What is your favorite summer picnic food?

Grilled burgers or hot dogs
40% (431 votes)
Salad (all kinds)
20% (214 votes)
Baked beans
4% (46 votes)
7% (72 votes)
Fresh fruit
21% (227 votes)
The dessert part!
8% (83 votes)
Total votes: 1073


Fresh fruit for me! I LOVE fruit. :) Baked beans are second, as long as they're a homemade variety and not just the store canned ones. :)

hoping that a fruit salad counts. I LOVE that. =)

Fresh fruit for sure. The Summer is such a bounty of such yummy fruit after the winter. Berries, cherries, melons, peaches, apricots, nectarines, yum! Plus all the u-pick around here makes it super affordable!

I don't eat hot dogs very often, but during the summer, if we cook out this is a necessity, I love to sneak them off the grill as soon as they are done!

Watermelon! That's by far the best part of summer. Tons of juicy watermelons.

Fresh fruit here too!! Looking forward to picking strawberries in a few weeks! ~Tanya - mama to 5 with #6 on the way. :)

Grilled burger are a VERY close second! Hmmmm, now I'm getting hungry thinking about it :)

Fried Chicken is our family favorite! We like potato salad and raw veggies on the side.:) Just talking about it makes me want to go make some.


fruit salads, pasta salads, potato salads, rice salads, green salads, chicken salads, taco salads...

We love to get creative in the summer time so we don't heat the house up.Salads would be my second favorite.

I too picked salads because there are SO MANY ways to fix a salad - its not just lettuce! A fruit salad is so refreshing. A veggie salad can be a light side dish or a full meal adding meats.

But I will agree burgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill are wonderful. Fried Chicken could be heaven (ok that's a little much) but too much grease/fat for me although it sounds so darned good - and you can add that to a salad too :D

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I chose fresh fruit, because what is a picnic without watermelon?! (secretly though, I might have chosen potato salad as an uber-close second choice.)
My kids will occasionally eat an entire watermelon as their meal in the summer when it's just too hot to even eat. My 4 yr. old can eat an entire one by himself!
I usually pack wraps (spinach, tofurky, cheese) potato salad, watermelon or other fresh fruit, and lemonade when we picnic. Occasionaly, but rarely will we bring a dessert, but the cookie bars look great, so we might try that this weekend!

I said baked beans (because I love them right out of the can), but I really love to go to the deli and get roast beef, macaroni salad, etc. My dad used to take my sisters and I on picnics all the time at a local park when we were kids. I hated it then, but now I really miss it (he's still willing to do picnics, thank goodness!) He always bought those things for us to eat, so it kinda brings back memories :)

I chose sandwiches thinking of yummy & convenience but I like grilled things best.

For me, it's a close call between grilled hamburgers and watermelon. I voted for grilled burgers, but fresh watermelon is SOOOOOOO good!

Salads and fruit are the best. I love them both.

Freshly picked strawberries...yummy:) It doesn't get any better than that!

Gosh this was a hard one, but I picked fresh fruit, my salads & sandwiches would run a very close second.

I would like a very fattening, juicy hamburger about now. I've had my fill of fruit. :O)

I love fresh zucchini!

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