Picnic Salads & Beyond: 15 Recipes for Memorial Day

Recipe Roundup

Memorial Day weekend is on the horizon — bringing with it the promise of warm summer days, laid-back weekends, and vacation days with friends and family. The Memorial Day holiday is of course one of the prime picnic days of the year, so we're thinking ahead about food we'd like to serve. Fresh grain salads and flavorful pasta salads are at the top of the list! Here are some favorite recipes, along with some equally yummy sandwiches and a couple of sweet treats that are great for a picnic.

TOP ROW
• 1 Sweet and Savory Wild Rice Salad
• 2 Meyer Lemon Grain Salad with Asparagus, Almonds and Goat Cheese
• 3 Pearl Couscous Salad with Mint and Pecans
• 4 Winter Wheat Berry Salad with Figs and Red Onion
• 5 Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 Roasted Garlic, Olive and Tomato Pasta Salad
• 7 Tortellini and Spring Vegetable Salad
• 8 Pork Tenderloin and Onion Jam Sandwiches
• 9 Farmer's Lunch Sandwich
• 10 BBQ Cabbage and Sausage Stuffed Sandwiches

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles
• 12 Lemony Pesto Pasta with Edamame & Almonds
• 13 Leafy Green Salad Alternative For Picnics and Parties
• 14 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
• 15 Chocolate Chip Cookie-Stuffed Yellow Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

More Picnic Tips:
Bring Baby Along to a Picnic Party
Help Me Throw a Spring Birthday Picnic in Central Park
What's Your Idea Of A Perfect Picnic?
Keeping Cool: Have a Picnic by the Water
10 Pieces of Inspiration for Planning Your Summer Picnics

Great Picnic Gear:
4 Picnic Blankets for Outdoor Lunches
Best Picnic Knives
Getaway Gear: Picnic Bag with Service for Two
Look! Favorite Picnic Sets from Etsy
Limited Edition Picnic Kit from Heat

Do you have any big plans for Memorial Day weekend this year?

(Images: See linked recipes for full image credits)