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!
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
1. Strawberry Basil Lemonade from Yummy - Healthy - Easy
Summer Picnic Chips and Dips
2. Jalapeno Lime Hummus from Food Faith Fitness
3. Strawberry Basil Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips from The Cookie Rookie
Summer Picnic Salads (Bean)
4. Layered 7-Bean Salad in a Jar from The View from Great Island
Summer Picnic Salads (Fruit)
5. Blackberry and Mango Lemon Poppy Seed Fruit Salad with Earl Grey Whipped Coconut Cream from With Food + Love
Summer Picnic Salads (Grain)
6. Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette from Two Healthy Kitchens
7. Mediterranean Millet Salad from The View from Great Island
8. Citrus Quinoa and Chickpea Salad from Two Healthy Kitchens
9. Antipasta Pasta Salad from Farm Fresh Feasts
10. Artichoke Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette from Food Faith Fitness
11. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad from Snappy Gourmet
12. Cherry Hazelnut Orzo Salad from Kitchen Treaty
13. Cold Sesame Ginger Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp from The Healthy Maven
14. Creamy Greek Pasta Salad from Dessert for Two
15. Easy Pesto Pasta Salad from Wine & Glue
16. Greek Orzo Salad from Simply Southern Baking
17. Greek Tortellini Salad from Two Peas & Their Pod
18. Humble Pasta Salad with Tuna from The View from Great Island
19. Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad from Flavor Mosaic
20. Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes from Life Tastes Good
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)
24. Grilled Red Potato Salad with Sausage and Ranch from Food Faith Fitness
25. New Potato and Sweet Pea Salad from The View from Great Island
26. Rainbow Roasted Potato Salad from Food Babbles
27. Red, White & Blue Potato Salad from The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch
28. Texas Barbecue Loaded Baked Potato Salad from Flavor Mosaic
29. Confetti Potato Salad from Farm Fresh Feasts
Summer Picnic Salads (Vegetable)
30. Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad from The Kitchen is My Playground
31. Cashew Coleslaw Salad from Julie's Eats & Treats
32. Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad from Tasting Page
Summer Picnic Sandwiches & Wraps
33. French Baguette and the Un-Massachusetts Roast Beef Sandwich from Karen's Kitchen Stories
34. Ultimate Chicken Salad Pinwheels from Diary of a Recipe Collector
Summer Picnic Sides
35. Easy Deviled Eggs from Yummy - Healthy - Easy
36. Greek Salad Skewers from Karen's Kitchen Stories
37. Vidalia Onion Cornbread Muffins from Diary of a Recipe Collector
Summer Picnic Desserts
38. Blueberry Crumb Bars from Flavor Mosaic
39. Caramel-Walnut Squares from The Kitchen is My Playground
40. Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars from Simply Southern Baking
41. Easy No-Bake Granola Bars from Yummy - Healthy - Easy
42. Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars from Two Peas & Their Pod
43. S'Mores Rice Krispie Treats from Creative Culinary
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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