9 Food Safety Ready Picnic Recipes

9 Food Safety Ready Picnic Recipes | thegoodstuff

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. 

Black Bean Salad


Source: KitchMe

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!

No-Mayo Potato Salad


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!

Summer Veggie Pasta


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.

No-Wilt Kale Salad


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.

Mediterranean Pinwheel Wraps


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.

Hearty Quinoa Fruit Salad


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.

No-Meat Burgers


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!

Corn Dog Mini Muffins


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!

Apple Berry Hand Pies


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!

Get More Good Stuff

Celebrate picnic season with more don’t-miss ideas, tips, and tricks:

8 Essentials for the Perfect Summer Picnic

Pack the Perfect Picnic

6 Sizzling Outdoor Summer Party Ideas