5 Delicious Recipes to Bring to a Picnic this Summer

5 Delicious Recipes to Bring to a Picnic this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and spend some time with your friends and family. These dishes are the perfect recipes to bring to a picnic, whether you’re packing up a basket and heading to the park or loading the cooler for a day at the beach.

Dill Scallion Dip

Dill Scallion Dip


This creamy dip couldn’t be easier to make and serves as the perfect picnic appetizer. Simply mix sour cream and mayonnaise with fresh scallions, dill, garlic, and lemon zest and set in the fridge to chill. You can make this dip in under 10 minutes and can serve it with a variety of dipping items—from potato chips to fresh vegetables.

Italian Pinwheels

Italian Pinwheels


For a main dish that’s miles above a boring PB&J sandwich, try these quick and easy Italian pinwheels. These pinwheels are extremely simple to make, so you can easily whip up enough to feed the whole crowd. Just roll together all the delicious ingredients of a classic Italian sub to create these pinwheels—it’s a lighter dish that’s the perfect recipe to bring to a picnic.

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade


After feasting on your delicious picnic spread you’ll need something to wet your whistle. This recipe puts a sweet twist on the classic lemonade we all know and love from childhood. The fresh watermelon and strawberries in this recipe give the lemonade a bright red color that makes it the perfect addition to your Fourth of July picnic.

Southern-Style Potato Salad

Southern-Style Potato Salad


Potato salad is a classic picnic dish, and this Southern take on the recipe is sure to make it a new household favorite. This recipe takes the traditional ingredients to the next level with boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish, grape tomatoes, and savory bacon bits. Not a fan of pickles and eggs? No worries. You can easily remove or substitute these ingredients and the dish will still be delicious.

Chocolate Filled Strawberries

Chocolate Filled Strawberries


This two-ingredient recipe is the perfect dessert to finish off your summer picnic. Chocolate-dipped strawberries are delicious, but the chocolate coating has a bad habit of cracking and melting all over your hands. This recipe takes away the mess by inserting the chocolate inside the strawberries. These sweet treats travel well and are a great dessert to add to your picnic basket.

5 of the Best Summer Grilling Recipes for Your Next Cookout


It’s officially summer—the season of swimming, sun, and, of course, cookouts with friends and family. The time has come to break out the grill and invite some company over. These are some of the best summer grilling recipes you can serve to your guests at your next backyard gathering.

Honey-Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey Marinade

Honey-Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey Marinade

It isn’t a summer cookout without a rack or two of baby back ribs. This whiskey-marinated twist on classic barbeque ribs is just what you need to get into the summer spirit.

Ingredients:


Marinated Ribs
3 racks baby back ribs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whiskey
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Honey Glaze and Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons hot water
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Korean red pepper flakes
1/4 cup cilantro
2 tablespoons sugar

Tip: If you don’t have any Korean red pepper flakes on hand, you can get the same flavor by using 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper instead.

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

A perfect melding of sweet and savory flavors, this recipe is an easy way to satisfy even the most indecisive of taste buds.

Ingredients:


Skewers
16 ounces chicken breast
1/2 of a pineapple
1 onion
2 green peppers

Teriyaki Sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
5 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ginger
1 clove garlic

Grilled Triple Citrus Salmon

Grilled Triple Citrus Salmon

Though grilled salmon is already a summer favorite, you can kick this classic up a notch with the sweet and tangy flavors of lemon, lime, and orange.

Ingredients:


4 (6-ounce) pieces of salmon
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water

Tip: To get a stronger flavor, save some of the excess sauce and brush it onto the salmon before serving.

Grilled Scallops with Lemony Salsa Verde

Grilled Scallops with Lemony Salsa Verde

Grilled scallops have an iconic melt-in-your-mouth texture that many wish they could have every day. If you want restaurant-quality seafood in your own backyard, this recipe will give you just that.

Ingredients:


Scallops
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 large sea scallops
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper

Lemony Salsa Verde
½ lemon
1 small shallot
1 garlic clove
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
1 cup olive oil
3/4 cup parsley
1/2 cup cilantro
1/4 cup chives
Fresh lemon juice

Grilled Apple Pie à la Mode

Grilled Apple Pie à la Mode

When the rest of the meal is finished, you don’t need to pack up the grill just yet. In fact, simply grilling a few apples can make for a quick and easy improvisational dessert.

Ingredients:


4 large Fuji apples
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
6 tablespoons salted butter
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 graham crackers
2 cups vanilla ice cream

Grab the propane tank and equip yourself with some tongs, because these grilling recipes are sure to appease your taste buds—and those of your guests—this summer.

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