7 Easy Picnic Recipes

The weather is warming up, kids are getting out of school and there’s no place better to be these days than outside! So pack up your favorite blanket, the cutest wicker basket you can find, and your favorite people for an afternoon of fun in the sun with some great food. Check out this slideshow for seven easy picnic recipes that will make your picnic planning easier than ever. Do you love to picnic? What is your favorite dish to bring?

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  • Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo 1 of 7
    Heirloom Tomato Pico de Gallo
    Sure you can buy a plastic tub or jar of pico de gallo at the grocery, but there's nothing like making it fresh. Big chunks of ripe tomatoes, bite size pieces of red onion, handfuls of chopped cilantro, and zesty lime juice all blended to create a signature flavor.
  • Crispy Prosciutto and Avocado Toasts 2 of 7
    Crispy Prosciutto and Avocado Toasts
    Gorgeous, eye-catching colors and all the best produce summer has to offer. These prosciutto and avocado toasts deserve a spot in every picnic basket!
  • Ranch Dip 3 of 7
    Ranch Dip
    Don't forget to pack plenty of chopped veggies for your picnic! Little and big hands will love to dip into this homemade ranch dip and is is so much better than anything you can buy at the store!
  • Farro Salad 4 of 7
    Farro Salad
    Recipe and Photo by Shutterbean Pack this vibrant farro salad in mason jars for individual servings so you can just set them out and each picnic participant can munch away on their own personal salad.
  • Club Sandwich 5 of 7
    Club Sandwich
    Recipe and photo by Joy The Baker As she says herself, Joy is REALLY good at making sandwiches. Case in point: this beautiful club sandwich! Filled with everything you ever wanted in a sandwich and perfect for munching on your favorite blanket in the park.
  • Asparagus, Basil and Corn Salad 6 of 7
    Asparagus, Basil and Corn Salad
    Recipe and photo by Gaby Dalkin The best flavors of the season come together in this Asparagus, Basil and Corn Salad. Serve it to your favorite people this summer.
  • Summer Fruit Gazpacho 7 of 7
    Summer Fruit Gazpacho
    My inspirations for weelicious recipes come from a lot of different places. For some, they're simply based on a food I see at our farmers' market, for others it can be a dish I love from a restaurant or a food memory I had as a kid that I now find myself craving (and possibly want to make a bit healthier). In the case of this Summer Fruit Gazpacho, my muses were the mint growing wild in our garden and all of the naturally sweet fruits sitting on our kitchen counter that I was afraid would spoil. Traditional gazpacho is a cold soup made with tomatoes and other vegetables. This version is completely different, but I wanted to call it a gazpacho because I love the idea of a cold soup during these hot summer months and truthfully....I just dig the word "gazpacho"!

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