7 Picnic-Ready Recipes for a Great Afternoon

Gear up for the ultimate spring and summer outing with dishes from the Culinary Content Network

Fresh and crisp recipes like this easy coleslaw are great additions to any picnic lineup.

We’ve finally reached the time of year fit for picnicking — spring! With summer quickly approaching, it’s only going to get warmer and you can make these picnic-ready recipes into beach-ready recipes.

Add These Great Dishes to Your Picnic Basket!

Getting the menu just right is important, especially when dealing with warm weather and eating without a table and chair. When you think about lounging on a blanket in the grass or in the sand, finger-friendly foods are ideal.

Sandwiches are picnic menu musts, but why should you resort to the plain old ham and cheese sandwich routine when there are plenty of other dishes to be had?

With fresh, seasonal ingredients, hearty greens, and a crusty loaf of bread, lots of new and exciting recipes take precedence over simple deli sandwiches every time.


We’ve rounded up lighter in calories, bolder in flavor recipes from our Culinary Content Network that will make your afternoon excursion well worth it. We’ve got salads, we’ve got sandwiches, and we’ve got cookies. Hey, you need dessert, right?