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Days out involving picnics, are some of my fondest memories; from both my childhood with my siblings and parents, as well as with my own family and friends as an adult. I’ve rounded up 50 picnic recipes, which are sure to be a winner when preparing your picnics over the summer!

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50 Picnic Recipes

Food eaten al fresco always tastes so much better – especially when the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and there is laughter in the air. I remember picnics in parks, on the beach, by lakes, and even sitting in the car, when the weather has failed us! We’ve enjoyed romantic picnics for two, and big family picnics with music and games.

Don’t succumb to boring, soggy sandwiches, and warm drinks – bring your outdoor dining to life with these 50 picnic recipes, including sandwiches, and wraps; pies, tarts, and pastries; salads, and sides; chicken dishes; vegetarian, and vegan; and desserts, and drinks. Towards the end of this post, is my picnic supply picks to make sure your summer soiree is perfect!

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Sandwiches + Wraps for a picnic + 42 more picnic recipes!

Sandwiches & Wraps

  1. Muffaletta – Martha Stewart
  2. Spinach & Artichoke Wrap – Martha Stewart
  3. Turkey Caprese Sandwich – Martha Stewart
  4. Avocado & Ham Sandwiches – Country Living
  5. Apricot-Prosciutto Focaccia – Country Living
  6. Baked Egg Rolls with Asparagus – Kiddy Charts
  7. Ham & Cheese Picnic Bread – Daisies & Pie
  8. Lounza + Halloumi Sandwich – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
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Pies, Tarts & Pastries to make for a picnic, plus 43 more picnic recipes to try

Pies, Tarts, & Pastries

  1. Leftover Roast Chicken Crustless Mini Quiches – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Posh Sausage Rolls – Daisies & Pie
  3. Cheese & Bacon Eggy Bread Bake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Vegetable Tartlets – Jamie Oliver
  5. Chorizo & Potato Tortilla Española – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Picnic Pie – Jamie Oliver
  7. Mini Pork Pies – BBC Good Food
Make these salads and sides to take on a picnic. Plus there are 38 more picnic recipes to make

Salads, & Sides

  1. Honey Glazed Peach Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Cobb Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Pesto, Orzo & Canellini Bean Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad – Thrifty Jinxy
  5. Cucumber Honeydew Salad – Thrifty Jinxy
  6. Spicy Mexican Slaw – Kalyn’s Kitchen
  7. Classic Italian Veggie Pasta Salad – Peas & Crayons
  8. Cantaloupe, Prosciutto, Mozzarella Salad – Ann’s Entitled Life
  9. Zucchini, Green Bean, and Chile Slaw – Sidewalk Shoes
  10. Bacon Broccoli Salad – Baking Beauty
  11. Bacon-Cheddar Potato Salad – Home Cooking Memories
  12. Tropical Noodle Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  13. 3 Tasty Tapas Recipes Using Olives – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
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Tasty chicken dishes perfect for picnics! There are loads more picnic recipes here too

Chicken Dishes

  1. Chicken, Avocado +  Peppadew Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta – Thrifty DIY Diva
  3. Easy 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad – Two Healthy Kitchens
  4. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad – Two Healthy Kitchens
  5. Coronation Drumsticks – BBC Good Food
  6. Easy Honey Soy Chicken Wings – Pressure Cook Recipes
These vegetarian and vegan picnic recipes are a winner. Plus 42 more picnic recipes to try

Vegetarian & Vegan

  1. Falafel Scotch Eggs – BBC Good Food
  2. Broccoli & Chickpea Bites – Red Online
  3. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots – Kalyn’s Kitchen
  4. California Veggie Sandwich – Martha Stewart
  5. Halloumi Wrap – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Pilafi Pourgouri – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. Gazpacho – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  8. Cheesy Spinach Muffins – Good Housekeeping
Delicious desserts and drinks to make and take on a picnic, plus 40 more picnic recipes to try out

Desserts + Drinks

  1. Cherry Coca-Cola Cupcakes – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Carrot Cake Cupcakes – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Traditional Flapjacks – Good Housekeeping
  4. Layered Jell-O Salad – Two Healthy Kitchens
  5. Mojito Watermelon – Country Living
  6. Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. Sangria Latina – Jamie Oliver
  8. Pineapple Cooler – Delish
  9. Berry Fizz Cocktail – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  10. Tropical Agua Fresca – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Picnic Supplies

Here are my picnic supply picks for this summer. Picture above is for illustrative purposes only, as this post was written a while back and the products I listed back then are no longer available.

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