Spring Picnic Ideas & Recipes

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We are all getting ready to step outside the house. Why? Because Spring is here and it’s the perfect season to go for a picnic. Whether you are going hiking or to your local park you will love these spring picnic ideas.

23 - Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

A light and fresh Black bean and corn salad perfect for those spring and summer months. A great Vegan-friendly salad to share on a picnic.

Spring Picnic Ideas Black bean and corn salad
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22 - Viet fajitas, Spring Picnic Ideas

While Viet Fajitas is not the traditional name for this dish (I won’t even try to spell or pronounce it), once you see what’s inside, the nickname will make complete sense. A sizzling hot filling with peppers and onions, much like a fajita but with traditional Vietnamese flavors, and wrapped in a starchy blanket of rice instead of flour.

Viet Fajitas

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21 - Peanut Sauce Zucchini Noodles

This refreshing dish is abundant in fresh vegetables and flavor. It is completely vegan and gluten free, making it a fabulous low-carb dinner pick.

Peanut Sauce Zucchini Noodles

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20 - Kale Caesar Salad with Cornbread Bits

This kale Caesar salad is one salad you won’t want to stop eating! It’s topped with a creamy homemade Caesar dressing and crunchy cornbread croutons.

Kale Caesar Salad with Cornbread Bits

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19 - Avocado Cabbage Slaw, Spring Picnic Ideas

Crunchy cabbage and cucumber tossed in a creamy, zesty avocado sauce make this Avocado Cabbage Slaw a delicious compliment to many main dishes. It’s a cool and refreshing side dish to serve at barbecues and cookouts as well.

Avocado Cabbage Slaw

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18 - Bacon and Asparagus Frittata

Bacon and Asparagus Frittata is a quick, easy, nutritious breakfast recipe, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Whip it up for a healthy brunch!

Bacon and Asparagus Frittata

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17 - Cowboy Caviar (Texas Caviar), Spring Picnic Ideas

This budget-minded dish is chock-full of colorful veggies and black beans, dressed with a tangy, spicy homemade dressing. Whether you call it Texas Caviar or Cowboy Caviar, it is perfect as a side dish or an appetizer served with tortilla chips.

texas caviar

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16 - Roasted Chickpea Vegan Wraps Recipe

Picnics are perfect for spring. This Roasted Chickpea Vegan Wrap is a great way to take a picnic, whether you are in the park or on a hike.

Roasted Chickpea Vegan Wraps Recipe
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15 - Stuffed Picnic Loaf

A stunning layered picnic loaf that’s perfect for a family to share with tips.

Stuffed Picnic Loaf

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14 - Sundried Tomato Pesto Quiche

Not only can quiche easily withstand the two-hour ride in our backseat, but also it’s one of the best dishes to prepare in advance, making it perfect for holiday entertaining. Well-wrapped, fully baked quiche can be frozen for up to two months, though I’m relieved that I won’t have to resist this beautiful sundried tomato pesto parmesan quiche for nearly that long.

Sundried Tomato Pesto Quiche

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13 - Potato salad recipe, Spring Picnic Ideas

This Potato salad recipe is great on its own or as an accompaniment to your meal. It is perfect for spring and summer picnics, vegan, and easy to make.

Potato salad recipe
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12 - Greek Farmer’s Salad with Watermelon

Instead of vine-ripened tomatoes- like the Greeks make it- I’m adding a ripe, seedless watermelon. The sweetness of the melon replaces that which you would’ve gotten from the tomatoes while adding more texture to the dish. Be sure to use a personal-sized, seedless watermelon for this salad. Picking seeds out while eating is the pits- all sorts of pun intended.

Spring Picnic Ideas Greek Farmer’s Salad with Watermelon

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11 - Cheese and Bacon Muffins, Spring Picnic Ideas


Savoury Cheese and Bacon Muffins with spring onions and fresh dill, delicious and so easy to make, a great breakfast idea, or even a healthy snack in between meals. With summer just round the corner, why not pop some in your picnic basket, they will be a big hit with little and big ones too.

Spring Picnic Ideas Cheese and Bacon Muffins

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10 - No Bake Peach Mango Pie, Spring Picnic Ideas

This No Bake Peach Mango Pie is one of the easiest desserts you can simply whip up in the blender! Yes you heard right in the blender! Simply blend all your ingredients together and chill in the fridge! This is one of those easy desserts you’ll want to make for those summer cookouts. Believe me, your guests will be impressed!

Spring Picnic Ideas No Bake Peach Mango Pie, Spring Picnic Ideas

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9 - Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad, Spring Picnic Ideas

This 30-minute recipe for Spring vegetable pasta salad is so easy to make and perfect for picnics! Use veggies like asparagus & peas, make this vegan or add bacon. I make this recipe with homemade chicken stock. Serve hot or cold!

Spring Picnic Ideas Vegetable Pasta Salad

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8 - Peruvian-Style Coleslaw: South American Salad

It’s one of those dishes that you should have in your culinary back pocket. It’s easy to assemble, it gives you options 

Spring Picnic Ideas Peruvian-Style Coleslaw: South American Salad

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7 - Lettuce And Cucumber Salad Recipe, Spring Picnic Ideas

Spring is on its way and it is the perfect season to go out for a picnic. take this delicious lettuce, cucumber and walnut salad with you. It is perfect for picnics, vegan and easy to make.

lettuce and cucumber salad

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6 - Picnic Cheese Board, Spring Picnic Ideas

Picnics are perfect for spring and summer! This picnic cheese board is a great way to take a date outside, whether you’re picnicking in your backyard or on a hike.

Spring Picnic Ideas Picnic Cheese Board

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5 - Savoury Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

This particular recipe, which you can throw together in no time at all, is a classic… fit for any type of gathering or a simple family dinner. Many pasta salad lovers prefer to prepare their favourite recipe a day ahead of time and let the flavours “marry” in the refrigerator. Of course, it’s totally up to you! Let’s talk Italian dressing for a minute. If you’ve never tried zesty Italian in your pasta, I highly recommend it. It gives everything a little extra zip of flavour that I’m sure your taste buds will appreciate.

Savoury Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

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4 - Secret Fruit Salad

So, what’s this fruit salad’s secret? It’s wonderfully simple. Dry instant vanilla pudding mix! The powder mixes with the juices of the fruits to make a delightful fruit salad dressing.

Spring Picnic Ideas Secret Fruit Salad

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3 - Grated Broccoli Salad with Carrots, Apples, and Dried Cranberries

Grated Broccoli Salad with carrots, apples, dried cranberries, walnuts, and warm maple bacon dressing.This grated broccoli salad. What an explosion of flavor and texture (italics mine)! Salty, sweet, nutty, bacon fatty flavors all sitting in the same bowl, ready for the mass consumption.

Grated Broccoli Salad with Carrots

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2 - Green Bean Potato Salad

Green Bean Potato Salad is a unique summer side dish that can be served warm or chilled! This recipe includes a zippy dressing that gives the dish such delicious flavor!

Green Bean Potato Salad

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1 - Chicken Salad with Grapes

This chicken salad with grapes is the perfect summer salad. Bring it along to a potluck, BBQ, or holiday gathering and serve it up on a crisp lettuce leaf or sandwich bun. I make this chicken salad often and eat it straight from the bowl!

Chicken Salad with Grapes

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Spring Picnic Ideas & Recipes