Perfect Picnic Salad

June 3, 2019

Perfect Picnic Salad


Perfect Picnic Salad

Summer fresh vegetables in a tangy dressing, this is a unique and delicious chopped salad made without mayo, the perfect Picnic Salad.

Corn, cucumbers, roma tomato, red onion, black beans, shredded cheese, green onions, tossed together with Catalina dressing!  Yes, you read that correctly.   The Catalina dressing brings the flavours together and the results are really delicious.   You’re going to want to PIN this recipe now.  Trust me!

Summer fresh salad for a crowd with corn, beans, cucumber, red onion, chopped tomato and shredded cheese


Intentional Leftovers

This is a large quantity recipe, perfect for potlucks, picnics and MEAL PREP.   So easy to make, using readily accessible ingredients, this Picnic Salad is a meal preppers dream.  Make a batch on Meal Prep day, divide into individual serving sizes and you’ve got the start of a delicious lunch.   Add a few grilled shrimp and you’ve got a gourmet lunch, that you’ll look forward to eating.


Chop all vegetables, drain corn, and beans.



Combine corn and beans in a bowl.


Place all chopped vegetables in bowl with corn and beans. Add dressing and toss to combine


Picnic Salad; corn, kidney beans, cucumber, red onion, zucchini tossed in Catalina dressing

Picnic Salad

This crowd sized recipe is perfect for picnics. No mayo, lots of crisp veggies and meal prep friendly, you'll be making this one again and again.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Picnic Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Author: loveonaplate


  • 2 cups kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 zucchini chopped, optional
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives drained
  • 1 cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 ½ cup corn chips


  • Place beans and corn in a large serving dish and toss to combine. Fold in the vegetables.
  • Pour dressing over the mixture and stir to combine.
  • Top with cheese and corn chips and serve.




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