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15 Easy and Impressive Picnic Recipes

Picnics are the prefect way to take a break from it all and enjoy that summer sunshine. You could buy all your picnic food from the store, but a few home-made sandwiches and treats makes a picnic extra special and memorable. Picnic food needs to be simple and easy to transport, but impressive and tasty at the same time. These delicious recipes take less than an hour to whip up, and will make your picnic the one to be at.

1. Muffuletta Sandwich | Ready in 15 Minutes

You'll be the envy of everyone in the park with one these muffuletta sandwiches.

Muffuletta Sandwich

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

2. All Natural Strawberry Lemonade | Ready in 15 Minutes

This 5-star lemonade is better than anything you'll buy at the store. What better way to use fresh summer strawberries?

All Natural Strawberry Lemonade

Photo by Paula

3. Black Bean and Cucumber Salad | Ready in 15 Minutes

Take advantage of those bargain summer veggies, and make this delicious summer salad. The citrus dressing really sets it apart.

Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

Photo by lutzflcat

4. Pasta Side Salad Made Over | Ready in 50 Minutes

This creamy pasta salad is big on flavor and low on guilt thanks to a delicious Miracle Whip Light dressing.

Pasta Salad Made Over

Photo by Kraft

5. Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches | Ready in 20 Minutes

These sandwiches are 5-star favorites, and something just a little bit different.

Curried Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Photo by Sherri

6. Asian Chicken Salad in a Jar | Ready in 25 Minutes

This mason jar salad is perfectly portable and a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken.

Asian Chicken Salad in a Jar

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

7. Corn Dog Bites | Ready in 30 Minutes

Kids, and adults wills love these home-made corn-dogs. Don't forget to bring some ketchup or sweet mustard to go with them.

Corn Dog Bites

photo by footballgrl16

8. Black Bean and Couscous Salad  | Ready in 30 Minutes

This vibrant couscous salad is full of fresh veggies, beans and herbs. It's filling and satisfying.

Black Bean and Couscous Salad

Photo by plantgrub

9. Savory Spanish Potato Salad | Ready in 35 Minutes

Instead of  a regular potato salad, try this piquant Spanish version for a change.

Savory Spanish Potato Salad

Photo by lutzflcat

10. Awesome Pasta Salad | Ready in 40 Minutes

This pasta salad truly is awesome, and a favorite of our home-cooks. It looks and tastes divine,  but it's a cinch to make.

Awesome Pasta Salad

Photo by The Sporadic Cook

11. Lasagna Flatbread | Ready in 40 Minutes

Enjoy the flavor of lasagna without any of the hassle with these ingenious flatbreads made with pasta sauce and ricotta.

Lasagna Flatbread

Photo by lutzflcat

12. Lemon Pie Bars | Ready in 50 Minutes

These 'extra' lemony pie bars will add something zesty to your picnic.

Lemon Pie Bars

Photo by KGora

13. Cheesecake in a Jar | Ready in 55 Minutes

These adorable cheesecakes can be whipped up in no time, but they're even better if you keep them in cool box for a little while before serving.

Cheesecake in a Jar

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

14. Chunky Cheesecake Brownies | Ready in 55 Minutes

If you love cheesecake and brownies, you can have it all with this tasty treat.

Chunky Cheesecake Brownies

Photo by Chekai

15. Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars  | Ready in 55 Minutes

These oaty bars will give you just enough energy for that last game of frisbee.

Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Photo by raph2122

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at stasty.com.