Still looking for something utterly delicious to bring to that Labor Day get-together you’ve been invited to? These classic picnic salad recipes make quick and easy cookout side dishes with loads of showstopping flavor.
You never have to worry about what to bring to a summer cookout or backyard BBQ when you have recipes like these 17 picnic salads at your fingertips! With everything from classic Southern Macaroni Salad and 7 Layer Pea Salad, to creamy potato salads, light pasta salads and even sweet fruit salads, there is something here to make sure your dish gets noticed and you bring home an empty bowl!
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Best of all, each recipe is easy to whip up, pairs perfectly with all your favorites off the grill or at a fish fry and is just begging to become your new cookout holiday tradition! In fact, these recipes are so good, you might forget you’re saying good bye to summer at the season’s last big bash.
My #1 Picnic Salad Tip
When cookout temps are hot and I need my salad and dressing to stay cool, I place my salad bowl in a larger bowl or tray and fill in with ice all around it. Also, when searching for a place to put my dish on the cookout table, I find a place that isn’t in the direct sunlight.
Make & Take Salad Serving Essentials
You’re salad deserves to look as great as it tastes! Here are some of my favorite salad bowls, tongs and servers. They’re perfect for taking your delicious salad to a cookout, potluck, or tailgate and will look stunning on your own dinner table too! This post contains affiliate links.