Menu Ideas

The 10 Picnic Dishes to Know

By • May 28, 2013 • 1 Comment

In the summer, you'll find us eating and drinking outside as much as we possibly can. To make packing picnics as stress-free as possible -- and to maximize our time outside -- we have the dishes we can turn to, the ones we know are portable, flavorful, and can withstand a day in the sun. Here are the 10 picnic dishes everyone should have up their sleeve this summer.

The potato salad: Potato Salad with Arugula and Dijon Vinaigrette by merrill

Potato salad


The sturdy greens: Northern Spy's Kale Salad by Genius Recipes (swap roasted seasonal vegetables for the squash)

Kale Salad


The even-better-when-it's-soggy sandwich: Pan Bagnat: Le French Tuna Salad Sandwich by Waverly


The vegetable side: Haricots Verts a la Dijonnaise by AntoniaJames

Haricot Verts a la Dijonnaise


The grain salad: Radish and Pecan Grain Salad by amanda

Radish and Pecan Grain Salad


The frittata: Fiddlehead Frittata by mdm

Fiddlehead Frittata


The granola bars: Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars by Gena Hamshaw 

Granola bars


The any time, any place cake: Brooke Dojny's Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping by Genius Recipes

Blueberry Snack Cake


The classic cookie: Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by merrill

Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


The drink to wash it all down: Iced Mint and Citrus Tea by merrill 

Iced Mint and Citrus Tea


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about 1 year ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

I never thought of bringing frittata for a picnic, but that's a great idea! I never go to the Hollywood Bowl or Shakespeare in the Park without a simple Caprese salad- http://www.christinascucina...