Picnic Recipes You Need In Your Life Right Now



There are a million different ways we love to celebrate summer but one of our favourites has to be grabbing some friends, packing a picnic and finding a great secret spot to eat, chat and play the day away.

Don’t think you can just grab a rug, that dust-covered bottle of vino and a block of tasty cheese and run off—oh no, preparation is key to a summer’s worth of perfect picnics. We’ve got you covered with our ultimate list of picnic recipes you need in your life right now…get scrolling and start planning, the perfect picnic awaits!

Melon, Prosciutto & Mozzarella skewers

Thread prosciutto, mozzarella and melon cubes onto small cocktail skewers and place on a serving platter. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Drizzle with balsamic reduction and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe/Image from The Comfort Cooking

Paper Bag Popcorn

Place 2 tablespoons of the kernels into a paper bag. Fold the top of the bag over three times, then fold in the corners to secure. Place the popcorn bag in the microwave on high for 2 minutes or until you hear (with sharp ears) that the popping has slowed to around 1 pop every 3 seconds. Use a tea towel to carefully remove the bag from the microwave – it’ll be hot. Allow to cool a little, open up, then snuggle in and enjoy!

Recipe/Image from Donna Hay

Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls

Into a food processor, Place 2 cups unsalted cashews, 1 cup desiccated coconut, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, juice and zest of 1 medium lemon and blend until the mixture resembles a sticky crumb. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls. Roll the balls in the extra coconut and place in the fridge to set!

Recipe/Image from Wholefood Simply

Watermelon Mint Cucumber Water

Mix together in a pitcher 1.5 litres of water, 2 cups sliced watermelon, 1 cup sliced cucumber and 10 fresh mint leaves. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Add ice cubes and serve.

Recipe/Image from Food Lovin' Family

Tangy Cabbage Slaw

Combine in a bowl 1 red onion sliced thinly, ¼ cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard, 1 ½ tablespoons honey and 2/3 cup olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand, tossing occasionally until onion is wilted, 5 to 10 minutes. Add 1 small cabbage head shredded) and toss to coat. Chill 15 minutes. Toss in 6 slices of cooked and diced bacon.

Recipe/Image from Country Living

Picnic Grazing Board

Grab a serving board and top with your favourite nibbles. Some of our go-to additions are Smoked Salmon, Chorizo, Cheddar Cheese, Hummus, Fresh Sliced Cucumber, Grapes + Berries, Apricots, Plums, and Nectarines, Crackers, Olives, Lemon Slices, Fresh Dill and Pickled Red Cabbage. However, these are just suggestions – get creative and make it your own!

Image from mamjo | Mr Mrs Jones

Chive Potato Salad

Simmer 900g of potatoes in salted water until just tender, run under cold water to cool. Cut into quarters. Puree ½ cup chopped chives, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and kosher salt and black pepper in a blender until smooth. Add sauce and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley to potatoes and toss to combine.

Recipe/Image from Country Living

The Best Chunky Guacamole – Dairy free, Oil free, Gluten Free, Nut Free

To a large bowl, add 3 medium ripe avocados, juice of 1 lime, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, ½ teaspoon chilli powder and ½ teaspoon salt to a large bowl and mash until well combined. Some chunks of avocado can remain if you’d like. Gently stir in the ½ medium red onion (finely diced), 2 chopped tomatoes and 2 tablespoons chopped chives. Garnish with lime slices and serve with tortilla chips or fresh veggies.

Recipe/Image from Veggie Society

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