Want to avoid food safety concerns, and simply pack a picnic without worry of cross-contamination? Here are 9 delicious recipes that will stay safe on the picnic table, so you can relax and enjoy the summer sun!
If you are grilling or cooking fresh foods, follow these food safety tips for a perfect BBQ.
Toss this black bean salad with fresh summer corn and a cilantro lime vinaigrette for a bright and refreshing picnic side dish. This healthy salad pairs perfectly with hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats!
Source: Gluten Free Goddess
You’ll never miss the mayo in this totally delicious potato salad. Champagne vinegar and tarragon give this picnic side tons of flavor, and you won’t have to keep this potato salad on ice!
Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen
Make use of all those fresh summer vegetables with this light and flavorful grilled summer vegetable pasta salad. The dressing is a light and fresh lemon-basil vinaigrette that compliments the flavor of the veggies and isn’t at all heavy.
Source: Oh She Glows
Kale is a hearty green that won’t wilt in the hot sun. Bring this tangy, crunchy salad to a picnic for a standout side dish.
Source: Pham Fatale
Roll up veggies and hummus in a wrap, slice, and you’ve got healthy and delicious picnic finger food! These mediterranean pinwheels are fabulous for sharing.
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod
Give your fruit salad a makeover with quinoa and a honey lime dressing. This light and refreshing salad is a great, novel way to enjoy the fruits of summer.
Source: Simply Quinoa
These Tex-Mex burgers are packed with beans, onions, garlic, peppers, corn and spice. Grilling the veggies brings out a rich, smoky flavor that makes these burgers incredible. Another bonus with veggie burgers? There’s no yucky raw meat to worry about!
Source: Community Table
These handy corn dog mini muffins are perfect for barbecues and picnics. Bake up a big batch of these savory muffins and watch them disappear!
Source: Tidy Mom
Melted desserts are no fun, so plan ahead and bring a tray of apple berry hand pies to your next outdoor potluck. These yummy pies can sit in the sun and still hold their shape- they make the perfect grab-and-go treat!
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