Who doesn’t love a good picnic? They’re the perfect way to spend a summer day, surrounded by friends and good food. If you’re looking for some new recipe ideas for your next picnic, look no further. This blog post will share five of our favorite recipes perfect for a fun outdoor gathering. From sandwiches and salads to desserts and drinks. So grab your basket and get ready to enjoy a delicious day outdoors:
The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich
It’s hard to mess up a grilled cheese sandwich, but we have some tips that will take yours from good to great! Start by spreading mayonnaise on the outside of your bread – it sounds strange, but it works. Then butter one side and place face down in the pan with another piece of bread on top (mayo side out). Flip after about five minutes or until golden brown on each side.
Instead of traditional cheddar, you can also experiment with fresh cheeses like mozzarella or provolone. Also, you can use other toppings such as bacon bits for extra flavor. For example, the most liked is roasted red pepper with goat cheese. Most people love using sourdough bread for our grilled cheese because of its delicious and tangy flavor. So whatever ingredients you choose, we promise this classic sandwich will be a hit with your friends.
The Best Classic Potato Salad
It’s not a picnic without some potato salad! Our favorite recipe is simple but can be made ahead of time and last for up to three days in the fridge. All you need are potatoes, mayonnaise, mustard with whole grain mustard seeds, scallions/onions chopped into small pieces about one inch long.
You’ll also want salt, pepper, and any other spices like garlic powder or celery seed, depending on what flavor profile you’re going for. Once all these ingredients are mixed, put them in an airtight container until it’s time to serve—this way, they won’t get soggy. This classic picnic dish is a must for any summer gathering. It’s easy to make, and everyone loves the flavor of this simple yet delicious side dish. Use red potatoes because they have more starch than white ones do. Thus, they’ll hold up better when boiling or roasting without getting mushy.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh fruit is perfect for picnics because it’s light and refreshing, plus you can eat it with your fingers. You can use a combination of berries (strawberries, blueberries), citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits), apple pears, or kiwis.
This makes for a colorful salad that looks beautiful on any plate or bowl when served outdoors under an umbrella—or even sitting out in front of your house as part of an impromptu cookout. You could also add some melon cubes like cantaloupe into this recipe to make them more filling than eating. Only one kind would be alone. The best part about making fruit salads? They’re so easy–all you need to do is mix up your favorite fruits and enjoy them.
Freshly Baked Muffins
Muffins are a sweet treat that everyone loves. You can either make them before or bring along your favorite mix and bake them on-site for freshness. The best way to do this is by using an oven toaster, ensuring even cooking throughout all sides. So there aren’t any burnt edges from over baking in one spot. Try out banana chocolate chip muffins because they’re always a hit. Make sure the muffin liners fit tightly into each cup before filling halfway with batter so they won’t slide around while moving it around outside where things may be uneven.
If you decide to bake your muffins from scratch, start early enough so they have enough time to cool completely before packing them up. Also, if you’re feeling ambitious, why not make both savory and sweet options? This will give your guests a little of everything to choose from and is always a hit no matter what time of year it is.
Egg Salad Sandwiches
For a delicious bite on the go, egg salad sandwiches are perfect. Make sure you add chopped celery and onion to give them extra crunch. You can also mix mayonnaise or mustard with eggs for an added flavor boost. Be careful not to overdo it because that will make your sandwich soggy quickly.
The key is getting the bread just right so there’s no crust left at all-around any edge, which would ruin their delicate consistency when bitten into by someone who doesn’t like eating anything hard. If you want something less messy than an open-faced option, such as these. Try packing up whole wheat tortillas instead of slices because they’ll stay fresh for longer.
There you have it! Here are a few recipes to get you started on planning the perfect picnic lunch or dinner with friends and family. Remember to pack along plenty of drinks (including ice-cold water) and some napkins because things are bound to get messy, in a good way, of course.