Making memories with 12 Summer Picnic Recipes you’ll want to try for your next alfresco meal.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and salads galore,
Swinging on tree limbs until you are sore,
Bicycles, pickles, french fries and pie,
A nap on a blanket for the young and less spry.
Swim in the river, rowboat on the lake,
Fireworks at sundown, if you’re still awake.
Mosquitos in full flight send us astray,
Back home to bed at the end of the day.
— Patricia McAdams
Summer picnics forever live in the memory of the young and the old. Nothing quite connects us to a season of fun quite like a picnic. We’ve compiled some recipes for your summer of picnics.
12 Summer Picnic Recipes
Classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken
“Finish in the oven to guarantee perfectly cooked chicken and a golden crust.”
“This spiced up watermelon makes everyone’s favorite summer treat even better.”
5-Bean Summer Salad
“This colorful salad will provide a hearty, varied option for any summer party.”
Chile-Lime Corn Wheels
“Serve these zesty corn-on-the-cob rounds to tide over hungry guests.”
“These miniature tarts make the perfect savory snack to enjoy on your porch.”
Avocado Ham Sandwich
“Let the mild, nutty flavor of avocados stand in for Swiss cheese in a classic ham sandwich.”
Corn and Chickpea Salad
“Grilled corn is a summertime favorite. Here it’s added to fresh vegetables and topped with a citrus-herb dressing for a delicious, light salad.”
Strawberry Hand Pies
“These are the best pies for a picnic,” says Patti Davis of New York City. “No fork required!”
“Floral-scented herbs, such as lavender and lemon verbena, add subtle depth to fruit ades and iced tea.”
Classic Coleslaw with Buttermilk
“A classic coleslaw is a must at any big summer party or occasion, and this easy version dressed with buttermilk is just the ticket.”
Ginger Iced Tea
“Tall glasses of sweet ginger tea are topped off with sparkling moscato.”
Quick Fix Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies
Every picnic needs a little chocolate. And these are easy and delicious!