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.

Sparkling Berry Lemonade

From Midwest Living

Sparkling Berry Lemonade

Chicken Caesar Egg Sandwich

Chicken Caesar Egg Sandwich

From Midwest Living

Chicken Caesar Egg Sandwich

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

Mushroom, eggplant, and sweet pepper burst with flavor when paired with this garlic mayonnaise spread.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream

A low-fat Greek yogurt, cilantro and lime dip is the perfect creamy complement to warm and crunchy pan-fried Corn Cakes.

From Diabetic Living

Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream

Tote-and-Slice Loaf Sandwich

Also called a hoagie or sub, these popular sandwiches can be sliced for entertaining and easily toted to a tailgate or picnic in the park.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tote-and-Slice Loaf Sandwich

SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

From Family Circle

SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

Fried Green Tomatoes with Red Pepper Aioli

From Family Circle

Fried Green Tomatoes with Red Pepper Aioli

Coconut-Strawberry Napoleons

From Family Circle

Coconut-Strawberry Napoleons

Smoked Salmon and Chive Deviled Eggs

From Family Circle

Smoked Salmon and Chive Deviled Eggs

Fried Pickles

From Family Circle

Fried Pickles

Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad

Two favorite dishes come together in this comforting pasta dish. Serve it at a potluck, a picnic, or as a family dinner any night of the week.

From Midwest Living

Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad

Luscious Lemon Bars

Sweet and tart, these moist, powdered-sugar-topped dessert bars will disappear fast.

From Midwest Living

Luscious Lemon Bars

Italian Pork Kabobs with Summer Vegetables

From National Pork Board

Italian Pork Kabobs with Summer Vegetables

strawberry mousse

This frozen strawberry dessert is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Made with only egg whites, sugar, and chopped strawberries, it's virtually fat-free.

From Family Circle

strawberry mousse

Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

This flavorful side dish pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork and makes the most of some favorite summer vegetables. Adjust the amount of jalepeņo to make the dressing more (or less) spicy.

From Fitness

Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

Warm Chicken and New Potato Salad

Try this modern take on potato salad that has lean protein and vegetables included in the mix. Serve it up as a nutritious dinner option, or bring it to a potluck with friends.

From Diabetic Living

Warm Chicken and New Potato Salad

Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contribute a rich smokiness to this quick orange-infused barbecue sauce.

From EatingWell

Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

Cucumber-Mint Raita

Tame the heat of curries with this cool sauce, or serve it on Curried Cashew Burgers.

From EatingWell

Cucumber-Mint Raita

Lentil & Bulgur Pilaf with Green & Yellow Squash

Based on a traditional Lebanese Lenten dish, this recipe makes a terrific meatless meal. Serve with warm whole-wheat flatbread or pita and a dollop of tangy plain yogurt.

From EatingWell

Lentil & Bulgur Pilaf with Green & Yellow Squash

Grilled Rosemary-Scented Chicken

Grilling chicken breasts on a bed of rosemary sprigs is an effective and easy way to infuse them with flavor. Savory black olive paste, contrasted with a sweet confit of caramelized onion, provides a sophisticated finish.

From EatingWell

Grilled Rosemary-Scented Chicken

Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Humble limas are transformed into a sensational Mediterranean spread that is vibrant with a mix of fresh herbs and spices. You can substitute frozen edamame beans for the limas in Step 1; cook according to package directions.

From EatingWell

Lima Bean Spread with Cumin & Herbs

Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise

Use this tangy mayonnaise as a sandwich spread or as a dip for a platter of grilled summer vegetables.

From EatingWell

Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise

Sugar Snap Salad

Sweet, edible-podded peas make a bright, crisp and colorful salad, which is easily varied by substituting shallots for scallions or adding asparagus to the mix.

From EatingWell

Sugar Snap Salad

Grilled Potato Packets

Cooking potatoes in a foil packet means one less pot to wash, and highlights the delicate, earthy flavor of just-dug new potatoes.

From EatingWell

Grilled Potato Packets

Flank Steak with Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

Coffee has a remarkable affinity with beef. Here, it is complemented by balsamic vinegar, garlic and crushed peppercorns.

From EatingWell

Flank Steak with Coffee-Peppercorn Marinade

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