50 Summer Picnic Recipes

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These 50 summer picnic recipes are just what you need for a summer full of bright and flavorful entertaining! From appetizers and hot dogs to side dishes and ice cream, these 50 summer picnic recipes were handpicked from the Cooking and Beer archives just for you!

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Appetizers

Creamy Asparagus and Watercress Spring Pea Soup
Roasted Garlic Hummus with Crispy Pastrami
Mexican Street Corn Dip
Ranch-Style Guacamole
Red Wine Chorizo Bites with Crusty Bread
Smoked Salmon Bites with Mustard Crème Fraîche
Grilled Brie with Grilled Corn and Mango Salsa
Southwest Avocado Salad
Blackberry Lime Margaritas
Classic Wedge Salad with Warm Honey Fig Blue Cheese

Side Dishes

Roasted Beets and Beet Greens with Goat Cheese Crostini
Baby Fingerling Hasselback Potatoes with Curry Aioli and Parmesan
Golden Beet and Citrus Salad with Spiced Honey Vinaigrette
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Mustard Baked Beans
Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Chia Seed Ranch Dressing (vegan)
Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
Melon Orzo Salad with Orange Poppyseed Vinaigrette
Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas, Pomegranate Seeds and Almonds
Spicy Garlic and Cheese Grilled Corn
Grilled Steak Salad with Capellini and Melon
Mediterranean Olive Couscous Salad

Main Courses

Green Goddess Burgers
Smoky Pepperoni Turkey Sliders with Bacon Jam and Queso
Bacon Goat Cheese Burgers with Honey and Arugula
Sweet Honey Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Pretzel Hot Dogs with Maple Bacon Mustard
Spicy IPA Shrimp Skewers with Pomegranate Sauce
Grilled Saison Shrimp Tacos with Pomegranate Salsa
Spring Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Lentils and Spicy Honey Mayo
Lighter Buffalo Chicken Hot Dogs
Tex-Mex Hot Dogs with Cilantro Cream Drizzle
Grilled Chicken with Habanero and Orange Glaze
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with Provolone
Baked Roast Beef and Brie Sliders with Caramelized Onions
Vegetarian Patty Melts
Turkey Burgers with Fried Zucchini
Salmon Burgers with Cilantro Mayo

Dessert

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt and Blueberry Terrine
Lavender Blueberry Honey Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches with Beer Marshmallow
Vanilla Ice Cream with Pomegranate and Dark Chocolate
Chocolate, Pretzel and Marshmallow Ice Cream
Lime Meringue Tarts
Blueberry and Peach Crumble Cake
Orange Coconut Creamsicles
Oatmeal and Fig Chocolate Chunk Cookies
White Chocolate Pots de Creme with Lemon and Raspberry Sauce
Fudgy Brown Butter Pecan Blondies
Ginger Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Dip


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  • ami@naivecookcooks

    omg girl!! So many delicious recipes. Great round up!!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Ami!

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com/ Kelly @ Life made Sweeter

    Picnic season is the best! Love this amazing collection! Everything looks incredible!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much, Kelly!

  • http://www.cookwithmanali.com/ Manali @ CookWithManali

    everything looks so good! drooling over all the desserts! yum!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Manali!

  • http://www.mykitchencraze.com/ Cyndi – My Kitchen Craze

    Love love love this!! Did I mention that I love this list! :-) Great Round-up!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Hehe, thanks Cyndi! xo

  • Kelley @ chefsavvy.com

    Awesome roundup of recipes. Everything sounds amazing!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Kelley!

  • http://cookiemonstercooking.com/ Ashley

    Yay for picnic foods! What a fun round-up! I actually got a picnic basket set for a wedding gift (4 years ago) and still haven’t put it to good use! I need to fix that this summer!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      You need to break out that picnic basket girl! Thanks, Ashley!

  • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

    Thank you so much, Gayle! xo