If you love outdoor entertaining, you need to add these recipes for perfect picnic foods to your Pinterest boards asap!
I have always loved outdoor entertaining and dining alfresco. But now that I'm back in my hometown in Southern California, we can picnic almost any time of the year. And I've been picnicing a lot with my little boys since they have different pick up times from school. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, my oldest little boy gets out of school 30 minutes before my middle son. And on Tuesday and Fridays, it's the reverse. Since there are lots of beautiful, grassy areas around the campus, I like to pack a picnic so we can enjoy some tasty snacks while we wait for the second pickup.
Of course, there are plenty of other times to enjoy a picnic. I love to pack a picnic for zoo trips, or to go to the beach. In any case, I want to make and pack delicious recipes, so I've rounded up over 20 perfect picnic foods for you to pack up too.
A picnic classic with a flavor twist! These dill deviled eggs are quick, easy, and delicious!
Photo Credit: happykitchen.rocks
These take-along watermelon skewers with feta and mint pesto dressing are a quick and easy appetizer or snack for your next outdoor gathering, BBQ or picnic! Enjoy these delicious and healthy watermelon skewers on a hot summer day!
Traditional Mediterranean flavors such as marinated artichoke hearts, olives and feta cheese make this a refreshing salad to enjoy on a hot day.
Photo Credit: www.countryhillcottage.com
Patafla, a delicious Mediterranean picnic recipe, is made with a French loaf, and stuffed with a colourful summer veggie filling.
Photo Credit: www.theseasonedmom.com
This old fashioned Three Bean Salad recipe is an easy side dish that you can stir together in about 10 minutes — no cooking required! Pack it for picnics, bring it to a potluck, or offer it alongside a burger at your next cookout. This versatile salad is always a crowd-pleaser!
Photo Credit: www.cookingwithcarlee.com
Make fresh summer produce sing in this super simple, make ahead friendly side dish. This salad is a great way to enjoy the abundance of cucumbers, corn and tomatoes coming out of the garden right now. The fact that it is so easy to assemble just makes it even better!
Traditional holiday flavors can be enjoyed anytime of the year in this yummy turkey cranberry sandwich.
A simple and elegant appetizer that is perfect for picnics or anytime you want a sweet and savory bite.
Photo Credit: cadryskitchen.com
Tortilla pinwheels with buffalo hummus are a fun finger food option for potlucks, parties, and lunches. Loaded with fresh vegetables, they have plenty of flavor & crunch.
Photo Credit: veggiedesserts.com
This roasted vegetable sandwich is delicious, and the quick pea pesto gives it an extra awesome taste. It’s perfect for a picnic or lunch. Easy, vegan and vegetarian. Make it in the oven or on the grill.
Photo Credit: wholenewmom.com
Do you love pizza–and hummus? Then you are sure to love this Super Creamy Pizza Hummus. It's not just the melding of two uber popular comfort foods, but it's sesame-free and dairy-free, making it great for almost anyone on a special diet too!
This is a yummy pasta salad packed with lots of south of the border flavor.
Photo Credit: midwestfoodieblog.com
These veggie spring rolls are fresh, flavorful and fully loaded! They’ll take just 20 minute to throw together and will stay fresh in the fridge all week. Don’t even get me started on this creamy, dreamy tangy peanut sauce – you’ll want to put it on everything!
With only 4 simple ingredients this salad can be made in no time!
Photo Credit: www.thefreshcooky.com
This scrumptious all-natural Asian Chicken Salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks! You make it ahead and it stands up to the heat!
With roasted beets and butternut squash along with cooked black rice, this delicious salad can be enjoyed as an entree or as a side dish at your picnic.
Eat the rainbow in this colorful fruit salad that is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Sweet and savory come together in this turkey and apple sandwich with cheddar cheese.
Photo Credit: neighborfoodblog.com
These Turkey Avocado Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo elevate the classic turkey sandwich with a hint of smoky heat. These are perfect for packed lunches and summer picnics!
Like summer on a plate with sweet strawberries and blueberries on top of a bed of fresh salad greens.
The perfect excuse to go to the farmer's market! Heirloom tomatoes are the star in this side salad with just a touch of balsamic vinegar and feta cheese.
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That's it for these perfect picnic foods. Until next time!
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Hi, I’m Jordan – a work at home mom with 3 super fun little boys and a rising country star hubby. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!