40 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes


Spend quality time outdoors with good food and good people with these 40 easy summer picnic recipes. From salads to sides to mains to desserts, we’ve got all your picnic needs covered.

Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield

Picnic Salads

Quinoa Edamame Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette via Jennifer Hunt Nutrition

Blueberry Pecan Chicken Salad via Kiss in the Kitchen

Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad via Sinful Nutrition

Ultra Creamy Lightened Up Macaroni Salad via Hungry Hobby

Creamy Broccoli Salad via The Foodie Dietitian

Creamy broccoli salad in a wooden bowl on a picnic table with a yellow striped napkin and fork

Freekeh and Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing via Kathy Siegel RDN

Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pepitas via Erica Julson

Citrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes via Amy Gorin Nutrition

Balsamic Chicken Salad with Cherries via Holley Grainger

Cannellini Bean Salad with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes via Food Pleasure & Health

Fresh Peach Salsa with Grilled Chicken via Krolls Korner

Large gray bowl with peach salsa topped with sliced chicken breast on gray slate background, peach sliced in half, small plated portion on white plate

“Confetti” Carrot + Pea Salad via Whitney E. RD

Wild Rice and Kale Salad via Liz’s Healthy Table

Easy 6 Ingredient Tomato Salad via The Foodie Dietitian

Sweet Heat Watermelon Salad via Holley Grainger

Summer Crudite Salad via Fork in the Road

Caprese Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto via The Foodie Dietitian

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Picnic Mains

Curried Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps via Erica Julson

Chickpea Hummus Salad Sandwiches via Rachael Hartley Nutrition

Muffuletta Style Summer Sandwich via Create Kids Club

Roasted Summer Vegetable Panzanella via The Nutrition Adventure

Large wooden bowl and two smaller bowls filled with roasted summer vegetable panzanella, on white marble table

Grilled Cauliflower Hummus Sandwich via The Foodie Dietitian

Picnic Sides

Roasted Strawberry Guacamole via Dishing Out Health

Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh via Byte Sized Nutrition

Bruschetta with Pesto Flatbread Chips via The Nutritionist Reviews

No-Mayo Coleslaw via The Foodie Dietitian

Creamy no-mayo coleslaw in gray speckled bowl on white background

Parmesan Zucchini Chips via Nutrition Starring You

Healthy Deviled Eggs via Fantastic Food

Roasted Carrot & Ranch Hummus via Make Healthy Easy

Easy Cheese Platter Ideas via Make Healthy Easy

Citrus Asian Coleslaw via Jennifer Hunt Nutrition

Picnic Desserts

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies via Stacey Mattinson

Strawberry Lemon Curd Trifle via Create Kids Club

Red, White, & Blue Angel Food Cake Skewers via Stacey Mattinson

Picnic Drinks 

Healthy Lemonade with Berries and Lavender via One Hungry Bunny

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