24 Picnic & Potluck Salad Recipes that Hold Up Well

Picnic
Living in the Northeast, I always make a point to spend as much time as possible outside when the weather is nice during the spring, summer and fall. And that means picnics!

I’m a total picnic fan and think there’s something magical about eating outside at the park, sitting on the grass, and taking in some sun. I get giddy packing up containers of food for Pete and I, and plan ahead to make things that will hold up well.

In my opinion, lettuce-based salads are out of the question because they get wilted way too quickly, but there are plenty of other salads that are perfect to take for a few hours outside. I’ve gathered up some of my favorites from the archives of Fifteen Spatulas, and also shared a few extras from some of my food blogging friends. Happy picnic-ing!
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Crazy Good Celery Salad

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Tabbouleh

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Stephen’s Favorite Salmon Salad

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Greek Zucchini Salad

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Brussel Sprouts with Candied Pecans, Bacon, and Ricotta Salata

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Salsa Verde Dressed Red Potato Salad

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Red Potato Salad

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Potato Salad with Kale Pesto and Bacon

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Quinoa Salad with Feta and Chia Seeds

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Three Secrets to Great Broccoli Salad

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Three Keys to Great Egg Salad

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Herb Lemon White Bean Salad

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Asparagus Coin and Chickpea Salad

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Cranberry Chicken Salad

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Slow Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

BeanCornSalad

Fresh Corn and Avocado Bean Salad

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Tomato Cucumber Barley Salad

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Crisp Asian Broccoli Salad

And more recipes from some food blogger friends:

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Summer Quinoa and Veggies Salad with Honey-Shallot Vinaigrette

Grilled Corn Salad with Fresh Herbs

Italian Chopped Salad

Enjoy the warm weather!