Simple Picnic Food Ideas That Are Delicious!

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Looking for new simple picnic food ideas? You’re in the right place. With recipes for sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more, I’ve got something for everyone!

This is my favorite time of year. The days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, and the pull to enjoy time outside grows stronger with every passing day.

Is that time of the year again!! Let’s grab our blankets and head out to an amazing summer picnic. So, I thought I would share some simple picnic food ideas with you.

These super easy to make picnic food ideas are simple and delicious. They are easy to make and easy to pack.

Who doesn’t love a good picnic! I love to prepare delicious summer meals such as this easy to make Grilled Cheese Sandwich. These simple picnic food ideas are perfectly portable – to make your picnic feel really special!

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Simple Picnic Food Ideas

Pasta Salad

Fresh and easy pasta salad packed with crisp vegetables, fresh mozzarella, and tossed with a simple homemade dressing.

This is the perfect picnic food!

picnic food ideas
Photo credit: Inspired Taste

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 363
  • Fat: 19g
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Protein: 12g


Potato Salad

This easy, summer potato salad recipe with eggs makes it the very best potato salad recipe for a picnic every single time.

potato salad picnic food ideas
Photo Credit: Foodie Crush

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 171
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Protein: 8g


Summer Fruit Salad

Fruits salads are my go to foods in the summer. They are the perfect picnic food. Fresh, sweet and juicy.


Easy Recipes

Italian Caprese Sandwich

Nothing says ‘Flavor of Italy” as an Italian Caprese Sandwich.

Made with fully ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and a good quality salami.

Dressed with fresh basil and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.

Italian caprese sandwich


Caprese Salad (Low Carb, Keto and Paleo)

Easy Keto Caprese salad is originally from Capri, in the southern region of Campania Italy.

A very simple dish that is elegant, full of fresh flavors and can me made in just 10 minutes. 

caprese salad
Photo credit: Dear Mica

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 358
  • Fat: 28g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 21g


Refreshing Summer ColeSlaw

A quick and easy creamy coleslaw with plenty of crunch.

Just like those luxury supermarket versions. Made at home in 5 minutes.

picnic food ideas
Photo credit: Kitchen Santuary

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 1g


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a simple and classic appetizer that is suitable for many different eating preferences.

It can also be made ahead!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus perfect for picnics
Photo credit: Fifteen Spatulas

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 193
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 20g


Summer Greek Bean Salad

Greek Bean Salad has 4 types of beans, lots of veggies, feta cheese and is topped with a light zesty dressing.

Delicious as a side dish to a meal or even as lunch with toasted baguette or pita.

summer green bean salad perfect for a picnic
Photo Credit: Moore or less cooking

Nutritional Value per Serving

  • Calories: 227
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Protein: 9g


Picnic Tea

Here are some of my favorite iced tea, fruit, and herb steeps.

Some flavor pairings are more adventurous than others, but all of them are delicious in their own unique way.

As always, it’s a very good idea to buy organic fruits if you can.

And as a side note, starchy fruits won’t work well in tea-fruit steeps.

summer tea picnic idea
Photo credit: Thirsty for Tea


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