Gallery: 29 Dishes to Bring to Your Next Picnic

Great Deviled Eggs
Great Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs are pretty basic. But basic doesn't necessarily mean boring. They're perfectly cooked and a great base for any add-ins you can dream up.

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Smokey Deviled Eggs
Smokey Deviled Eggs

Smooth and creamy, these deviled eggs are amped up with a good hit of paprika.

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Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

These little guys are a great hors d' oeuvre that never fails to please. An added plus? They come together in no time.

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Spice-Rubbed Southern Fried Chicken
Spice-Rubbed Southern Fried Chicken

This fried chicken, coated in a blend of chile powders, is a fiery force to be reckoned with.

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Double-Fried Chicken
Double-Fried Chicken

The tart-hot combo of the fried jalapeños and lemon slices offsets the juicy meat perfectly.

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Refried Popeyes (aka Extra Crispy Popeye's Fried Chicken)
Refried Popeyes (aka Extra Crispy Popeye's Fried Chicken)

Crispy, crunchy refried chicken? How bad could that be? The fascinating method takes its cue from traditional french fries and Korean fried chicken and results in a perfectly golden brown crust and meat that's still extra juicy.

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Three Melon Salad With Mint
Three Melon Salad With Mint

A refreshing alternative to heavier desserts that combines watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew.

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Garlic Dill Pickles
Garlic Dill Pickles

No picnic is complete without pickles, and these garlic dills will change the way you approach them. If you make them as refrigerator pickles, you can stash them away for cooler months to remind you of summer.

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Grilled Panzanella Salad
Grilled Panzanella Salad

You're bound to end up with half a loaf of day-old, stale bread lying around every once in a while, so why not turn it into a tasty and refreshing summer salad?

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Maple Baked Beans
Maple Baked Beans

The healthy dose of quality, salty, cured, fatty pork in this recipe will make you look down on the ketchupy, mushy baked beans of your past and look forward to years of bean nirvana.

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Rosemary and Lemon White Bean Dip
Rosemary and Lemon White Bean Dip

Take a breather from your hummus routine and give this smooth, creamy dip a go. We promise it won't disappoint.

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Extra Crunchy Potato Chips
Extra Crunchy Potato Chips

The name pretty much says it all. These bad boys combine the blond color and straight-forward salty potato flavor of a thin, old-school chip, and the hefty crunch of a kettle chip.

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Jalapeño Jack Cornbread
Jalapeño Jack Cornbread

Cornbread gets just a little bit spicier with the addition of jalapeños and jack cheese.

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Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto
Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto

Fresh herb pesto makes a flavorful dressing for a summery pasta salad studded with green peas and crunchy walnuts.

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Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad
Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad

A potato salad so creamy and delicious you won't believe it's vegan.

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Classic Potato Salad
Classic Potato Salad

A good potato salad can be as interesting as the burger it precedes. Tangy, salty, and sweet with a texture that's simultaneously creamy, crunchy, and fluffy in each bite,this potato salad is, dare we say, perfect.

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Tortellini Pasta Salad
Tortellini Pasta Salad

This easy pasta salad is perfect for picnics when combined with summer vegetables and a simple Dijon vinaigrette.

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Bocce Pasta Salad
Bocce Pasta Salad

We know, we know—sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese are so 1989. We hope you trust us because this barbecue side is worth the trip down memory lane.

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Roasted Tomato Salsa
Roasted Tomato Salsa

The fresh flavors of homemade salsa are all here, but with a little more tomato intensity, some added sweetness, and a heat that packs a punch.

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Charred Tomatillo and Yellow Pepper Salsa
Charred Tomatillo and Yellow Pepper Salsa

Smooth and beautiful in color, this salsa will work great in fish tacos, on roasted or grilled corn, or mixed into rice and beans.

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Ancho-Chipotle Salsa with Chocolate and Fried Almonds
Ancho-Chipotle Salsa with Chocolate and Fried Almonds

Combining cocoa, sweet ancho, spicy, smoky chipotle, and toasty, fried almonds results in an earthy, slightly sweet flavor palette inspired by the flavors of Mexican mole.

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Walnut Habanero Salsa with Roasted Garlic and Orange
Walnut Habanero Salsa with Roasted Garlic and Orange

This salsa is perfectly balanced. The toasted quality of the garlic and nuts tempers the boldness of the habanero and orange juice, so no one flavor is too strong.

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Peach Salsa with Pickled Red Onions and Serrano Chiles
Peach Salsa with Pickled Red Onions and Serrano Chiles

This muy fuerte salsa is tangy and spicy, and it looks like delicious, edible confetti (which it sort of is). The quick-pickled red onions add enough acid to keep you from shoveling chips in your mouth after a bite of serrano chile, and fresh peach adds natural sweetness.

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Grilled Cuban Sandwich
Grilled Cuban Sandwich

On paper the ingredients for a Cuban sandwich are fairly run of the mill—ham, Swiss, roast pork, mustard, and pickles—but when pressed and grilled together within a loaf of Cuban bread, sandwich magic happens.

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BLT Sandwiches with Candied Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Jam
BLT Sandwiches with Candied Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Jam

These BLTs are next-level with plain old bacon swapped out for crispy, candied bacon and tomatoes turned into a sweet-tart jewel-like jam.

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The Ultimate Lobster, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwiches
The Ultimate Lobster, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Tomato Sandwiches

A rich, multi-layered sandwich that combines all that is delicious about summer- the love child of a BLT and a lobster roll.

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Classic New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwich
Classic New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwich

As one of the few foods that actually gets better as it sits around at room temperature, it's ideal picnic fare.

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Deviled Ham Salad Sandwich
Deviled Ham Salad Sandwich

Smoked ham, intense and rich, is the base for this tasty sandwich piled high on buttered sweet rolls.

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Shrimp and Deviled Egg Salad Rolls
Shrimp and Deviled Egg Salad Rolls

While not as ethereal as a perfect lobster roll, these shrimp and deviled-egg salad rolls might be the perfect low-brow alternative for a picnic.

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