Scrumptious Summer Picnic Food Ideas

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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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  1. Very nice blog! One recipe that I make for my outdoor picnics is grilled chicken with basil pesto sauce. I first grill chicken breasts in a cast iron skilled until thoroughly cooked on both sides. Next I make a soy and dairy free pesto sauce. The ingredients for the sauce are as follows: combine 2 to 3 packages of fresh basil with 1/8 of a cup of olive oil, a handful of cashews or pignoli nuts, and 1 package of Daiya non soy and dairy cheese. Put all of the ingredients together in a blender and mix for one minute. You can heat this sauce for 2 minutes on a low flame and spread on chicken breasts. You can either use a French or Italian bread for this recipe. Enjoy!

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