5 Easy Picnic Food Ideas You Won't Want to Miss
Got an upcoming outdoor event, and looking for some quick, easy picnic food?
With dozens of options available to you, it might be easy to feel a little overwhelmed.
Don't worry - we've got you!
Join us, today as we roll out five awesome, no frills, delicious recipes to transform your next picnic.
When it comes to easy picnic food, there's a reason some things are classics.
And there's nothing more classic than pizza.
Begin a dough with 1 tbsp yeast, 1 cup warm water, and 1 tbsp sugar. Let this sit for five minutes before adding 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp salt, and 3 cups flour. Add more flour until the sides of the bowl come away clean.
Roll your dough into a rectangular sheet, then top with a layer of pasta sauce, grated cheese, and vegetables and pepperoni to your taste. Then roll this sheet up into a tube. Use a sharp knife to cut this tube into thin discs, and garnish these with leftover cheese and garlic salt.
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahreinheit and put your uncooked discs onto a greased baking tray. Bake for 13 and 15 minutes, or until roll-ups are golden and crispy looking.
Homemade Salsa And Chips
For something a little simpler but just as tasty, you have to try some delicious spring salsa with a bag of chips.
Combine 1 1/2 cups of chopped cherry tomatoes, 1 cup of frozen corn, 1/4 cup of diced red onion, 2 tablespoons of cilantro, and a clove of minced garlic in a glass jar. Add a whole minced jalapeno (without seeds) and 2 tbsp of lime juice.
Mix well, then season to taste. This goes perfectly with a bag of plain, store-bought corn chips.
Another simple picnic food that's sure to get the nod from your kids and friends is skewered foods.
Which skewered foods?
The sky is honestly the limit. Skewer pickled onions along with various cheeses and a fold or two of salami. Spear a cherry tomato to a falafel and some leftover chicken nuggets.
Looking for something sweet? Skewer grapes to melon balls and dip the whole confection in some relatively cheap cooking chocolate.
These are always well received and do not have to be expensive to make.
Three Minute Rice Crispy Bars
As a dessert, this one plays well with most picnic audiences.
Line a small plate with parchment paper and keep it ready.
Next, use a microwave safe bowl to melt 2 tbsp peanut butter and 1 tbsp brown rice syrup together. Pour this mixture over 1/2 cup of crispy rice cereal and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Stir this mixture until everything is thoroughly covered.
Form bars with this mixture (you can eyeball it) and lay these out on your plate, then refrigerate them for 30 minutes.
Done (and delicious)!
Roasted Corn and Poblano Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
While salads at a picnic can be problematic and messy, some picnics call for them.
Our suggestion? Try this delicious creation on for size.
Grill 3 cups of corn, 1 diced red onion, 1 halved, seeded poblano, and 1 cubed avocado for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Add these to a large bowl with 1 chopped tomato, 1/2 tbsp honey, 2-3 tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper. Toss these ingredients vigorously, while slowly drizzling in 3 tbsp olive oil.
Finish by adding 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, tossing until thoroughly mixed. Serve warm or cold - amazing!
Easy Picnic Food: You're Welcome
A picnic without great picnic food is a truly sad affair.
Hopefully, you've discovered something inspirational on our list today to help kick your next picnic up a notch.
Looking for more great picnic ideas? Check out some of our other awesome blog posts, today, and get busy in the kitchen creating something truly special.