22 Perfect Picnic Dishes

Beach picnic, dock picnic or a patio party -summer is here so why not celebrate with these picnic dishes that are all make ahead and travel well.   Take your pick of beverages, sandwiches, salads and sweets from the recipes below.  Once that cooler is packed the work is done so you can enjoy the party too.


Spanish Rosé Sangria from Bacon is Magic


Picnic Rosé Sangria

Old Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade/Sugar Free from Eyecandypopper.Strawberry Rhubarb LemonadeLemon Dill Shrimp on a Stick from The Wine Lover’s Kitchen

Lemon Dill Shrimp Appetizers

Get inspired by My Island Bistro Kitchen Sliders and Salad Sunday Picnic.  Besides the Sliders and Potato Salad and Green Salad there are links to Homemade Blueberry BBQ Sauce, slider buns and other Prince Edward Island inspired things.

Slider Salad Sunday Picnic

Mile High Sub Sandwich from Prairies Winds Life

Picnic Sub Sandwich

Easy Chicken Salad Sandwiches  from Julia’s Kitchen – uses a deli chicken or chicken leftover meat

Picnic Chicken Salad

Spiralized Cucumber Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Dressing from Lichen Palio, AIP

Picnic Shrimp Salad

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad from Salt and Lavender

Picnic Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Shrimp Saffron Pasta Salad from The Wine Lover’s Kitchen

Seafood Saffron Pasta

Cucumber Mango Salad from The Wine Lover’s Kitchen


Easy Bean Pecan Salad – Gluten free, Vegan, Healthy and Tasty from Imagelicious

Picnic Bean Salad

Thai Glass Noodle Salad – Yum Woon Sen from Cinnamon and Coriander

Picnic Thai Glass Noodle Salad

Berry Citrus Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette from Crumb Top Baking.  This is the perfect time to make this salad with all the fresh fruit in season.

Picnic Berry Kale Salad


Melon and Grapefruit on Cucumber from Urbn Spice – along with a wealth of other summer salad ideas!

Picnic Melon and Grapefruit Salad
Refreshing Salad

The Perfect Simple Tomato Salad from My Kitchen Love

Picnic Easy Tomato Salad

Mason Jar Peach Crisp from Flavour & Savour

Picnic Mason Jar Peach Crisp

Sweet Curry Roasted Pistachios from Nutmeg Disrupted.  Vegan, Gluten Free and Healthy too!

Picnic Sweet Curry Pistachios

Tequila Lime Squares from The Wine Lover’s Kitchen

Chocolate Frosted Almond Brownies from Chocolates and ChaiPicnic Chocolate Frosted Almond Brownies

Chocolate  Salami from The Wine Lover’s Kitchen

Chocolate Salami








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