Are you ready to turn your outdoor picnics into memorable feasts? We've got you covered with 33 simple and delicious picnic recipes that will take your al fresco dining to a whole new level. Whether you're planning a romantic date or a family outing, these recipes will ensure your picnics are packed with flavor and fun.
Red Pesto Pasta Salad with Veggies
Done in under 30 minutes with just 15 minutes of active prepping & cooking this red pesto pasta is packed with veggies & flavor. Easy to make with homemade or store bought pesto - and just as delicious served cold as it is hot.
This delicious 6-ingredient summer tortellini salad is super easy and ready to enjoy in 20 minutes! A great option for potlucks, backyard BBQs, or as a light summer meal.
Air Fryer Chicken Legs
Experience the perfect blend of crispy skin and tender meat with this foolproof Air Fryer Chicken Legs recipe. Using the magic of air frying technology, these chicken legs turn out golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside.
Get the recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Legs
Antipasti Pasta Salad
This recipe for Antipasto Pasta Salad is the perfect addition to any meal. If you’re looking for something simple and Italian-inspired for your next potluck, BBQ or cookout, then this delectable salad is perfect for you! Great for a crowd and thrown together in less than 30 minutes, this easy pasta salad recipe is a definite keeper and made with flavorful salami, pepperoni, grape tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese for a pasta salad that is both filling and tasty.
Bacon Steak Wraps with Blue Cheese Dressing
Bacon steak wraps, made with chuck steak and a homemade blue cheese dressing, are hearty, rich and delicious. If you’re wondering what to put in a steak wrap, I recommend bacon, blue cheese crumbles and fried onions! If you’re going to make something this tasty, you might as well go ahead and add in all your favourites! As always, you can simply leave out any ingredients you aren’t so keen on. You will love this delicious and easy to make lunch recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
When the weather gets warm, pasta salads are a healthy lunch or dinner choice. Buffalo chicken pasta salad is a tasty option. Plus it’s great for sharing at picnics, potlucks, and more!
Get the recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad.
Make the halloumi wraps that everyone loves - kids and foodies included! - and be the star of your next picnic or road trip. With halloumi cheese, red pesto (store-bought is fine), avocado and walnuts these wraps are packed with flavor, done in 20 minutes and super easy to make. Get the recipe from always use butter.
Creamy French Potato Salad
Try the best easy, homemade Vegan Potato Salad! Without mayo, eggs or any dairy products it's made creamy the traditional French way with a Dijon mustard dressing - which makes it naturally vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Get the recipe: Creamy Vegan Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard [no mayo!]
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad
This chicken pesto pasta salad recipe is perfect for summer. This healthy, simple salad that is quick to prepare and perfect for a BBQ! Get the recipe from Nutmeg & Vinegar.
Roasted Sweet Potato & Feta Cheese Salad
If you're craving a healthy salad, this sweet potato version is just what you need. Make the day before and serve cold at your picnic. Get the recipe from always use butter.
Strawberry Balsamic Tofu Pasta Salad
As the warm weather settles in, there's nothing better than this Strawberry Balsamic Vegan Tofu Pasta Salad with vibrant, juicy strawberries, marinated balsamic tofu, fresh spinach & basil, and creamy feta cheese. Enjoy this as a side dish for a picnic, BBQ, or weeknight main dinner! Get the recipe.
Grilled Lemon Chicken
Make the best Lemon Chicken Marinade in just a few minutes with simple, healthy, ingredients. It's great for grilling, pan frying and oven baking and perfect to make ahead and bring along cold for picnics. Get the recipe from always use butter.
Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad
Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad is a light and refreshing salad, made with orzo pasta, grape tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil. This easy orzo pasta salad is so quick to make, perfect to take to a picnic or get-together.
Get the recipe: Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad.
Tuna Pasta Salad
Tuna pasta salad is packed with veggies and fresh flavors. This tuna noodle salad calls for no mayo, which makes it a great, low calorie dish perfect for sharing. Get the recipe.
Caprese Salad with Spinach & Cashews
A quick and easy caprese version that's filling enough for dinner. Get the recipe from always use butter.
Caprese Pasta Salad
Caprese Pasta Salad is an easy and delicious summer salad full of fresh ingredients! A tangy balsamic dressing ties the fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and tender pasta together for the perfect side dish to any potluck or BBQ. Get the recipe.
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad
One of my favorite easy meals is this super simple chicken pesto pasta salad! It's light, fresh, and comes together in less than 20 minutes! With creamy pesto and mascarpone cheese, grilled chicken, spinach, and tomatoes it's the perfect summer lunch!
Get the recipe: Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad.
Spicy Southwest Salad
Chicken is marinated in honey, fresh lime juice, and seasonings, then grilled to perfection is already delicious. Placed on atop a bed of lettuce, avocado, fresh vegetables, and smothered in homemade spicy ranch dressing, this is a salad you just cant't beat! Get the recipe.
BLT Pasta Salad
This BLT Pasta Salad features freshly grilled bacon and an extremely simple mayo-based dressing. It’s a great dish to serve at a potluck, cookouts, barbecues, block parties, and any other social gathering.
Get the recipe: BLT Pasta Salad.
BBQ Pasta Salad
A pasta salad for BBQ lovers! Elbow noodles, corn, tomatoes, scallions, chewy BBQ tofu crumbles and a creamy dressing. A fun twist on pasta salad!
Get the recipe: BBQ Pasta Salad.
Greek Chicken Souvlaki
Chicken Souvlaki is a classic Greek dish that often needs little introduction! Made from fresh chicken marinated in a simple blend of oil and spices, souvlaki – or σουβλάκι in Greek – is then placed on skewers and grilled to perfection. Delicious served cold the next day! Get the recipe from Recipes from Europe.
Avocado Pasta Salad
This avocado pasta salad recipe is healthy, easy to make, and it’s a perfect side dish for summer parties.
Get the recipe: Avocado Pasta Salad.
Roasted Garlic Blue Cheese Pasta Salad
A simple creamy blue cheese pasta salad recipe made with fresh produce tossed in a double umami creamy roasted garlic miso blue cheese dressing. If you're not a fan of blue cheese, it can easily be omitted from the dressing and still have the umami flavors from the miso!
Get the recipe: Roasted Garlic Blue Cheese Pasta Salad.
White Bean Panzanella
This Tuscan Bread Salad is a hot weather saviour! In this Italian-style recipe, ripe juicy tomatoes are combined with white beans, toasted bread and tossed in an aromatic tomato and white bean dressing. Get the recipe.
Tuscan Pasta Salad
Tuscan Pasta Salad is a quick and easy summer pasta salad. The addition of veggies, beans, and optional cheese makes a tasty pasta dish or side.
Get the recipe: Tuscan Pasta Salad.
Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad
Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad! Sweet and savory pasta salad for all your summer potluck needds. Vegetarian as is, and easily made vegan.
Get the recipe: Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad.
Southwest Salad with Honey Chipotle Chicken
This Southwest Salad is loaded with black beans, corn, avocado and smoky, spicy honey chipotle chicken, drizzled in a tangy cilantro lime dressing. A hearty main dish salad that fresh, full of bold flavor and easy to make! Get the recipe.
Orzo Pesto Salad
This orzo pesto salad recipe is packed with veggies, fresh mozzarella, and tossed in homemade nut-free basil pesto. Serve it for dinner, lunch, or as a side for a summer cookout! Get the recipe.
Roasted Beet Pasta Salad
A simple yet unique spin on classic pasta salad. The hands-on time is minimal and it’s the perfect thing to bring to a potluck. Everyone likes pasta, right?
Get the recipe: Roasted Beet Pasta Salad.
Black Lentil Salad with Feta
This Mediterranean Black Lentil Salad with Feta is bursting with flavor! Easy to make, a great source of protein, and meal prep friendly for dinners or lunches. Features healthy lentils, creamy feta, crisp veggies, and a simple vinaigrette. (Gluten Free, Vegan option) Get the recipe.
Tex Mex Chicken Pasta Salad
This Tex Mex chicken pasta salad is so delicious. If you aren’t sure what you fancy for dinner – Tex Mex, chicken, something with pasta, or a salad – try this! It’s a southwest pasta salad with chicken offering the best of all worlds. This is a flavourful dinner salad just bursting with colour and flavour! This is the perfect salad for a summer BBQ and I hope you have plenty of those this season. Add this favourite summer salad recipe to the menu and you won’t be disappointed.
Get the recipe: Tex Mex Chicken Pasta Salad.
Vegetable Pasta Salad
This delicious vegetable pasta salad recipe is perfect for a vegan/vegetarian pasta dinner, or as a side dish to a main course right off the grill.
Get the recipe: Vegetable Pasta Salad.
This Watermelon Panzanella salad is the perfect easy, fresh summer salad recipe! It uses just a handful of fresh, easy to access ingredients for an incredibly impressive dish. Highly customizable to any taste or dietary needs by making a few simple swaps detailed in this post. Get the recipe.
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