Tuesday, July 1, 2014

46 Summer Picnic Recipes

Looking for recipe ideas for your next summer picnic or backyard barbecue?  Check out this round-up of summer picnic recipes on Taste As You Go!

46 Summer Picnic Recipes | Taste As You Go

Welcome to July, everyone!

I don't know what the weather is like where you live, but the temperatures (and humidity) are definitely on the rise in the Lehigh Valley. There's no question about it now -- summer is here.

With summer comes dining al fresco and the planning of picnic outings and backyard barbecues. Getting together with my family in Connecticut over the weekend reminded me how much fun it is to gather outdoors and indulge in a spread of grilled meats, side salads, and delicious, mouth-watering desserts.

We feasted on cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and ribs slathered with barbecue sauce. Then there was the potato salad, carrot slaw, and Asian noodle salad. Of course, we also had fresh fruit and thick slices of watermelon and trays of chocolate chip cookies, dessert bars, and Rice Krispies treats. All of it was amazing, and I'm so grateful to those who contributed to the meal.

I'm sure all of you have a collection of summer picnic recipes that make an appearance year after year. But if you're looking to change things up a bit or to bring something new to the party, I've enlisted the help of my fellow food bloggers and have put together a photo-heavy round-up of 46 Summer Picnic Recipes.

Curious to see what made the cut?

Summer Picnic Beverages

Strawberry Basil Lemonade | Yummy - Healthy - Easy
 
1. Strawberry Basil Lemonade from Yummy - Healthy - Easy

Summer Picnic Chips and Dips

Jalapeno Lime Hummus | Food Faith Fitness

2. Jalapeno Lime Hummus from Food Faith Fitness

Strawberry Basil Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips | The Cookie Rookie

3. Strawberry Basil Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips from The Cookie Rookie

Summer Picnic Salads (Bean)

Layered 7-Bean Salad in a Jar | The View from Great Island

4. Layered 7-Bean Salad in a Jar from The View from Great Island

Summer Picnic Salads (Fruit)

Blackberry and Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream | With Food + Love

5. Blackberry and Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream from With Food + Love

Summer Picnic Salads (Grain)

Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette | Two Healthy Kitchens

6. Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette from Two Healthy Kitchens

Mediterranean Millet Salad | The View from Great Island

7. Mediterranean Millet Salad from The View from Great Island

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8. Citrus Quinoa and Chickpea Salad from Two Healthy Kitchens

Summer Picnic Salads (Pasta)

Antipasta Pasta Salad with Kale and Radish | Farm Fresh Feasts

9. Antipasta Pasta Salad from Farm Fresh Feasts

Healthy Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Lemon Vinaigrette | Food Faith Fitness

10. Artichoke Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette from Food Faith Fitness

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad | Snappy Gourmet

11. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad from Snappy Gourmet

Cherry Hazelnut Orzo Salad | Kitchen Treaty

12. Cherry Hazelnut Orzo Salad from Kitchen Treaty

Cold Sesame Ginger Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp | The Healthy Maven

13. Cold Sesame Ginger Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp from The Healthy Maven

Creamy Greek Pasta Salad | Dessert for Two

14. Creamy Greek Pasta Salad from Dessert for Two

Easy Pesto Pasta Salad | Wine & Glue

15. Easy Pesto Pasta Salad from Wine & Glue

Greek Orzo Salad | Simply Southern Baking

16. Greek Orzo Salad from Simply Southern Baking

Greek Tortellini Salad | Two Peas & Their Pod

17. Greek Tortellini Salad from Two Peas & Their Pod

Humble Pasta Salad with Tuna | The View from Great Island

18. Humble Pasta Salad with Tuna from The View from Great Island

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad | Flavor Mosaic

19. Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad from Flavor Mosaic

Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes | Life Tastes Good

20. Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes from Life Tastes Good

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21. Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese from Life Tastes Good
22. Pepper and Broccoli Pasta Salad from Organized Island
23. Ramen Noodle Coleslaw from Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Summer Picnic Salads (Potato)

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Sausage and Ranch | Food Faith Fitness

24. Grilled Red Potato Salad with Sausage and Ranch from Food Faith Fitness

New Potato and Sweet Pea Salad | The View from Great Island

25. New Potato and Sweet Pea Salad from The View from Great Island

Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad | Food Babbles


26. Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad from Food Babbles


27. Red, White & Blue Potato Salad from The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch

Texas Barbecue Loaded Baked Potato Salad | Flavor Mosaic

28. Texas Barbecue Loaded Baked Potato Salad from Flavor Mosaic

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29. Confetti Potato Salad from Farm Fresh Feasts

Summer Picnic Salads (Vegetable)

Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad | The Kitchen is My Playground

30. Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad from The Kitchen is My Playground

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31. Cashew Coleslaw Salad from Julie's Eats & Treats
32. Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad from Tasting Page

Summer Picnic Sandwiches & Wraps

French Baguette and the Un-Massachusetts Roast Beef Sandwich | Karen's Kitchen Stories

33. French Baguette and the Un-Massachusetts Roast Beef Sandwich from Karen's Kitchen Stories

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34. Ultimate Chicken Salad Pinwheels from Diary of a Recipe Collector

Summer Picnic Sides

Easy Deviled Eggs | Yummy - Healthy - Easy

35. Easy Deviled Eggs from Yummy - Healthy - Easy

Greek Salad Skewers | Karen's Kitchen Stories

36. Greek Salad Skewers from Karen's Kitchen Stories

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37. Vidalia Onion Cornbread Muffins from Diary of a Recipe Collector

Summer Picnic Desserts

Blueberry Crumb Bars | Flavor Mosaic

38. Blueberry Crumb Bars from Flavor Mosaic

Caramel-Walnut Squares | The Kitchen is My Playground

39. Caramel-Walnut Squares from The Kitchen is My Playground

Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars | Simply Southern Baking

40. Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from Simply Southern Baking

Easy No-Bake Granola Bars | Yummy - Healthy - Easy

41. Easy No-Bake Granola Bars from Yummy - Healthy - Easy

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars | Two Peas & Their Pod

42. Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars from Two Peas & Their Pod

S'Mores Rice Krispie Treats | Creative Culinary

43. S'Mores Rice Krispie Treats from Creative Culinary

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44. Red, White and Blue Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries from Snappy Gourmet
45. Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies from Simply Southern Baking
46. School Bus Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Yummy Smells

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