Friday Favorites: Picnic & BBQ Edition

Happy Friday! It’s been quite a week in my house so I can honestly say I’m ready for a three day weekend. And thank goodness Memorial Day is on Monday so not only can we enjoy an extra day off, but we can also eat some AWESOME picnic food while we’re at it! Talk about a win win.

Here’s a round up of delicious dips, salads, main dishes, and desserts that are perfect for your holiday weekend. There were so many amazing recipes from all those incredible bloggers out there that it was honestly really tough to choose my favorites to share with you today. Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful 3-day weekend everyone!

{dips & salads}

avocado pesto pasta salad with roasted summer veggies— sweet peas and saffron

quinoa kale tomato corn salad— jeanette’s healthy living

avocado and arugula white bean hummus— begin with nutrition

texas caviar couscous— pumpkin & peanut butter

healthy caramelized onion hummus— my fruity kitchen

quinoa vegetable salad with lemon-basil dressing— the garden grazer

avocado dill potato salad— pumpkin & peanut butter

lemon garlic orzo with roasted vegetables— vanilla and bean

chickpea “chicken” salad— veggie inspired


bbq baked bean sandwiches— the local vegan

california chickpea veggie burgers— pumpkin & peanut butter

baked falafel burgers— minimalist baker

bbq pulled sweet potato sandwiches— yup it’s vegan

buffalo chickpea burgers— veggies don’t bite

sweet potato black bean burgers— pumpkin & peanut butter

avocado pesto chickpea salad sandwiches— edible perspective

easy hummus spiral wraps—

summer garden linguine with corn, tomatoes, & fresh herbs— heather christo


southwestern grilled sweet potato salad— audrey’s apron

whole wheat grilled pizza crust— chocolate with grace

grilled fish tacos with lime cabbage slaw— cooking classy

veggie burgers with grilled avocados— simply taralynn

grilled sweet potato fries— gimme some oven

portobello mushroom burger with avocado chimichurri— foodie crush

grilled polenta— saveur

grilled balsamic vegetables— iFoodreal


peanut butter & banana ice cream sandwiches— she likes food

sweet & creamy lemonade popsicles— dine and dish

maple blueberry apple crumble— ceara’s kitchen

vegan coconut chocolate chunk ice cream— two peas & their pod

the healthiest ice cream sandwiches— fork & beans

apple crumble shortbread bars— coconut and berries

oatmeal peanut butter cookie dough “blizzards”— pumpkin & peanut butter

springtime strawberry lime mango crisp— oh she glows


Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


  1. Hiii Liz! My first visit to your site… so nice to be here! What a fabulous round up you have pulled together.. so much deliciousness to choose from (and those grilled sweet potato fries – oh my)! Thank you for sharing my orzo among so many fantastic recipes! I don’t know what I’m making this weekend; so much to choose from! Thank you , Liz!

    • Thanks Traci! You’re right— there are just too many awesome recipes to choose from this weekend. Love you orzo— it’s on my list to try asap!

    • Of course Sophia! I can’t wait to try them!

  2. Hey, Liz! Great roundup! Thanks for including my Chickpea Salad! Pinning!

    • It looks so delicious Jenn! I have a weakness for chickpea salads 🙂

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