7 Yummy Picnic Sides


Whether you are having a picnic for 4 or 40 these picnic sides can be a great addition. All have lots of flavor and can be made in large or small batches for your gatherings.

BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) Pasta Salad (click for link to recipe)

Who doesn’t love a BLT with lots of crisp bacon? How about making it into a salad with a pasta twist. This hearty salad give you lots of all the great things you love about a BLT – lots of bacon and flavor!

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans (click for link to recipe)

These thick hearty beans make a great warm side dish for any picnic gathering. They are super hearty and make a good amount for any gathering!

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction (click for link to recipe)

This salad blends a summer favorite, watermelon, with salty Feta cheese and a sweet balsamic reduction. It has lots of flavor and is cool and refreshing on a warm day!

Italian Pasta Salad (click for link to recipe)

This Italian Pasta Salad is made with cheese tortellini to make a hearty dish for any gathering. Having grilled Italian sausage this would make a perfect side with diced roasted red pepper, fresh mozzarella cheese, and tortellini!

Amazing Three Bean Salad (click for link to recipe)

German Potato Salad (click for link to recipe)

If we bring this salad to any picnic it is always a hit. The tangy vinegar with the salty bacon tastes amazing! Someone usually comments how their grandmother or aunt used to make this salad and they haven’t had it in years. I love hearing their memories from this dish.

Ramen Noodle Asian Salad (click for link to recipe)

This Ramen Noodle Asian Salad takes me back many years ago when everyone was making this salad with sunflower seeds and bits of crunchy Ramen Noodles. This twist with edamame and sliced almonds is a great throwback recipe.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika says:

    That is a very good variety of different types of salads. I am intrigued by the watermelon salad.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It took me a while to work up the courage to try it. Now I LOVE it! Adds a different taste and texture to the dish the sweet/salty play.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika says:

        I will keep it in mind. That is what I thought is interesting, the sweet/salty taste and for sure it adds a freshness too!

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  2. We have been enjoying “picnic” meals on our back porch. 🌳🍓🍃

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Us too! Los of grilling and salads! Yummy!

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  3. masgautsen says:

    Oh, these all look a treat! I really enjoy a good watermelon salad

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love watermelon everything! So yummy!

      Like

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