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Easy Picnic Food Ideas

Spring is here, and it won’t be too long when summer will make its presence known with the scorching heat.  These are the two best seasons for picnics.  The weather is just right.  These are the perfect seasons for kid-friendly fare, portable desserts, and your favorite recipes. This is the perfect time to look for easy picnic food ideas.

Load up the car with your family and friends.  Prepare good food, bring music, and enjoy the spring sunshine outdoors. There are so many delicious foods that you can prepare from salads to pies. There are recipes that celebrate the best of spring. Celebrate the warmer weather, go outside and enjoy life.

If you’re too busy, and you don’t have all the time in the world to cook, so we suggest these healthy and quick recipes for an awesome picnic.

What’s For Starter?

You need something to nibble on.  So, begin the picnic with a good starter.  Set the good mood and satisfy hungry stomachs with some easy starters.  Bring out a container with Pinwheels!  These are delicious and fun appetizers which are perfect for picnics.  They are tasty and easy to make.  They’re fun additions to your spread.  Prepare these Italian Pinwheels from Tornadough or Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels from Lemon Tree Dwelling.

picnic starters pinwheels

Prepare Mains for Sharing

Keep your main dishes simple.  Prepare things that you can make at home.  Slice them up once you get to the picnic. Prepare Elena's 'Cheeky Tortilla' Quiche from RealFood Tesco.

elenas cheeky tortilla quiche

You can also try these Tear and Share Sausage Rolls from Kitchen Sanctuary.  These rolls are easy to make.  They taste amazing whether warm or cold.  You can get a ready-rolled pastry from the local supermarket, so you can pop these rolls in the oven quickly.  Ideally, make them a day before the picnic, refrigerate, and you can serve them hot or cold.

Tear and Share Sausage Rolls

Make a Salad

Prepare salad to pair with your main dishes.  Your salad will fill out the meal.  Make sure to prepare the salad ahead of time. Don’t add the dressing until the picnic when you’re all ready to enjoy the salad.  Just prepare everything and toss them all together and serve.  Whip up this Broccoli Cranberry Salad from Spend with Pennies or Corn, Avocado, & Black Bean Summer Salad from Jennifer Meyering.

The Broccoli Cranberry Salad is the perfect side for a picnic dish.  It is healthy, packed with broccoli, apples, cranberries, and nuts.  It is crisp, colorful, and delicious.  To get a little crunch, you can add chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts.  You can also add sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

Broccoli Cranberry Salad 

The Corn, Avocado, & Black Bean Summer Salad is the perfect salad for spring or summer.  It is also perfect for dipping with chips, or you can wrap your favorite pita bread with it.

Corn, Avocado, & Black Bean Summer Salad

Finish It All With Desserts

Keep your desserts sweet and simple by packing something simple like slices of cakes or brownies. Prepare something ahead of time – something that you can slice up once you get to the picnic.  You can try making these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from The Stay At Home Chef. These are the perfect cinnamon rolls.  They’re soft, fluffy, and gooey.  These things melt in your mouth when they’re warm.  They’ll be a huge picnic hit!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls 

You can also prepare these Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Muffins from Sugar Spun Run. These are decadent.  They’re chocolate muffins filled with peanut butter.  They’re studded with chocolate chips for extra deliciousness.

chocolate muffins

Enjoy Your Picnic with Our Bamboo Portable Outdoor Folding Picnic Table


Bamboo Portable Outdoor Folding Picnic Table


Need something to put your food on?  Why not get our Bamboo Portable Outdoor Folding Picnic Table? It’s a 1-piece design and includes a carrying case.  You don’t have to install it or carry its parts.  It folds and unfolds quite easily.  It is so convenient to carry.  It’s perfect for outdoor activities including a picnic! Get yours here.