Need something to do, and you don’t feel like making elaborate or expensive plans? Throw some food together and have a picnic. The only problem is that the food needs some portability to work out. Luckily, this list of 15 perfect recipes for picnics is loaded with ideas that are just the thing for your next picnic.

Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwich Rolls

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Sandwiches are good for picnics, sure. But an often overlooked option is the sandwich roll. For example, these cucumber and cream cheese rolls are light, tasty, and convenient.

Get the recipe: Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwich Rolls

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

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Cowboy caviar is a kind of dip and bean salad. While there are a few key ingredients, the rest is up to the recipe. And this one is guaranteed to be tasty.

Get the recipe: Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Cajun Egg Salad

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Egg salad is already a great option, whether in a sandwich or as a standalone. This recipe elevates an already great egg salad with cajun spice.

Get the recipe: Cajun Egg Salad

Fresh Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

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This corn salad is loaded with fresh ingredients that keep things simple but also delicious. It’s easy to prepare, and all you need is a container with a lid to eat it fresh and tasty for your picnic.

Get the recipe: Fresh Corn Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

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Simple, readily available ingredients make this delicious Mediterranean veggie sandwich a cinch to prepare. Plus, it’s loaded with fiber, so it’s great for most diets. 

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich

Salad Kabobs

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Salad kabobs are a great way to bring a salad along on the go. Plus, they can be customized to suit different tastes, making everyone happy.

Get the recipe: Salad Kabobs

Protein Snack Pack

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Anybody who is trying to maximize their protein intake should try this. These snack packs are loaded with a huge variety of proteins to please all sorts of palettes.

Get the recipe: Protein Snack Pack

Take-Along Watermelon Skewers with Feta and Mint Pesto

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These skewers combine so many tastes. The watermelon brings juicy sweetness, the feta is crumbly and tangy, and the mint pesto gives everything a herby zing.

Get the recipe: Take-Along Watermelon Skewers with Feta and Mint Pesto

Spicy Hummus without Tahini

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Homemade hummus is one of those things that, once you try it, you might never eat store-bought again. This recipe omits the tahini and offers several different seasoning or spice options to give it lots of flavor.

Get the recipe: Spicy Hummus without Tahini

Pesto Tortellini Salad

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This recipe takes pasta salad in a different direction. Using only five ingredients, it can be whipped up in under 20 minutes. It’s vegetarian-friendly and can be made totally vegan as long as you choose the proper pasta.

Get the recipe: Pesto Tortellini Salad

Tuna Croissant Sandwich

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This tuna croissant sandwich brings all of the flavor. Mixing buttery, flaky croissant with soft, rich tuna and tangy, crispy pickles, it’s a taste sensation.

Get the recipe: Tuna Croissant Sandwich

Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders

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Making pulled chicken in the Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi reduces the workload. Use that chicken to make these BBQ sliders, the perfect size for a picnic.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken Sliders

Mexican Burrito Roll Ups

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Here’s another roll-up recipe that is too good to pass up. These incorporate multiple flavors of Mexican cooking for a flavorful treat that is super easy to make.

Get the recipe: Mexican Burrito Roll Ups

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Every picnic should end with some sort of sweet treat. Rice Krispie treats are a great option because they hold up better than other desserts. And these peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispie treats are the perfect choice.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Creamy Lime Bars

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Another good travel-friendly option is these creamy lime bars. Inspired by Martha Stewart’s key lime bars, this recipe uses regular limes to keep the ingredient list easy to manage.

Get the recipe: Creamy Lime Bars

15 Delicious Dessert Ideas for the 4th of July

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The 4th of July is a special holiday in the U.S. It’s one of the only major summer holidays, so it tends to be a big deal. The fireworks, parades, and big celebrations make it the perfect time for a family get-together. So whether it’s just the immediate family or the whole clan, these 15 4th of July dessert ideas will get people talking about this year’s celebration.

15 Delicious Dessert Ideas for the 4th of July

15 Easy Summer Desserts to Satisfy Your Cravings

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Whether you’re having a BBQ or get-together or want something to finish off a family dinner, there’s nothing like a classic summer dessert. Summer desserts are usually light, fluffy, and often fruity. These 15 summer dessert recipes offer various options so everyone can find a favorite.

15 Easy Summer Desserts to Satisfy Your Cravings

15 Tasty Potluck Desserts to Feed a Crowd

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Everyone secretly wants to have the “star” dish of the potluck. Well, help improve those odds by bringing a dessert. Desserts automatically are worth a few more points, and these 15 best potluck desserts will surely wow people.

15 Potluck Desserts to Feed a Crowd

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