I always make a point to spend as much time as possible outside when the weather is nice, and that means picnics are a must!

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 my family, 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:

Red Potato Salad:

Red Potato Salad - In a Gray Bowl with Fresh Herbs and Scallions

Egg Salad:

Egg Salad Sandwich on a Wooden Board with Pickle

Broccoli Salad:

Broccoli Salad - In a Blue Bowl with Red Onion and Raisins

Carrot Raisin Salad:

Carrot Raisin Salad - On a Blue Plate with Fork

Shrimp Salad:

A big white bowl filled with shrimp salad studded with celery and dill

Curry Chicken Salad:

Curry Chicken Salad - In a Low White Bowl with Raisins and Chives

Caprese Pasta Salad:

Caprese Pasta Salad - in White Bowl with Fresh Basil and Grape Tomatoes

Zucchini Ribbon Salad:

Zucchini Ribbon Salad - With Basil, Walnuts, and Grana Padano in Blue Bowl

Greek Zucchini Salad:

Zucchini Salad - With Raw Zucchini Chunks, Chickpeas, and Olives in Bowl

Salmon Salad:

Salmon Salad - In a Bowl with Fresh Dill and Serving Spoon

Shaved Fennel, Orange & Beet Salad:

Fennel Orange Salad - with pistachios, fresh mint citrus vinaigrette on a plate

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans:

Mexican Black Bean Corn Salad in Bowl with Lime Wedges on Side

Cranberry Chicken Salad:

Cranberry Chicken Salad - in White Dish with Celery and Craisins

Waldorf Chicken Salad:

Waldorf Chicken Salad - In a White Bowl With Grapes, Pecans, Apples, Celery, and a Mayonnaise Dressing

White Bean Salad:

White Bean Salad - in White Low Bowl With Herbs, Lemon, and Red Onion

Tomato Burrata Salad:

Burrata Caprese on White Plate with Balsamic Drizzle

Fresh Corn and Avocado Bean Salad:

Avocado Bean Salad - In White Bowl with Corn and Tomatoes

Crazy Good Celery Salad


Asparagus Coin and Chickpea Salad

Slow Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Tomato Cucumber Barley Salad

Crisp Asian Broccoli Salad

Brussel Sprouts with Candied Pecans, Bacon, and Ricotta Salata

Salsa Verde Dressed Red Potato Salad

Potato Salad with Kale Pesto and Bacon

Quinoa Salad with Feta and Chia Seeds

Enjoy the weather!