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.
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