Top Rated Picnic Recipes

Marinated Cucumber and Melon Salad
The minty melon and cucumber salad will leave a cool taste in your month during these hot summer months. Perfect to make for a barbeque or picnic with friends and family.
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Served at Rum Bar in Philadelphia. Click to the Ultimate Summer Cocktail Party. 
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For your next picnic, pack this easy-to-make healthy chicken and avocado sandwich! Click here to see more picnic recipes
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Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Picnic Ham
The first time I had fresh picnic ham, I was twenty-one, working as a chef in Imola, Italy. On a day off we went to the Formula One racetrack. In Italy, this type of stuff is their “ballpark food” — their version of a hot dog. They put freshly roasted whole pigs smeared with garlic and rosemary on trucks and head out to the speedways. You walk up to the truck and they hand you a slice they’ve just cut, topped with a piece of crackly skin. I love to make this on Sundays to eat throughout the week, but it usually doesn’t last past Monday. I use the shank end of a fresh pork leg — also called a fresh ham — because the dark and white meat and the connective tissue give you a robust pork flavor. Ask your butcher to score the fat for you — it’ll keep it from curling up. Or you can score it yourself by cutting a crosshatch pattern into the skin with an X-Acto knife. This dish is really hard to mess up — the skin protects the meat from drying out, so you’d have to really try to overcook it. 
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chicken thigh
"This delicious chicken recipe draws a ton of influence from classic Moroccan tagine stews. The tagine preparation yields a bright dish bursting with North African flavors. A powerful combination of spices and plenty of lemon makes this chicken extremely succulent and craveable. If the exotic name scares you, don’t worry, this recipe couldn’t be easier. I typically serve each thigh over a bed of jasmine rice." — PICNIC LA Executive Chef, Alex Resnick
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This citrus libation is perfect for a hot afternoon during the summer. Featuring Cruzan Rum, this simple drink would be perfect for the adults at a picnic.
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ricotta
I learned this recipe in Italy. Buy some ready-to-use phyllo dough and this recipe will be a cinch to make! It’s a fabulous dish to serve when going for a picnic, but also great for lunch or as an appetizer when served with a green salad.
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Egg Salad
This simple egg salad recipe makes a hearty and delicious side dish that's great for picnics or backyard barbecues. 
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Citrus Steak Salad
Thinly sliced steak placed on top of crisp greens makes for a refreshing and citrusy salad — try serving this at an outdoor party or picnic. 
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Prawn and Avocado Salad
This sweet and spicy Asian-inspired salad is just what you need to add to your weekly summer meal staples.This recipe is courtesy of Bonne Maman.
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This pasta salad recipe is perfect for a picnic or outdoor gathering. Bring it to a large barbecue to feed and please a large crowd. Just don't tell them about the secret (but flavor-boosting) ingredient.  Click here to see more picnic recipes
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