65+ Tasty Picnic Recipes to Enjoy All Summer Long

These outdoor-friendly recipes are easy to pack up and delicious to devour.

picnic recipes
Ikaroo Staff

Embrace the warm weather and take your meal outside for a family picnic. These delicious dishes are easy to make, convenient to pack, and will taste even better in the great outdoors. From refreshing salads and wraps to dessert bars, you'll want to make these picnic recipes all summer long.

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Charred Corn Salad
David Tsay
Charred Corn Salad

Step 1: Grill corn. Step 2: Add queso. Step 3: Eat, eat, eat!

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4th of july drinks lemonade
David Tsay
Old-Fashioned Lemonade

This sweet and tangy lemonade may have old in the name but it's about to become your new go-to.

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4th july recipes hot dogs
David Tsay
Grilled Hotdogs with Fixin's

If you can't pick from the topping options, then you might as well try all three: horseradish, pickles and onions, and spicy chile.

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creamy potato salad
David Tsay
Creamy Potato Salad

If you don't love eggs in your salad, no worries! Just leave 'em out and you'll still enjoy this delish recipe.

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picnic recipes greens
Brian Woodcock
Spring Greens Caesar Salad with Pickled Shallot

Give everyone's favorite salad an upgrade with pickled shallots and homemade croutons.

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picnic recipes bars
Brian Woodcock
Peanutty Cap'n Crunch Candy Bars

Here's a picnic dessert the kiddos are sure to love.

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Tools you'll need: serving tray with handles ($36,

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picnic-recipes-radish-salad
Brian Woodcock
Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad

A side salad so tasty—and so packed with feta cheese—that you won't think about all the healthy greens you're getting in.

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Tools you'll need: salad server set ($10, )

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Brian Woodcock
Chicken Finger Sub with Cabbage Slaw

Amp up your summer sandwiches with fried chicken fingers and zesty cabbage slaw.

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Tools you'll need: pre-seasoned skillet ($15, )

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cracker jack and pretzel treats
Brian Woodcock
Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats

Sweet and salty come together in one ooey gooey treat.

Recipe: Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats

Tools you'll need: enameled cast iron Dutch oven ($45, )

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Courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling
Tomato, Cucumber, and Feta Salad

This salad recipe is perfect for a hot summer day thanks to a healthy mix of fresh flavors.

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Tools you'll need: bamboo salad bowl set ($30, )

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Courtesy of Tornadough Alli
Italian Pinwheels

These ready-to-go pinwheels are the ultimate picnic snack. Use to slice those veggies!

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Tools you'll need: food chopper ($15, )

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Courtesy of Baker By Nature
Antipasto Skewers

Skewers make great picnic food. Just make and take!

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Tools you'll need: bamboo roasting sticks ($20, )

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Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
5-Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

In less than 10 minutes, you'll have a sweet and spicy salsa to share with friends.

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Tools you'll need: salad bowls (from $9, )

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picnic recipes potato salad pickles
Brian Woodcock
Tangy Potato Salad

Pickles enhance the flavor of this classic picnic side dish. You'll wonder how you ever made potato salad without them!

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Tools you'll need: porcelain bowl set ($15 for 6-pack, )

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Brian Woodcock
Fresh Black-Eyed Peas Salad

Baby spinach, black-eyed peas, and red bell pepper make this light and tasty dish a perfect side to sandwiches.

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blackberry almond cake
Tara Donne
Blackberry Almond Buckle

Topped with a nutty streusel and served with crème fraîche, you'll want second helpings of this berry cake.

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Brian Woodcock
Dill Pickle Potato Salad

A classic potato salad recipe that's never too mayo-heavy.

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bbq side dishes tomato cucumber salad
Tara Donne
Cucumber Tomato Salad

This colorful side salad will keep you cool as a cucumber on the picnic blanket.

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Brian Woodcock
Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

A picnic isn't complete without a fluffy lemon meringue pie—that's practically a rule.

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Courtesy of Sugar Apron
Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups

It's like eating buffalo wings, but less messy.

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Brian Woodcock
Orange-Olive Romaine Salad

They may seem like conflicting flavors, but sweet oranges and tangy olives actually enhance each other.

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Brian Woodcock
Cheese Ball Trio

Why serve one cheese ball when you can serve three?

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Brian Woodcock
Boozy Fruit Salad

Nope, that bottle of rosé isn't enough. Try soaking your go-to fruit salad in Grand Marnier for a little somethin' extra.

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Brian Woodcock
Sweet Pea and Avocado Soup

Chilled soup—creamy avocado helps smooth out the texture—will help everyone cool down after a heated game of croquet.

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Brian Woodcock
Pimiento Salad Club Sandwiches

These picnic-perfect sandwiches take almost no time to prep!

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Brian Woodcock
Fudgy Stout Brownies

Booze for dessert has never looked better, thanks to these fudgy beauties.

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Brian Woodcock
Dill Scallion Dip

You'll be dunking potato chips in this dill, scallion, and sour cream number all afternoon long.

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Brian Woodcock
Broccolini Pasta Salad

Upgrade your pasta salad with little broccoli florets.

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Mary Britton Senseney
Apricot-Prosciutto Focaccia

No utensils please! Finger foods mean that picnic blanket-seated guests won't have to fidget with flatware.

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Mary Britton Senseney
Sweet Pea Green Goddess Dip

Amp up a crudité platter with this crowd-pleasing dip.

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