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Try our cup-size variation on this summer picnic classic. Coarsely chop the potatoes and vegetables and then toss with salad greens, tomatoes, and mustard dressing. Serve the salad in individual cups with the dressing on the side so the salad doesn't get soggy during transport.
This simple veggies-and-hummus on pita bread is a great choice for a Fourth of July picnic basket. Slice the veggies beforehand and pack them in separate containers so it will only take a few minutes to put this tasty sandwich together.
You'll love making your own jar of this tasty summer picnic snack; plan to make the pickles at least one week in advance to let them soak in the vinegar and dill.
This festively colored fruit salad is a great bring-with-you Fourth of July picnic dessert. Mix chopped fruit, such as peeled peaches, nectarines, pears, and grapes, with watermelon juice and gelatin for the refreshingly sweet dessert.
Veggie-friendly variations on slider sandwiches are the perfect choice for a picnic appetizer. Make the bean spread a few days ahead and prep the veggies the night before, so everyone will get to stack their own sandwiches on site.
This refreshing and easy-to-make tomato salad is ready in just 20 minutes and makes a perfect picnic appetizer. Prep the tomatoes and dressing before you leave and pack them separately in resealable containers; pour the dressing over the tomatoes when you're ready to serve the salad so the tomatoes don't soak up too much flavor.
This ready-in-30-minutes salad is a good recipe choice for a Fourth of July picnic because the ingredients are mixed in a large, portable mason jar. Keep the dressing in a separate jar and add when you're ready to eat the salad.
Try one of these twists (or all three!) on the classic summer drink by steeping it with fresh fruit, veggies, or herbs. Our variations include cucumber lemonade, watermelon-and-strawberry lemonade, and basil lemonade. Plan accordingly, because for each recipe you'll want to chill at least 8 hours to allow the additions to flavor the lemonade.
Top a bowl of strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe, and kiwi with a mixture of lime juice, orange juice, honey, and fresh mint for a healthy Fourth of July dessert. Serve it immediately or keep it in your picnic cooler packed in ice for a few hours until you're ready.
Skip the store-bought salsa for a flavorful homemade version with fresh ingredients. Pack it in a mason jar as an easy snack for your Fourth of July picnic. Don't forget the chips!
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