25 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

I’m excited to share my roundup of 25 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes with you because there are a couple of big things to celebrate in the coming days: 4th of July and National Picnic Month! Yes, July is National Picnic Month. I pride myself on being a pro picnicker, so I love any excuse to celebrate one of my favorite summer activities. In honor of this truly lovely holiday, I’ve put together a roundup of 25 easy and delicious summer picnic recipes from some amazing food bloggers. I would make any one (or all, if I’m honest) these recipes for my summer picnics! I’ve got everything from gourmet potato salads, to strawberry hummus (whaaaaaat?!), to portable onigirazu (japanese rice sandwiches). There’s a little something for everyone because it would be a crying shame to miss out on National Picnic Month. So take a look below to get inspired!


Blueberry and Lemon Chiffon Tart via Butter & Type Blueberry and Lemon Chiffon Tart via Butter & Type

Celebrate summer with a gorgeous and light dessert that’s totally Instagram-worthy. Bonus? This recipe requires very little oven time. Get the recipe from the Butter & Type archives!

 

Bacon Potato Salad via Salt & Lavender Bacon Potato Salad via Salt & Lavender

Any recipe that combines bacon and potatoes and calls it a salad is a keeper in my book. Get the full recipe on Salt & Lavender!

 

Chilled Oriental Sesame Noodles via Home & Plate Chilled Oriental Sesame Noodles via Home & Plate

Chilled noodles were one of my favorite things to eat as a kid during summer. I absolutely love this dressed up version! Get the full recipe over at Home & Plate!

 

Cheesy Bacon Twists with Puff Pastry via Ready to Yumble Cheesy Bacon Twists with Puff Pastry via Ready to Yumble

We all love summer state fairs because you can a million cheesy foods on a stick, am I right? So why not make these Cheesy Bacon Twists with Puff Pastry for your picnic? Get the full recipe on Ready to Yumble!

 

Curry Chickpea Salad Pitas with Apple Slaw via Natural Girl Modern World Curry Chickpea Salad Pitas with Apple Slaw via Natural Girl Modern World

Pitas are great for picnics because they’re self-contained. But these are not your average pitas, they contain a colorful and flavorful Curry Chickpea Salad with Apple Slaw. Get the full recipe on Natural Girl Modern World!

 

Gourmet Deviled Eggs with Speck Ham and Roasted Red Pepper via A Fork's Tale Gourmet Deviled Eggs with Speck Ham and Roasted Red Pepper via A Fork’s Tale

Deviled eggs are really easy to transport now that they make egg tupperware (we live in amazing times), why not make these gourmet bites? Get the full recipe over on A Fork’s Tale!

 

Cherry Lamingtons via Domestic Gothess Cherry Lamingtons via Domestic Gothess

Do you remember those frozen Sarah Lee cake bites? If you loved them as much as I did, you’ll go crazy for these Cherry Lamingtons! Get the full recipe on Domestic Gothess!

 

Cheesecake Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies via Marsha's Baking Addiction Cheesecake Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies via Marsha’s Baking Addiction

I know that chocolate can get a little tricky if it’s hot out, but it’s totally doable (trust me)! And really, isn’t it worth the risk for these amazing Cheesecake Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies? Get the full recipe over on Marsha’s Baking Addiction!

 

Luxurious & Simple Lobster Dip Two Ways via Fuss Free Flavours Luxurious & Simple Lobster Dip Two Ways via Fuss Free Flavours

Lobster dip that can double as a dip and a spread on your sandwich? Sign me up! Get the full recipe over on Fuss Free Flavours!

 

Loquat Cobbler in Mini Mason Jars via Whole Food Bellies Loquat Cobbler in Mini Mason Jars via Whole Food Bellies

Mini, packable cobblers are such a great idea for picnics! If you don’t have easy access to loquats, you can certainly swap them out for another stone fruit for an equally yummy dessert for adults and kids! Get the full recipe on Whole Food Bellies!

 

Mango Avocado Salad via Cook With Manali Mango Avocado Salad via Cook With Manali

Who can resist a gorgeous salad like this with a tropical flair? Certainly not me! Get the full recipe over on Cook With Manali!

 

Onigirazu via Chopstick Chronicles Onigirazu via Chopstick Chronicles

If you’ve never tried Onigirazu, it’s kind of like a sushi sandwich…and it’s so good! I used to eat these at the beach. Get the full recipe on Chopstick Chronicles!

 

Pistachio-crusted Strawberry Galette Pistachio-crusted Strawberry Galette

Pies are great summer desserts, but it’s a bit difficult to transport them for picnics. That’s why this Pistachio-crusted Strawberry Galette always makes an appearance at my picnics! Get the full recipe on the Butter & Type archives!

 

Potato Asparagus Salad with Pickled Radishes and Creamy Dill Sauce via The Green Life Potato Asparagus Salad with Pickled Radishes and Creamy Dill Sauce via The Green Life

This is a rustic take on the classic potato salad that will make you swoon. Get the full recipe over on The Green Life!

 

Cheesy Thumbrint Cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam via The Flavor Bender Cheesy Thumbrint Cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam via The Flavor Bender

Savory cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam? Sign me up for 6 dozen—please and thank you! Get the full recipe on The Flavor Bender!

 

Chicken and Tomato Pan Bagnat via The Kittchen Chicken and Tomato Pan Bagnat via The Kittchen

The French are amazing at picnics, so why not take a cue from their playbook and make this lovely Pan Bagnat? Get the full recipe on The Kittchen!

 

Spicy Maple Bacon Crackers with Cheesy Mustard Mayo via Whitty Paleo Spicy Maple Bacon Crackers with Cheesy Mustard Mayo via Whitty Paleo

Homemade crackers don’t get enough credit. Give them a chance with these Spicy Maple Bacon Crackers with Cheesy Mustard Mayo. Talk about a great, salty picnic snack! Get the full recipe on Whitty Paleo!

 

Spinach Tomato Quiche via Plated Cravings Spinach Tomato Quiche via Plated Cravings

Talk about a gram-worthy quiche! The whole tomatoes will pack flavor and give the entire dish a lovely, rustic look. Get the full recipe on Plated Cravings!

 

Strawberry Humus via Fancy Made Simple Strawberry Humus via Fancy Made Simple

Yes, this is a strawberry hummus and it’s just the loveliest little crossover between some of my fave foods. Get the full recipe on Fancy Made Simple!

 

Strawberry Limeade mix via Baking Mischief Strawberry Limeade mix via Baking Mischief

Every responsible picnicker knows that you need a big batch summer cocktail for your picnic. Don’t get caught unaware—make this limeade! Get the full recipe on Baking Mischief!

 

Taco Hand Pies via Kitchen Gidget Taco Hand Pies via Kitchen Gidget

You may want to quadruple this Taco Hand Pie recipe because these will definitely go fast at your next picnic. Get the full recipe on Kitchen Gidget!

 

Thai Beef Salad in a Jar via Supergolden Bakes Thai Beef Salad in a Jar via Supergolden Bakes

Salads in jars were made for summer picnics. You can pack individual meals and still have room for plenty of snacks! This Thai Beef Salad in a Jar has a slight hint of mint that will not disappoint! Get the full recipe on Supergolden Bakes!

 

Vegan Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad via Emilie Eats Vegan Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad via Emilie Eats

This fresh, simple salad begs to be served in second, third, and fourth helpings. It’s bright ingredients will light up any picnic gathering. Get the full recipe on Emilie Eats!

 

Little Welsh Cakes via The Worktop Little Welsh Cakes via The Worktop

Can you imagine how adorable it would be to show up at your picnic with tied up bundles of these Little Welsh Cakes? These little cakes will add the perfect amount of sweetness to any picnic! Get the full recipe on The Worktop!

 

Italian Orzo Salad via Veggies Don't Bite Italian Orzo Salad via Veggies Don’t Bite

Try this crowd-pleasing Italian Orzo Salad for a big group and you won’t regret it! Get the full recipe over on Veggies Don’t Bite!