The warm summer weather is here bringing with it outdoor dining in the backyard, sun-drenched picnics and summer concerts in the park. Sure, the obvious food choices are sandwiches, cut-up fruit and veggies and cheese and crackers. But if you want to make your al fresco dining a little more interesting we have gathered a list of delicious, perfect-for-summer dishes that are quick and easy to make.
Berrytart With Creme Legere from Once Upon A Cakestand
What’s a picnic without a great tart? This one is especially rich and decadent and uses fresh berries which are super-healthy and also very affordable this time of year.
Pan Bagnat from Coconut & Lime
If you love Nicoise Salad and bread – here is the perfect combination. This is an easy sandwich that you can make the night before and take anywhere.
Chinese Chicken Salad from Foodie Crush
This protein-packed dish is sure to be a hit with the kids and you can make everything at home and just add the lettuce and dressing later.
Summer Vegetable Salad from Cooking With Amy
Summertime is the perfect time for fresh, local produce. This dish works well for a picnic because you can grill the veggies outdoors, or make them ahead at home and serve at room temperature.
Watermelon Lemonade from Smitten Kitchen
This drink is so summery, so affordable and so incredibly easy to make. And with the boost of Vitamin C and Lycopene it’s almost silly not to.
What’s your favorite dish to take on a picnic?
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