Summer Picnic Food Ideas & Recipes

Pack Your Picnic Basket Full of these Picnic Foods!

Picnic Food Recipes

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Enjoy these summer picnic food recipes to help you prepare for the perfect picnic! 

Picnics are a great way to enjoy both the outdoors and delicious food. From refreshing drinks to finger food to reimagined potato salad, we’ve got you covered.

Click on the links below for the recipes!

Refreshing Drinks

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade, by Amallia Eka, Shutterstock
Photo by Amallia Eka/Shutterstock

Mint Chiller

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Picnic Dishes

Fresh Melons, Figs, and Prosciutto

Sesame-Ginger Wings

Pulled Pork

Citrus-Dressed Summer Veggies

Louisiana Fried Chicken

Picnic Salads and Sides

Fruit Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad

Fruit Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Confetti Rice Salad

Curried Tuna Salad in Pita Pockets

Curried tuna salad sandwich, by Catherine Boeckmann.
Photo by Catherine Boeckmann

Green Beans Vinaigrette

Cold Apple Bisque

Summer Couscous and Shrimp Salad (or, substitute chicken)

Three Bean Salad

Main-Dish Picnic Biscuits

Seven-Layer Salad

Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potatoes, by Paul Rich Studio, Shutterstock
Photo by Paul Rich Studio/Shutterstock

Cold Macaroni Salad

New-England Style Coleslaw

Pickled Daikon 

Italian-Style Pasta Salad

Picnic Desserts

Brown Sugar Cookies

Ranger Cookies

Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies, by Pixabay
Photo by Pixabay

Maple Cookies

Strawberry Delight Cake

Fresh Apple Crumble Bars

Best Brownies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Elderberry Pie

Date Bars

If you plan to grill, check out our great Grilling Recipes and Tips.

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