15 Easy and Delicious Summer Picnic Recipes

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Going on a picnic is especially enjoyable when the sun is shining brightly outside. It’s a good thing summer is just around the corner! However, you should know that going on picnics requires meal-prepped food or foods that do not require that much equipment. But do not worry because I have here 15 delicious and hassle-free picnic recipes perfect for the summer!

15. Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches with Pepper-Onion Foil Packs

Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches with Pepper-Onion Foil Packs are one of our favorite tailgate party meals.

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14. Creamy Pasta Salad

Creamy pasta salad is the perfect bring-along side dish for potlucks and tailgate parties. With an herby, tangy dressing for the win!

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13. Mini Cucumber Sandwiches with Dill Cream Cheese

These mini cucumber sandwiches are made with dill cream cheese and make the best appetizer, lunch, or snack. With both cucumbers and radishes, they’re loaded with veggies for a healthy twist on classic tea sandwiches.

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12. Apricot-Cherry Slab Pie

Apricot-cherry slab pie is a portable dessert, with a buttery, flaky crust and fresh spring fruit filling. It’s perfect picnic food.

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11. Pressed Italian Sandwiches with Olive Tapenade

Need an easy no-cook meal during the warmer months? Prep these sandwiches in 20 minutes and stick them in the fridge to “press” until you’re ready to slice & eat.

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10. Picnic Sandwich With Jalapeño Cashew Cheese 

This vegan picnic sandwich is loaded with a slathering of jalapeño cashew cheese spread, red bell peppers, thinly sliced onion, and local spinach. A terrific packed lunch that’s fresh, filling, and flavorful.

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9. Salted Peanut Bars

Perfect for a picnic or gathering, these easy salted peanut bars have a delicious brown sugar crust, gooey marshmallow filling and a peanut butter and salted peanut chewy topping. These are simple to make, perfectly portable and keep well in a cooler for those summer picnics!

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8. No-Bake Caramel Oat Bites Recipe

As an avid camper and RVer, I am always looking for easy but delicious food. If I can make something and not use an oven that is a major plus since many smaller campers don’t have an oven.

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7. Chili Lime Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers

While these Chili Lime Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers make an easy weeknight meal, we’ve also made them for summertime BBQs, 4th of July parties and more!

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6. Honey Bourbon Grilled Chicken Thighs (GF)

Grilled Chicken Thighs are coated in a delicious homemade sweet and salty honey bourbon barbeque sauce, grilled to golden brown perfection, and are a finger-licking good summertime quick dinner must.

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5. Easy Southern Grape Salad

This family favorite Southern Grape Salad requires only 10 minutes of prep and a few ingredients to whip up! It is creamy, crunchy and a great side dish that doubles as dessert for Potlucks, BBQ, meal trains and summer evenings.

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4. How To Make A Fruit Tray Platter (V, GF, P)

Learn how to make a fruit tray that is bursting with gorgeous color and delicious flavor! I am sharing all my tips and tricks for assembling and customizing an amazing fruit platter that is perfect for all sorts of occasions.

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3. Quinoa Caprese Salad with Summer Corn

Enjoy this colorful, hearty Summer Corn & Quinoa Caprese Salad packed with veggies, protein, and flavor!

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2. Grilled Shrimp Pineapple Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Pineapple Skewers take your BBQ to the next level! Marinated in a garlic ginger soy marinade and threaded with sweet pineapple and bell peppers, you’ll love how easy this dish is to make — and how delicious it tastes!

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1. Pickle Slaw with Bacon – Oh My!

Give your tired old coleslaw a makeover with this updated twist on a classic: Pickle Slaw with Bacon! It’s got the whole sweet and tangy thing going on, giving it plenty of flavor, and the crunchy pickle bits and salty bacon are just oh-so good!

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