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What makes a recipe good for a picnic is something that's portable and won't spoil super-fast in the summer sun. It can be refreshing, nosh-worthy, savory, and not too complicated to handle. You want to relax and enjoy your food as you wait for the fireworks to begin. It definitely makes the wait more pleasant! Corn! It's so summery and American. So go with it. Breathe new life into your summer picnic or backyard barbecue with this simple salad of fresh tomatoes and sweet corn. And for boozy barbecues, we have some casual, barbecue-friendly dishes to soak up that alcohol: Try a few of our 4th of July recipes.