47 Ideas for Picnic Food That Are Easy to Make and Delicious to Eat ...


Picnic food can encompass anything you like. It totally depends on the style of picnic you’re having. Whether dining al fresco at a table with proper place settings or copping a squat on a rug, to my mind the ingredients for a successful picnic are great food and great company. And, even chips and dip can taste fab when you’re with your nearest and dearest of BFFs. I’ve found you some great recipes and ideas for picnic food and hope they inspire you to pack a basket at least once this summer.

1. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Via Things I want to eat

Picnic food should look as good as it tastes. Delicious finger food that looks like a gourmet treat. Use bacon as an alternative.

2. Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Kabobs

Via Antipasto kabobs

Make antipasto easier to eat on a picnic by threading the tidbits onto kabob sticks.

3. Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

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Wraps are a great alternative to the traditional picnic sandwich - let your imagination go wild with ingredient combos.

4. Seattle Style Spinach Balls

Seattle Style Spinach Balls

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What a great way to serve spinach.

5. Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Via Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Perfect picnic food. Try all sorts of paper roll fillings.

6. Strawberry Hand Pie

Strawberry Hand Pie

Via Gourmet Picnic Recipes

Get your pie fix in this easy to handle version.

7. Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll Ups

Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll Ups

Via Lunch Ideas

Don't they look yummy? Who doesn't love ham and cheese?

8. Lemon Pasta Salad

Lemon Pasta Salad

Via Spring BBQ Recipes

Cold pasta salads have been staple picnic fare for like, since forever.

9. Easy Caprese Bites

Easy Caprese Bites

Via In the kitchen

Change up the simple but delicious Caprese salad by threading the bits onto toothpicks.

10. Corn Chickpea Salad

Corn Chickpea Salad

Via Gourmet Picnic Recipes

Get bag on trend by serving picnic food in jars.

11. Apple Crumb Bars

Apple Crumb Bars

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Give the humble apple star treatment.

12. Pressed Picnic Sandwich

Pressed Picnic Sandwich

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Pressed sandwiches are all the rage right now. Nothing worse than making a delicious deep-filled sandwich only to have all the filling fall out when you eat it.

13. Lasagna Cupcakes

Lasagna Cupcakes

Via Lasagna Cupcakes

Yes! You can eat lasagna at a picnic - when you make it into cupcakes!

14. Basel Tart

Basel Tart

Via The English Kitchen: Basel Tart

What's a picnic without a good tart? This beauty is made with golden onions and gruyere cheese

15. Crispy Shrimp and Mango Spring Rolls

Crispy Shrimp and Mango Spring Rolls

Via Crispy Shrimp and Mango Lettuce ...

Shrimp isn't just for the picnic barbecue

16. S'more Squares

S'more Squares

Via weelife: Picnic Food: S'more Squares

S'mores gets a picnic makeover.

17. Spinach and Orzo Salad

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Via Pack a perfect picnic

A refreshing change to pasta or rice salad. Or is it? Orzo is a rice shaped pasta. Oh well! It's delicious anyway.

18. Rhubarb Pie in a Jar

Rhubarb Pie in a Jar

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Oh yes! Pies in jars. I'll have me some of that.

19. Eggplants and Zucchini Rolls

Eggplants and Zucchini Rolls

Via Summer Picnic Ideas | Picnic ...

Two fabulously healthy (and scrummy) vegetables served in an oh so cute way.

20. Empanadas


Via Picnic's Anytime

Empanadas are easy to handle and pack a powerful punch of flavor in every bite.

21. Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Via Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Spicy ...

Can you really have a picnic without some juicy, yummy chicken?

22. Trifle in a Mason Jar

Trifle in a Mason Jar

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As a Brit I am sooo in love with this. I love trifle and putting it in a jar means I can enjoy it anywhere.

23. Broccoli and Gouda Muffins

Broccoli and Gouda Muffins

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Savory muffins are ideal for munching on at picnics.

24. Grilled Potato Salad

Grilled Potato Salad

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Grilled potato salad? Don't knock it 'til you try it.

25. Rainbow Salad in a Glass

Rainbow Salad in a Glass

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Colorful food is so much more attractive. Build this in layers of all your favorite colors.

26. Picnic Loaf

Picnic Loaf

Via Perfect picnic food

This is so easy to make. Buy a gorgeous huge loaf and cram it with your favorite sandwich ingredients the day before the picnic. Wrap it up and weigh it down. Leave in ridge overnight. Carve it up in great chunks when ready to eat.

27. Watermelon, Grape, Feta & Mint Salad

Watermelon, Grape, Feta & Mint Salad

Via Blogger

The best picnic salads are fresh, fruity and refreshing. And, of course, healthy and delicious.

28. Rhubarb Slaw

Rhubarb Slaw

Via Gourmet Picnic Recipes

Add some rhubarb to your slaw for a tart upgrade.

29. Bacon Colby Jack Sliders

Bacon Colby Jack Sliders

Via Bacon Colby Jack Sliders

When sliders become picnic food.

30. Roasted Peppers

Roasted Peppers

Via Healthy picnic food ideas: roasted ...

There are so many recipes for stuffed roasted peppers and so many of them work cold.

31. Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Via stayathomefoodie.com

Don't just boil your eggs. Devil them!

32. Pulled Pork & Red Wine Caramelized Onion Sandwich

Pulled Pork & Red Wine Caramelized Onion Sandwich

Via I Just Love My Apron: ...

Here's a gourmet sandwich that will have your picnic guests smacking their lips.

33. Tangy Pasta Salad with Spinach

Tangy Pasta Salad with Spinach

Via Tangy Pasta Salad with Spinach ...

We all need a good, healthy and great tasting pasta salad in our repertoire of picnic recipes.

34. Ricotta Spread

Ricotta Spread

Via Over the Crescent Moon: Italian ...

An interesting alternative to meat pates.

35. Apple Canapés

Apple Canapés

Via english-food-spotlight.com

Here's a different way to serve up apples.

36. Crepes


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Such an easy dessert to make and serve. Who doesn't love crepes and fruit?

37. Salmon & Quinoa Salad

Salmon & Quinoa Salad

Via Tartelette: An Impromptu Picnic: Salmon ...

Make the most of nutty, healthy quinoa by teaming it with delicious salmon. Quite a feast.

38. Tri-Tomato Salad

Tri-Tomato Salad

Via Gourmet Picnic Recipes

Get lots of lovely lycopene from eating tomatoes galore. It's so easy to make. It looks fab. It tastes fab.

39. Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

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So delicious. So pretty.

40. Berry and Chocolate Friands

Berry and Chocolate Friands

Via Perfect picnic food

Dessert anyone?

41. Rice Cake Spicy California Roll

Rice Cake Spicy California Roll

Via Open-faced spicy California roll recipe ...

You can even dress up rice cakes for a picnic.

42. Ladybug Canapés

Ladybug Canapés

Via Rindy Mae: Ladybug Crostini

Now these are ladybugs I wouldn’t; mind invading my picnic.

43. Mayo-Free Creamy and Healthy Potato Salad

Mayo-Free Creamy and Healthy Potato Salad

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It's still creamy, it's still yummy; it's a yummy, scrummy, creamy, no-mayo potato salad.

44. Chilled Pea and Coriander Soup Recipe

Chilled Pea and Coriander Soup Recipe

Via Chilled pea and coriander soup

I always thought soup was too much hassle as a picnic food but with this new fashion for food in jars, I think chilled soups are a great option.

45. Cannolli Filled Strawberries

Cannolli Filled Strawberries

Via allyummyrecipes.com

Can you have a picnic without strawberries?

46. Piggies in Blankets

Piggies in Blankets

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Each one is only 55 calories. Pop a few!

47. Roast Pumpkin, Zucchini, Capsicum and Feta Crustless Quiche

Roast Pumpkin, Zucchini, Capsicum and Feta Crustless Quiche

Via Perfect picnic food

This sounds so cordon blue. Impress your friends!

Did you get some great ideas? If you’ve got a favorite picnic food recipe please share.

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