Everything You Need for the Ultimate Summer Picnic

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Do you know we’re only a few days away from the official start of summer? Even better: Today is International Picnic Day! If you’re needing some inspiration to get in the summer groove, dining al fresco is the perfect fix. There’s something so serene about an afternoon lying in the grass, spotting animal shapes in the clouds, and sharing laughs with friends and family. Combine all of that with great food, and we seriously can’t think of anything better.

So, get your picnic basket and checkered blanket ready, because we’re coming at you with the ultimate lineup of picnic fare. These recipes are easy to make ahead of time, easy to store, and easy to transport. Let’s do this!

Main

Cucumber Subs (4 Ways)

All the flavor of a tasty sub without all the carbs! Choose one of the following subs, or mix and match for variety: Smoked Salmon, Tomato Mozzarella, Triple Decker (roast beef, ham, and turkey), or Turkey Bacon Guac.

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Side

Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

Traditional potato salad gets an upgrade by swapping spuds for roasted cauliflower, dressed with Dijon, dill, lemon, garlic, and more.

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Side

Homemade BBQ Potato Chips

Store-bought chips? Pshh. No thanks! Make your own tastier (and healthier) version, like these baked BBQ ones.

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Side

Triple Berry Watermelon Fruit Salad

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries come together with summer’s favorite fruit, watermelon, for a fresh fruit salad bursting with flavor.

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Dessert

No-Bake S’mores Bars

No picnic is complete without a little something sweet. These S’mores Bars will give you your s’mores fix without the mess; plus, no baking required!

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There you have it: the ultimate summer picnic! We hope you enjoy these recipes all summer long.

Recipes provided by Tasty.