Happy Picnic Month: 13 Must Have Picnic Foods @foodie #spon

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by DonnaChaffins at Foodie.com

July is National Picnic month. It’s the time of year when everybody is out of school, the weather is warm, and the whole month is just perfect for picnics!

One of my favorite dishes to take on a picnic is macaroni salad. I make it the day before the picnic and put it in the cooler as we leave on our picnic.

salad 4 finished mac salad

I have a favorite macaroni salad that isn’t the old boring macaroni salad your mom made (which is pretty darn tasty, don’t get me wrong)… check out my recipe for ‘Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad‘.

I also like taking fried chicken or ham (both can be made the day before), or sometimes we go on impromptu picnics, and I make sandwiches.

Picnics should be easy and fun, so try to make ahead as much as you can, so you just pack everything up the morning of your picnic and go have fun.

Check out the 13 Must Have Picnic Foods in the Foodie collection above.

Enjoy, and Happy Picnic Month!


  1. I’ve made that honey cucumber salad before and it was really good! I plan to try the dill pickle salad sometime soon.

  2. This will be perfect for my fourth of july bbq this weekend. THanks!

  3. The pasta salad looks delicious! I will have to try it 🙂

  4. The macaroni salad looks good! I love the brownie and fruit kabobs!

    The berry vinaigrette and the Cucumber salad looks yummy too! Lots of great dish ideas!

  5. I am always looking for new salad recipes. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Oh I have to try that Texas Caviar recipe. We’re having a grill out this coming Friday that it would be perfect to serve at!

  7. These all sound like delicious recipes and not just for picnics. They are all great options for make ahead, no-fuss dinners on the back patio.

  8. Oh man that fruit kabob looks SO good. I want that pasta salad too, lots of good dishes!

  9. Macaroni Salad is perfect for a picnic. I love great picnic food.

  10. That spicy southern fried chicken sounds so good right now, the perfect picnic food for sure!

  11. So many of the dishes you featured look wonderfully delicious! I am always a fan of new pasta salad recipes and those brownie fruit kabob look so fun.

  12. i must fix some of these and take my grand-kids on a picnic soon..they love to go down to the lake.

  13. The pasta salad looks great. Thank you for posting these recipes for us.

  14. Wonderful recipes! Thank you for sharing them! I am always on the hunt for new ways to fix the same old same old. It is so easy to fall into a rut with your tried and true favorites.

  15. These look delicious! I like the look of the macaroni salad, summer sandwich, and the brownie & fruit kabobs…All very tempting!

  16. I’m definitely packing fruits & brownies kebab with us on our next picnic. Lovely!

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