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You’ve been invited to a picnic and you want to bring a dish to share. Consider trying your hand at one of these delicious Picnic Side Dishes. This list will inspire you to try something new and no matter what you make, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

A tasty collection of side dishes that you can bring to your next picnic.

Feast your eyes on these recipes! If you weren’t planning a picnic or BBQ, you just might be after you get done reading!


Hawaiian Macaroni Salad // Yellow Bliss Road

black bean and couscous salad - YBR

Black Bean and Couscous Salad // Yellow Bliss Road

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Corn Tomato Avocado Salad // Tastes of Lizzy T

parmesan zucchini and corn - damn delicious

Parmesan Zucchini Corn // Damn Delicious

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Classic Taco Salad // Belle of the Kitchen

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German Potato Salad // Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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Classic Cole Slaw // Real Housemoms

tortellini pasta salad-peas and crayons

Tortellini Pasta Salad // Peas and Crayons

Green Summer Salad - The Girl Creative

Green Summer Salad // The Girl Creative

Grandma's Potato Salad - Julie's Eats and Treats

Grandma’s Potato Salad // Julie’s Eats and Treats

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Grilled Veggie Kabobs // Real Housemoms

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Hawaiian Pasta Salad // Spend with Pennies


Dill Cream Cheese Cucumber Boats // This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

roasted sweet potato salad - averie cooks

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad // Averie Cooks

Beefy Baked Beans

Beefy Baked Beans with Bacon // Yellow Bliss Road

Grilled Vegetable and Peach Salad

Grilled Vegetable and Peach Salad // Your Homebased Mom

creamy pea salad - love bakes good cakes

Creamy Pea Salad // Love Bakes Good Cakes

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Greek Green Bean Salad // Peas and Crayons

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Parmesan Pesto Deviled Eggs // Lemon Tree Dwelling

Maple Bacon Wrapped Roasted Carrots-closet cooking

Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Roasted Carrots // Closet Cooking

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Grilled Pineapple // Wine and Glue


Cucumber Greek Salad // Kenarry

mexican corn on the cob - damn delicious

Mexican Corn on the Cob // Damn Delicious

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Italian Cole Slaw // Kleinworth & Co.

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Grilled Baked Potatoes with Onions // Tastes of Lizzy T

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A tasty collection of side dishes that you can bring to your next picnic.


Diana is the owner of The Girl Creative blog where she shares pretty printables, tasty treats and simple crafts. She is happily married and a busy mom of 3. She loves Jesus, Diet Coke and cookie dough.

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  1. Nancy says:

    I’ve been searching the web for a side dish to bring to a backyard picnic and so many are hot. Noooo, I need to transport this from home and serve, so a cold dish is a must. Also, I’m trying to avoid onions and garlic. No easy task! There are some recipes where the garlic or onion (not “and”) is a small amount so I may be able to just leave it out.

    But the picnic side dishes on this site look fabulous. Looking forward to making some.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Nancy for taking the time to check us out. Please feel free to leave us some feedback in the comments about what you
      chose. Have a great day!

  2. sarah says:

    avocado salad one of my fav,thanks for sharing

  3. Gina Kleinworth says:

    AMAZING round up Diana & Kristin!!! Thanks for including my slaw 🙂