Let’s Picnic!

Healthy Melon + Prosciutto Salad Recipe | Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

As sunnier days set in and the earth begins to warm its bones, an itch for picnics arises! Eating al fresco is always a delight, but what should you pack up in that wicker basket?
Here are a few of my favorite picnic-ready recipes! Click on the link of the image to see the recipe.


Dainty Cucumber + Chive Sandwiches will transport you to the English countryside.

Traditional Cucumber, Chive, and Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches Recipe | Easy and Fancy for English Afternoon Tea

Prosciutto + Asparagus Tea Sandwiches with tarragon cream cheese taste like Spring itself.

Prosciutto and Asparagus Tea Sandwiches Recipe | Easy and Fancy for English Afternoon Tea

Delicious Ham + Cheese Croissants make a welcome alternative to traditional sandwiches.

Ham and Cheese Croissants with Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe

Perhaps Horseradish Cream + Roast Beef Crostini are a bit ultra for a picnic, but how about making them into a sandwich instead? Yes, please!

Elegant Roast Beef + Horseradish Cream Holiday Appetizers

A Banh Mi is a no-brainer!

Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe With Pickled Vegetables

And, though not a sandwich, cold fried chicken was the picnic food of my youth– can’t beat it!

Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken Recipe


How about a Curried Egg Salad? Creamy and cool with a little kick.

Curried Egg Salad Recipe | Easy and Fancy for English Afternoon Tea

Nothing quite like a Melon + Prosciutto Salad for a one-stop trip to fresh flavor town!

Healthy Melon + Prosciutto Salad Recipe | Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

How about a Classic Cobb Salad?

Healthy Classic Cobb Salad Recipe with Simple Lemon-Dijon Dressing

Though just a side dish, these Dressed-Up Ribbon Carrots will steal the show!

Dressed Ribbon Carrots with Shallot, Pomegranate, Pistachio, and Mint | Easy, Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes for Easter or Spring

A chopped Greek Salad makes salty and satisfying picnic fare! With the addition of beans, it’s filling enough to be a main dish.

Easy Chopped Greek Salad and Dressing With Crispy Beans

Gurkensalat is a refreshing cold cucumber salad perfect for warm days!

German Cucumber Salad Gurkensalat

Snacks + Condiments

Maybe grazing is your style and you want to go the cheeseboard route?

How To Make + Style The Ultimate DIY Charcuterie and Cheese Board

Looking for a savory, filling snack? This focaccia with tomatoes and tomatillos has got it goin’ on.

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe with Tomatillo, Heirloom Tomato, Red Onion, Rosemary, Sage + Flake Salt

Salsa Frescas bring fruit and veggies to the party that aren’t crudités (though I love a crudité!)

Mango Salsa, Pico De Galo, Grilled Corn Salsa Recipes

You can even make some Sweet + Spicy Tortilla Chips to go with your salsa!

seasoned and fried tortilla chips recipe

These vegan Sweet + Spicy Almonds make an addicting snack.

Best Spicy and Sweet Spiced Nuts Recipe

This Tarragon Dressing is perfect on greens or cold roasted veggies.

Easy and Fresh Tarragon Vinaigrette Dressing | Healthy Vinaigrette Recipes

Personally, I love a standalone boiled egg. Boil 10 minutes if you prefer a firmer yolk! Perhaps pack a little aioli, flake salt, shichimi togarashi, or gochugaru for topping.

7 minute jammy boiled eggs

Pack zesty homemade Ranch for dipping, sandwiches, or salads.

best homemade ranch recipe


A refreshing Strawberry-Rhubarb Fizz ought to compliment the outdoors nicely.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail Recipe | A Fruity take on the Classic French 75 | Gin, Lemon, + Champagne

Can’t go wrong with a bottle of pre-mixed of Bloody Marys!

Classic Bloody Mary Recipe For A Crowd | Make A Pitcher For a Party! | Easy, spicy, and Simple

Cucumber Lemonade is the most amazing picnic beverage you will ever picnic with! Highly recommend.

Maybe the weather is still a little chilly? A thermos of Apple-Chai Hot Toddies will help with that!

Easy Apple-Chai Hot Toddy Recipe | Simple Apple Brandy, Chai Tea, Honey, + Lemon Juice Cocktail


Mango Daifuku Mochi with Coconut Milk is always a good idea, no matter the occasion!

Mango Mochi Cakes Recipe with Coconut Milk

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