The 10 Picnic Dishes to Know

May 28, 2013

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

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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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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

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1 Comment

Christina @. June 5, 2013
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-