Beyond the meat, I have never really enjoyed picnic food. So, for an upcoming park picnic for about 50 people, I'd like to put the traditional macaroni salad and deviled eggs aside and modernize things a bit. Here's the trick: I want to keep some of the traditional favorites by name, but just change up the ingredients and prep. So there might still be potato salad; it just won't look creamy white and mushy.
We're good on the meats; it's the sides I could use your help with. Any ideas and recipes?