12 Classic Summertime Picnic Recipes
There is a reason why classic picnic foods are such a staple during the summer — they're easy to make, portable, and taste great, too. Try one of these tried-and-true recipes for your next outdoor picnic.
Corn on the Cob
This easy-to-eat veggie is a summertime favorite. Add herb and garlic butter for even more melt-in-your-mouth flavor.
Potato Salad with Prosciutto
Amp up your classic potato salad with salty prosciutto and caraway. It'll get gobbled up in no time.
After trying this recipe, you will never buy store-bought coleslaw again.
Pear and Grape Fruit Salad
Try adding cool cucumber to your fruit salad. You'll be surprised how refreshing it is!
Pasta and Tuna Niçoise Salad
Whip up a batch of this summery salad the next time you're dining alfresco.
Penne and Vegetable Salad
Any vegetable can be used in this easy-to-make pasta salad, so use up whatever you have on hand.
No picnic is complete without a sandwich, preferably one with bacon and thick slices of hearty bread. This recipe fits the bill.
Fruit 'n' Nut Tuna Sandwiches
Jicama, walnuts, and pear transform this tuna sandwich into a special lunchtime treat.
Lima Beans with Fresh Tomato and Lime
Beat the summer heat with this refreshing (and healthy) salad full of good-for-you vegetables and tart lime juice.
This simple recipe takes advantage of sweet, in-season berries. Serve them up with a big 'ol dollop of whipped cream for a light and delicious dessert.
Chewy brownies chock-full of white chocolate chips and walnuts are the perfect way to end any picnic meal.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These all-time favorite cookies make a sweet finish to your outdoor meal.