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40 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

Don’t miss out on your last month of summer picnics! Spend quality time outdoors with good food and good people with these 40 easy summer picnic recipes!Don't miss out on your last month of summer picnics! Spend quality time outdoors with good food and good people with these 40 easy summer picnic recipes!Caprese Potato Salad via Jenny Shea Rawn

Strawberry Lemon Curd Trifle via Create Kids Club

Creamy Broccoli Salad via The Foodie DietitianRoasted Cherry Farro Salad via Jessica Levinson

Quinoa Edamame Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette via Jennifer Hunt

Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh via Byte Sized NutritionBlueberry Pecan Chicken Salad via Lone Star Nutrition

Red, White, & Blue Angel Food Cake Skewers via Stacey Mattinson

Roasted Strawberry Guacamole via Dishing Out HealthParmesan Zucchini Chips via Nutrition Starring You

Healthy Deviled Eggs via Fantastic Food

Grilled Cauliflower Hummus Sandwich via The Foodie DietitianFreekeh and Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing via Triad to Wellness

Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pepitas via Erica Julson

Roasted Carrot & Ranch Hummus via Make Healthy EasyCitrus Quinoa Salad with Prunes via Amy Gorin Nutrition

Easy 5 Ingredient Tomato Salad via The Foodie Dietitian

Roasted Summer Vegetable Panzanella via The Nutrition AdventureEasy Cheese Platter Ideas via Make Nutrition Easy

Cannellini Bean Salad with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes via Food Pleasure & Health

Fresh Peach Salsa with Grilled Chicken via Krolls KornerBlack Bean Corn Camping Salsa via Nutrition’s My Life

Citrus Asian Coleslaw via Jennifer Hunt

Caprese Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto via The Foodie DietitianCaprese Hemp Pesto Pasta Salad | karalydon.comCurried Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps via Erica Julson

Healthy Lemonade with Berries and Lavender via One Hungry Bunny

“Confetti” Carrot + Pea Salad via To Live and Diet in L.A.Wild Rice and Kale Salad via Liz’s Healthy Table

Chickpea Hummus Salad Sandwiches via The Joy of Eating

Sweet Heat Watermelon Salad via Holley GraingerSummer Crudite Salad via Fork in the Road

Cucumber, Tomato, & Chickpea Salad via RDelicious Nutrition

Bruschetta with Pesto Flatbread Chips via The Nutritionist ReviewsNo-Mayo Coleslaw via The Foodie Dietitian

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies via Stacey Mattinson

Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad via Sinful NutritionMuffuletta Style Summer Sandwich via Create Kids Club

Ultra Creamy Lightened Up Macaroni Salad via Hungry Hobby

Perfect Summer Pasta Salad via Home Cooked Happy

Balsamic Chicken Salad with Cherries via Holley Grainger

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  1. Summer’s not over yet! Luckily there is plenty of time to enjoy these yummy recipes!

  2. So many delicious recipes! I can’t wait to try some of these. Thank you for sharing my Confetti Salad 🙂

  3. Can’t wait to make so many of these recipes- love all the color in this post!

  4. Oh, WOW! This is a great compilation… made me hungry just looking through them all! 😉

  5. I’m loving this list! Perfect to round out the season!

  6. What a great round-up! So many terrific recipes

  7. What a great round-up! It will be “summer” in LA for quite sometime. lol! So I’ll be enjoying these recipe options for a while. Especially excited to try the Creamy Broccoli Salad and Roasted Strawberry Guacamole. : )

  8. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

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