35 Recipes for Your Summer Picnics

Last week we took cold fried chicken to our picnic feast. But there's plenty more we could pack in the picnic basket. Classic potato salad, pasta salads with peas and pesto, deviled ham sandwiches, and much more. Here are 35 make-ahead, take-along-friendly recipes for your next picnic. Click through the slideshow above, or jump to a specific recipe in the list below.

Hors D'oeuvres and Pickles

Great Deviled Eggs
Curried Pickled Zucchini
Sweet and Spicy Pickle Relish
Garlic Dill Pickles
Pickled Spring Onions
Bread and Butter Pickles

Make-Ahead Salads

Spicy Shrimp and Green Apple Salad
Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto
Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad with Cucumbers, Red Peppers, and Basil (Vegan)
Marinated Kale and Chickpea Salad With Sumac Onions
Quinoa with Corn, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Lime
Esquites (Warm Mexican Street Corn Salad)
Classic Potato Salad
Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions and Basil
Sichuan-Style Chicken Salad
Stone Fruit Salad with Ginger-Lime Syrup and Mint
Summer Fruit Panzanella

Sandwiches and Mains

Andrew Carmellini's Fried Chicken
Crying Tiger (Thai-style Grilled Steak with Dry Chili Dipping Sauce)
Cuban Medianoche Sandwich
Deviled Ham Salad Sandwich
Smoked Salmon and Dill Tea SandwichesHerbed Cucumber Radish Tea Sandwiches
Reuben Danish
Broccoli Rabe and Antipasti Panini with Olive Salad
The Spuckie Sandwich
Garlicky Broccoli Rabe, Fresh Mozzarella, and Tomato Jam Sandwich


Classic Pecan Pie
Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Perfect Brownies
Mixed Berry Pie (Made with Fresh Berries)
12 Easy Lemonade Variations
Classic Lusty Red Sangria
Fresh Watermelon Sangria
Aperol Gin Punch