9 Supereasy Dishes for a Father's Day Picnic

By F&W Editors Posted June 17, 2016

Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to get the family outside for a meal. Here are nine simple picnic-friendly recipes to celebrate Dad.

1. Egg Salad with Herbs and Pickles

Food & Wine: Herbed Egg Salad

© Eva Kolenko

F&W's Kay Chun forgoes mayonnaise in favor of tangy Greek yogurt for this easy egg salad. She amps up the flavor with herbs like parsley and tarragon as well as tangy capers and crunchy cornichons.

2. Santa Fe Quinoa Salad

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Dad will love the Southwestern flavors in this quinoa salad, which is ready in just 20 minutes.

3. Grilled Potato Salad with Mustard Seeds

Food & Wine: Grilled Potato Salad with Mustard Seeds

John Kernick

It wouldn’t be a picnic without potato salad. Grilled potatoes give this version terrific crunch.

4. Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime

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This refreshing salad tastes like summer and requires very little prep.

5. Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Parsley and Feta

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Orecchiette is an unexpected, but fun, pasta salad choice.

6. Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Tarragon Dressing

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This green bean and tomato salad brings the fresh veggie factor that every picnic needs.

7. Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

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No need to warm up these fantastic picnic sandwiches.

8. Bulgogi-Style Pepper Steak Sandwiches

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We love these steak sandwiches, which are full of Asian flavors. Dad will love them, too.

9. Salted Fudge Brownies

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F&W’s Kate Krader makes the most epic salted fudge brownies. They can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and are perfect for a picnic dessert.

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