While picnic food should be simple and fuss-free, it doesn't have to be boring. Put together a combination of fresh salad recipes, effortless sandwiches, freshly baked desserts, and refreshing drinks for a memorable al fresco meal. Don't forget to pack your essential picnic gear and check the weather before you leave. On a hot spring or summer day, consider batching your favorite refreshing spring cocktail to wash down the grub. From traditional open-faced sandwiches to tamales and pork buns, here are the best picnic foods to make for your next outdoor outing.