Top 10 Picnic Salads. With the summer picnic season beginning, it’s time to think about salads that are good options for outdoor meals.
Top 10 Picnic Salads
Mayonnaise-based salads can be a hazard because mayonnaise can spoil easily in the hot sun. Surprisingly, commercially made mayonnaise is okay to leave out of the refrigerator at room temperature for up to 8 hours. Epicurious has a good article about room temperature mayonnaise.
However, according to the Food and Drug Administration, if the temperature is above 90F degrees, you can only safely leave it out for 1 hour. Read the article from Food Network about this.
Top 10 Picnic Salads Without Mayonnaise
And, of course, you don’t want to make your friends and family sick. Here are my Top 10 Picnic Salads without mayonnaise for you to enjoy.
A delightfully light potato salad with capers, fresh herbs and a wine vinaigrette. Make it in 35 minutes. French Potato Salad Recipe.
Such a refreshing salad of watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes, slivered almonds, mint and feta cheese. Simple, 15-minute recipe. Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad Recipe
Green beans, tomatoes, garlic-packed vinaigrette. Yum! Takes just 20 minutes. Green Bean Tomato Salad Recipe
Sweet Potatoes, sweet peas, tangy cranberries, and creamy pine nuts in a sweet vinaigrette. So good. 30-minute recipe. Sweet Potato Pine Nut Salad Recipe
Wonderfully delicious, lots of protein, and super flavorful, beautiful salad. Takes 45 minutes if you don’t already have cooked brown rice, or 10 minutes using precooked rice. Brown Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts Recipe
Black eyed peas, crunchy vegetables, beautiful color and a little bit spicy dressing. Amazing. 45 minute recipe. Louisiana Black Eyed Pea Salad Recipe
Protein-packed quinoa, mixed berries, nuts and a ginger dressing. Such goodness. Just 30 minutes until you eat. Quinoa Fruit and Nut Salad Recipe
Pasta, green beans, white beans, tomatoes, olives. A meal in one, 30-minute recipe. Gluten Free Pasta Niçoise Recipe
Sweet peas, cucumbers, tomatoes and a tarragon vinaigrette. Super scrumptious salad. 15-minute recipe. Pea and Cucumber Salad Recipe
Barley, mushrooms, green beans, carrots, peppers, and walnuts in a nice dijon dill dressing. Beautiful! Takes less than an hour to make. French Barley Salad Recipe
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