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Top 10 Picnic Salads


posted: 06/02/16

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These Top 10 Picnic Salads are so perfect for your summer! Never wonder what to bring to the party again!

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For some reason, when it comes to side dishes and salads, I always get a huge mental block. I can’t even begin to come up with what I should make or bring to a BBQ. Weird, right? Ask me to come up with a weird dessert recipe, and I’m on it. Salads and sides? That’s harder. So, this is the perfect list for me and for you! There are so many good ones in here, you have to check them out!


These top 10 recipes for summer picnics will come in so handy all through those warm BBQing months.

Greek Quinoa Salad

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If you are looking for a lighter option, this is perfect to bring to a picnic.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

overhead view of strawberry spinach salad in wooden bowl topped with sliced strawberries, red onions, nuts, and balsamic poppyseed dressing.

This is my very favorite summer salad recipe.

Cherry and Corn Salad

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The unique flavors in this cherry and corn salad will wow all the picnic guests!

Healthy Potato Salad

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I will never get tired of this delicious potato salad!

Shrimp Pasta Salad

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This is a classic pasta salad that is perfect for all of your summer picnics!

Cucumber Tomato Salad

white bowl full of cucumber and tomato salad recipe

This is a great side dish for picnics or just busy weeknight meals!

Easy Pesto Pasta Salad

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With only four ingredients, this recipe can’t be beat!

Italian Pasta Salad

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Everyone loves this classic!

Zucchini Salad

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Not to brag . . . . but this one is an award winner!

Cajun Cobb Salad

An overhead photo of the Cajun Cobb Salad topped with rows of hard boiled eggs, red peppers, cajun cobb, tomato, blue cheese, and bacon.

This twist on a regular cobb salad will have everyone falling in love!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Bernice Caissie says

    Would like to have taco pasta salad recipe. THANKS

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