8 Picnic Food Ideas for Porches, Patios, Yards & Parks

Grain Salad with Trout, Almonds, and Herbs

If you're having a grain salad outside, fresh river trout or any other flaky white fish would be a terrific complement since they're light and packed with protein.

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Caprese Pasta Salad

The pasta salad is an essential item for every picnic, and this simple version of the traditional Italian summer salad is guaranteed to be a favorite.

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Classic Deviled Eggs

There are many creative methods to make deviled eggs we've included a couple here but sometimes you simply want the traditional, straightforward recipe. Why tamper with achievement?

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Pickled Watermelon Rinds

All sorts of pickles are nice during a picnic, but these sweet and sour rinds are hard to stop eating! In addition, they're a low-waste method to utilize leftovers from the watermelon salad below.

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Classic Southern Pimento Cheese and Quick Refrigerator Pickles

When it comes to picnic snacks, homemade pickles and dip are among the most delectable options.

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Southern Tomato Pie with Bacon

Nothing says summertime picnic food like tomato pies, which is why we like them so much. This one is loaded with bacon, cheese, mayo, and tomatoes, of course. 

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Cilantro and Sunflower Seed Dip

People who like cilantro find it quite tasty, and if you're one of those people, this herb dip is perfect for you. It's brightened with fresh lime juice and balanced with a nutty richness from sunflower seeds.

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Squash Ribbon Salad with Sunflower Seeds

A excellent picnic salad should be easy to prepare, flavorful, and resistant to wilting. This does all three and then some extra crunch. Pack the seeds and pepper flakes separately and mix them in before serving to make it extra crispy.

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