Popular Summer Picnics Recipes

Nothing says summer like a picnic, and with our recipes you'll be eating outside in style. Including classic potato salads, creative sandwiches, and bake-and-carry casseroles, our recipes make every picnic perfect.

Skillet White Beans

Baked beans are a summer staple. This streamlined recipe develops the same deep, rich flavor without heating up the oven.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Skillet White Beans

Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries & Cashews

From Better Homes and Gardens

Honey-Soaked Quinoa Salad with Cherries & Cashews

Ruby Rhubarb Lemonade

Rhubarb is good for more than just pie! The vegetables bright ruby hue brightens up this easy homemade lemonade recipe. Toss in a few blueberries for a patriotic punch.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ruby Rhubarb Lemonade

Green Beans and Petite Reds

From Better Homes and Gardens

Green Beans and Petite Reds

Fruity Chicken Salad

A sweet apple juice dressing is tossed with chicken, fruit, and nuts for this main dish salad.

From Parents

Fruity Chicken Salad

New Potato Salad

This low-carb potato salad recipe, ideal for potlucks, has just 3 grams of fat per serving. Serve it for diabetic meal plans along with burgers, chicken, and other grilled favorites.

From Diabetic Living

New Potato Salad

Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad

The addition of pea pods and raisins makes this crowd-pleasing salad extra nutritious. Chilling for at least 4 hours gives the salad enough time to soak up the low-fat orange dressing.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad

Mixed Grill Kabobs

From Family Circle

Mixed Grill Kabobs

Melon-Berry Agua Fresca

From Better Homes and Gardens

Melon-Berry Agua Fresca

Melon Cooler

For this tangy party drink recipe, use both types of melon so you can serve different colors and flavors of the drink.

From Diabetic Living

Melon Cooler

Macaroni and Tomatoes

Heat together cooked elbow macaroni, mushrooms, and stewed tomatoes, and this low-fat side dish is ready. Just sprinkle on some cheddar cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Macaroni and Tomatoes

Lemony Scampi Kabobs

Serve colorful kabobs of shrimp, red pepper, and zucchini brushed with lemon butter sauce for your next barbecue.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Scampi Kabobs

Lemon-Marinated Vegetables

Robust garlic and lemon marinade flavors the vegetables in this side dish or party appetizer recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon-Marinated Vegetables

Jicama Coleslaw

Coleslaw gets a health makeover with apple juice vinaigrette along with peaches, jicama, and cilantro in this diabetic side dish salad recipe.

From Diabetic Living

Jicama Coleslaw

Herbed Garden Couscous

Couscous, vegetables and a host of herbs combine to make this tasty side dish recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herbed Garden Couscous

Healthy Gazpacho

Serve this extra easy Spanish soup hot or chilled. It makes a low-calorie take-along lunch or snack.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Healthy Gazpacho

Grilled Onion Flatbread with Bacon and Arugula

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Grilled Onion Flatbread with Bacon and Arugula

Fried Pickles

From Family Circle

Fried Pickles

Curried Chicken Salad Wraps

This lower fat chicken salad can be served as a sandwich, in a tortilla, or for a lower carb option, in hollowed-out tomato shells.

From Diabetic Living

Curried Chicken Salad Wraps

Cucumber Radish Slaw

Seasoned with a light vinaigrette, this easy salad is a fresh-tasting partner for grilled steak or chops.

From Diabetic Living

Cucumber Radish Slaw

Corn-On-The-Cob Salad

Italian dressing seasons grilled corn, fresh tomatoes, and tender spinach in this side-dish recipe that's a natural to serve at cookouts.

From Diabetic Living

Corn-On-The-Cob Salad

Burger with the Garden

For a casual summer meal, grill summer squash and burgers side by side before slipping them into a bun with blue cheese and lettuce.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Burger with the Garden

Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

If you prefer, make this salad recipe with broccoli slaw mix instead of the coleslaw mix.

From Diabetic Living

Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

Berry Mango Slush

Berry-flavored carbonated water and fresh summer fruits give this slushy drink recipe plenty of sweetness without adding sugar.

From Diabetic Living

Berry Mango Slush

Best Barbecued Chicken

From Family Circle

Best Barbecued Chicken

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