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

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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

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

3. 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

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What a great way to serve spinach.

5. Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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

6. Strawberry Hand Pie

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Get your pie fix in this easy to handle version.

7. Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll Ups

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

8. Lemon Pasta Salad

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

9. Easy Caprese Bites

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

10. Corn Chickpea Salad

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Get bag on trend by serving picnic food in jars.

11. Apple Crumb Bars

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Give the humble apple star treatment.

12. 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

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

14. Basel Tart

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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

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Shrimp isn't just for the picnic barbecue

16. S'more Squares

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S'mores gets a picnic makeover.

17. Spinach and Orzo Salad

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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

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

19. Eggplants and Zucchini Rolls

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

20. Empanadas

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

21. Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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

22. 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

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Savory muffins are ideal for munching on at picnics.

24. Grilled Potato Salad

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

25. 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

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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

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

28. Rhubarb Slaw

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Add some rhubarb to your slaw for a tart upgrade.

29. Bacon Colby Jack Sliders

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When sliders become picnic food.

30. Roasted Peppers

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

31. Deviled Eggs

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Don't just boil your eggs. Devil them!

32. Pulled Pork & Red Wine Caramelized Onion Sandwich

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

33. Tangy Pasta Salad with Spinach

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

34. Ricotta Spread

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An interesting alternative to meat pates.

35. Apple Canapés

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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

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

38. Tri-Tomato Salad

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

39. Watermelon Salsa

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So delicious. So pretty.

40. Berry and Chocolate Friands

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Dessert anyone?

41. Rice Cake Spicy California Roll

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You can even dress up rice cakes for a picnic.

42. Ladybug Canapés

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

43. 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

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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

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Can you have a picnic without strawberries?

46. 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

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This sounds so cordon blue. Impress your friends!

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