amazing! I need to make those griled veggie polenta stacks. 🙂
    I hope you and your family have an amazing time. My parents usually host a bbq but since it’s in the middle of the week, they aren’t sure.

  11. Cathy B*****y says:

    also wanted to add, can’t wait to try your Lemony Kale Pasta and Pistachio Salad!

  12. Cathy B*****y says:

    My fave summer picnic, pool, or beach treat is frozen cut up fruit! It is so awesome and both children and adults love it. What often surprises everyone is the frozen grapes… especially if you have been able to get hold of some rare but wonderful champagne small grapes.. they are out of this world frozen! For the beach, just bring large containers, and then clear cups to serve in. For picnic and pool you can serve in scooped out watermelon or canteloupes, or wonderful hostess bowls. We also love to bring hummus and gluten free chips or rice thins with us to these events. For the same events we have plenty of cut up veggies as well with everyone’s fave dip/sauce. And don’t forget the hydrating coconut water!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks for all your great suggestions Cathy! My kids are huge fans of frozen grapes too-thanks for the reminder that I need to pop some in the freezer! Happy 4th of July 🙂

  13. Jessica D. says:

    My favorite is usually a big platter of veggies with green goddess dip, but I’m deifintely trying your polenta stacks!

  14. I love making a big pitcher of sweet tea and margaritas!


  15. You’ve done it again. Drooling over the food photos and gotta win these dishes. I don’t know which recipe to try first 😀

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Kim!! I hope you and your family have a fabulous 4th!! 🙂

  16. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

    Favorite Pool party treat is vegetables with dip, any kind of dip!!

  17. I love portobello mushrooms slathered in Sweet Baby Ray’s gluten free Honey BBQ sauce. Add a few scallions and a hint of garlic. While everyone else is munching on cow and bird and you’re wondering if it’s breaded or has any soy, I’m in heaven. Non gluten free people tell me they love my mushrooms. They would look extra good on that lovely red Pottery Barn serving bowl!

    As it’s going to be a church function, I’m hoping for lots and lots and lots of home churned ice cream also.

  18. Margaritas and guacamole!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    I want to come to this party EA! Thanks for including my cocktail and I’m with you on the Ginger Beer too…never knew of it until a couple of years ago and now it’s a favorite.

  20. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    Love being included in your pool party menu! It all looks delish.

  21. I love watermelon at pool parties! 🙂

  22. She beat me to it, but I agree with Heather… Sangria! Or any type of refreshing fruity cocktail, as long as there is alcohol in it somewhere! And all food should be on a stick, because who wants to juggle a plate and utensils while trying to hold a cocktail? Grilled meat or chicken or shrimp, on a stick. Fruit or grilled veggies, on a stick. Frozen treats, on a stick. That way everyone has a free hand to hold a drink! 🙂

  23. Sangria, heavy on the fruit!