30 Best Picnic Recipes
Easy, gourmet picnic recipes from chicken drumsticks to perfect potato salads. Happy Summer! (31 Photos)
Chicken Waldorf Sandwich
A traditional salad spiced up with cranberry sauce adds an unexpected sweet taste.
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Fresh Corn & Basil Muffins
These scrumptious muffins are great on their own or served with a schmear of soft goat cheese. They're super quick top make, and make the most of summer fresh corn! (These would also be great in the fall alongside a bowl of chili.)
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Coronation Chicken Rolls
These rolls are synonymous with British summer picnics and garden parties.
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Grilled Chicken Fingers with Manchurian Sauce
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Confetti Crab Salad
Tender chunks of king crab dotted with colourful peppers and bright green peas in a chili-lime mayo dressing - wow!
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Open-Faced Roast Beef and Pesto Sandwich
Turning on the oven loses its appeal during the dog days of summer. So, consider making this simple roast beef sando dressed up with a garlicky pesto, slices of juicy tomato and a pile of peppery arugula.
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Penne with Prosciutto and Sugar Snap Peas
This gorgeous dish smacks of authentic Italian flavours yet tastes incredibly light.
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Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad
An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer.
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Grilled Zucchini Dip with Flatbreads and Crackers
This appetizer is like a zucchini pesto. It's also great spread on bread and topped with cheese or grilled steak.
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Crispy Coconut Chicken Drumsticks
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears
There's no easier appetizer than these bright green asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto robes with a grated Parmesan coating.
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Curried Chicken Salad with Mango
Sweet mango and crisp, tart apple balance out the spice in this creamy, cooling concoction; add a little mango chutney if your mangoes aren't quite ripe enough. It makes a great sandwich filling on thick slices of multigrain bread.
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Sundried Tomato and Bean Dip
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Watermelon, Mint and Basil Salad
Ideal for hot summer days, sweet, juicy watermelon goes perfectly with salty Cotija cheese and the strong herbaceous flavors of mint and basil. A citrus vinaigrette puts the finishing touch on this fruity salad.
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Tuna and Potato Salad with Tarragon
The classic French nicoise salad gets an American picnic twist thanks to tarragon, Dijon mustard and good-quality tuna.
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Low-Fat Tuscan Salad Toss
This delicious salad packs a one-two punch: It's full of fresh summer veggies, but still satisfies your lunch-hour carb craving.
Get the recipe for the Low-Fat Tuscan Salad Toss!
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Melon and Nectarines with Parma Ham
For fancy appetizers or a sweet and salty side, pair ripe honeydew and nectarines with Parma prosciutto on a toothpick or skewer.
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Potato Salad with Feta, Dill and Cucumber
Though yogurt, cucumbers, dill and feta are common to Greek-style dishes, they transform white potatoes into a summer side you've probably not seen.
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Melissa d'Arabian's Magic Fruit-and-Veggie Cupcakes
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Tomato, Red Onion, and Mozzarella Salad
How better to celebrate ripe plum and cherry tomatoes than with a tomato, mozzerella and basil salad that has sharpness thanks to onions and arugula?
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Warm Curried Potato Salad
A colourful mixture of potatoes and a tasty curry vinaigrette set this spud salad apart from its pale and creamy cousin. But one thing remains the same: It's perfect for making ahead of time.
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Apple Pie Bars
These bars are a great choice to bring to a school bake sale or class party. They offer more nutrition than a typical cookie or brownie. The combination of flavors -- warm Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, and oats -- will make everyone’s mouth water. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.
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Peach and Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze
In the summer time it's wonderful to mix in fresh stone fruit into oatmeal cookies. Peach and apricot are my two favorite for this recipe.
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The perfect blueberry muffin recipe comes together with just 8 ingredients, and is a light and healthy treat for breakfast, lunch or snack time.
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This colorful dish can be made with any melon, cut with a melon baller for a formal event or into cubes for a casual snack.
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German Apple Cake
This moist apple cake is made special with a delicious crumbly streusel topping.
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A delicious twist on Strawberry Lemonade. Lemonade is a summer classic. This recipe offers a refreshing twist!
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The warm weather crowd pleaser, Sangria is both delicious and easy. Perfect by the pitcherful for summertime entertaining. Summer’s fruit adds a burst of sweetness and perfect to balance the wine's drier side.
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No-Bake Strawberry Pie
This is summer personified. And it’s perfect for those days when your house already feels like an oven.
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