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12 Recipes For Spring Picnics

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12 Recipes For Spring Picnics

Temps are warming up(ish) and after such a long, uncertain winter, the first flower buds and sprouts of green grass are a beacon of spring, and for many, of hope. We can finally start seeing a return to normal habits and can’t wait to head outside and make the most of sunny weather. And because we’ve got to eat, what batter proposition than a picnic? If you want to make it as simple and fuss-free as possible, pack a basket with your favorite cheese, meats, and charcuterie and take it to the nearest park, lake or beach to savor.

But dining al fresco doesn’t mean that you can’t have luxury and sophisticated flavor, oh no indeed! There’s nothing like a rustic setting to really showcase elevated foods like caviar and foie gras, so don’t be afraid to take them on the road (with proper refrigeration of course). They’re elegant but easy to eat – caviar over blini, a chunk of pate over a baguette, paired with a fresh beverage under a leafy tree is one of life’s simplest but most rewarding treats.




However, if you’re not afraid of a little more prep and a little cooking, we’ve got some great picnic recipe ideas for you! These easy picnic food recipes will inspire you to get outside, where you can safely interact with family and friends, and your children romp about soaking up the fresh sunshine and air. Most of the recipes we selected are suitable for all ages, although the most elaborate – like ceviche and caviar might appeal more to the adult’s palate. Our rule at picnics is to make foods that are fresh and bright (nothing heavy), hearty but light, like our Mozzarella Cherry Tomatoes and Strawberry Salad, or our Quinoa Salad filled with veggies. Pair them with our buttery Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits for a filling meal!



If you want to minimize silverware and plates, packing up a few Citrus Chicken Waldorf Salad Croissants might just be the solution. Same goes for these flavorful Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Fish Sandwich , a stellar choice for a beachside soiree! Our Smoked Salmon Mini Quiches can be eaten with one hand as well – just pack them tightly in a sealed container. Or go full finger-food with Cucumber Smoked Salmon Canapes (some assembly required for these).





For dessert, keep it simple (and transportable) with a big batch of our scrumptious Truffle Heart Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you do want to make something a little more elaborate (and you have a good cooler) you can prep these Apple Crumble Shots in advance. They might take a little bit more prep but they’re definitely worth it!

Perfect Quinoa Salad Recipe

Perfect Quinoa Salad Recipe

Light yet filing, this is a salad that can easily serve as a main dish when you want to keep things light, but also works well as a side for chicken and fish dishes.
Apple Pie Shots with Pistachio Crumble Recipe

Apple Pie Shots with Pistachio Crumble Recipe

This crowd-pleasing dessert is the perfect way to pay homage to America on Independence Day (or any other day!). The height of apple season isn’t until the fall, but apples are (thankfully) available all year-round, so you can make this summery version of the patriotic pie all season long.
Cheddar and Zucchini Biscuits Recipe

Cheddar and Zucchini Biscuits Recipe

Serve these melt-in-your-mouth cheddar biscuits right out of the oven! Perfect to pair with main dishes or to start you dinner, these are the perfect biscuits for when zucchini abounds at the farmer's market.
Citrus Chicken Salad Croissant

Citrus Chicken Salad Croissant

A super juicy citrus baked chicken is shredded, mixed with apples and toasted almonds, seasoned with our own blend of dijon and, mayo and herbs, then tucked into buttery croissants for the perfect light lunch. If you want to save some time, a rotisserie chicken will also do in a pinch.
Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato and Strawberry Salad with Espellete Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato and Strawberry Salad with Espellete Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Fresh mozzarella is elevated to fabulous levels with a quick marinade in walnut oil and zesty Piment D' Espellete. Matched with sweet strawberries and juicy cherry tomatoes to balance out that heat, it's a match made in summer-produce heaven.
Smoked Salmon and Caviar Cucumber Canapes Recipe

Smoked Salmon and Caviar Cucumber Canapes Recipe

Caviar and smoked salmon find the perfect vehicle (pun intended!) in English cucumbers, for perfect bite-sized hors d'oeuvres that keep things simple yet sophisticated.
Smoked Salmon Mini Quiches Recipe

Smoked Salmon Mini Quiches Recipe

A new take on the classic smoked salmon and creme fraiche appetizers, our crust-less Smoked Salmon Mini Quiches are super easy to make, and stunning to serve. A flavorful appetizer for a fresh spring lunch. Note: you can make these ahead and store in the freezer.
This entry was posted in Cooking and Recipes, Gourmet Food Blog, Recent Posts, Spring and Summer and View All Posts on April 12, 2021 by GourmetFoodStore.com

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