There are few things as wonderful as an outdoor meal when the weather's nice, but sometimes a casual backyard barbecue can turn into a full-blown, labor-intensive dinner party. By the time you prepare the make-ahead dishes (can't have a barbecue without potato salad!), clean the grill, and mix up a pitcher of super refreshing lemonade, the odds are good you'll want to kick back and relax with your guests, not man the grill. For a truly relaxing outdoor meal, consider picnicking. Sure, picnics require a bit of advance planning, but the great thing about them is that all of the cooking is truly done in advance — all you have to do at meal time is assemble and enjoy!
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One of the most important things to consider when you're planning a picnic is how to make the most of the space in your picnic basket — it is possible to pack a delicious and filling meal without carting a heavy basket to and from the picnic site. Choose recipes that incorporate a lot of flavorful ingredients; that way you can avoid packing extras like condiments and seasonings. Instead of a plain roast chicken, for example, pack one that’s been rubbed with herbs or spices and avoid the need to carry extras (like barbecue sauce) in your basket. Similarly, choose salads that are tossed with their dressing in advance (like pasta- or grain-based salads) and you’ll eliminate the need to carry a bottle of salad dressing.
As you plan the contents of your picnic basket, try to think about ways to compose a full meal rather than just packing snacks. As a rule of thumb, try choosing one appetizer or small bite, a salad, a main dish that pairs well with the salad, and a dessert. If you’re hosting a large picnic, you may want to serve two or three appetizers instead.
Want to take the guesswork out of assembling your picnic menu? We've got five menus you can follow to create the perfect outdoor meal.
These simple one-bite appetizers are the perfect way to start any picnic. They can be assembled ahead of time and, if you’re trying to save space in your picnic basket, you can skip the oil and vinegar; the skewers will still have lots of flavor.
Take advantage of summer produce with this delicious and colorful salad; it’s loaded with tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, and fresh basil.
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51 Easy Picnic Food Ideas
Looking for new picnic food ideas? You're in the right place. With recipes for sandwiches, wraps, salads, and more, we've got something for everyone!
It’s picnic season! Your blanket’s ready, your cooler’s out, and you can’t wait to get outside. Now, all you need is good picnic food to take with you.
In my experience, the best picnic food ideas aren’t just delicious – they’re simple, too. They’re dishes that you can make ahead knowing that they’ll still taste great when you’re ready to eat. They’re easy to pack in a cooler or a bag, and you only need a few utensils to serve them. No utensils? Even better!
Jack and I don’t have any big travel plans this summer, but we are anticipating going on lots of picnics here in Chicago. If you’re also looking forward to packing a picnic and heading outdoors, check out the 50+ easy picnic food ideas below. With everything from sandwiches and wraps to salads, side dishes, and sweets, you’re bound to find something you love. Happy picnicking!
5 Perfect Summer Picnic Recipes from New York City Chefs
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In the balmy days between those thrilling hot-weather thunderstorms—and with stone fruits, tender lettuces, and juicy tomatoes beckoning—the time is ripe for on-blanket dining. To refresh your go-to picnic fare, we checked in with some of our favorite New York City chefs and asked each to share one summer recipe, and one favorite ready-made item. Here, from the experts at Vinegar Hill House, Tuome, Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar, Rebelle, and Charlie Bird, is how to make the picnic chef d'oeuvres of your midsummer dreams.
Photo: Courtesy of Vinegar Hill House
Mike Poiarkoff, Vinegar Hill House
Ingredients: 2 T canola oil
1 baby squash or zucchini, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 oz. goat cheese (preferably ash rind), crumbled (try Sofia from Cowgirl Creamery)
Leaves from 1 large sprig fresh marjoram (approx. 2 T)
2 T honey
3 T sunflower seeds
1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar (preferably Braggs)
1 heaping T sea salt
2 T olive oil
1. On medium-high, heat canola oil in a large pan and add squash. Sauté until browned, about two to three minutes. Remove from pan and place on a paper-towel-lined tray in an even layer. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.
2. Once cool, toss squash in a large mixing bowl with all other ingredients. Can be served immediately, but best if left to stand for at least one hour. Serve cold or at room temperature, with a slightly chilled Riesling.
Store-bought: Sicilian, Castelvetrano, Kalamata, and French black cured olives with herbs, from Sahadi’s in Cobble Hill.
Thomas Chen, Tuome
Ingredients: 2 T butter
2 T flour
1 1/2 cups cream, warmed
3 T karee curry paste
2 kaffir lime leaves
1 T mascarpone
1/8 tsp. fine salt
2 T sugar
6 cups cooked pasta, preferably medium-size shells
Gruyere cheese, for grating
2. To start the curry béchamel, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
3. When the butter is completely melted, stir in flour and continue mixing the flour into the butter over medium heat. Stir constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly to ensures the raw flour taste is cooked out. This will take approximately two minutes.
4. Stir in cream, curry paste, and kaffir lime leaves. Heat to a rolling boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for one minute or until thickened, then add mascarpone. Season with salt and sugar to taste.
5. Incorporate cooked pasta to the béchamel and stir well.
6. Transfer to an oven-safe dish and grate gruyere cheese over the top to cover.
7. Heat in broiler for five minutes or until the cheese has melted and is golden brown.
Store-bought: Milk Bar cookies, an easy and portable dessert, and always a crowd-pleaser.
Photo: Courtesy of Cull & Pistol
Ingredients: 1 live lobster, 1 1/2 lbs
1/2 oz. tarragon butter (recipe below)
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and drop the lobster in for one and half minutes. Remove the lobster from the pot and place into an ice bath for five minutes. Using a long knife, split the lobster in half lengthwise from head to tail. Rinse out the innards, then pat dry with a paper towel. Place the lobster cut-side down on a hot grill for two minutes, then flip over. After cooking cut-side up for two minutes, baste the entire length of the lobster with the tarragon butter, then cook for one more minute. Remove the lobster from the grill and crack the claws using the back of a large knife.
Tarragon Butter: 1 lb. butter
1/2 cup chopped tarragon
2 T fresh lemon juice
1. Leave the butter out at room temperature for two hours, then place in food processor with chopped tarragon and lemon juice. Pulse until combined well.
Store-bought: Jamón Ibérico and a good Quadrello di Bufala cheese, from Bklyn Larder in Prospect Heights.
Daniel Eddy, Rebelle
Ingredients: 1 T plus 1 tsp. maple syrup
1 T honey
1 T plus 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 T olive oil, plus more for grilling
2 tsp. grape seed oil
1 bunch spring onions
1 tsp. butter
1/2 lb. fiddlehead ferns
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. chopped parsley
2 lbs. asparagus
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
1 tsp. grape seed oil
1. Mix maple syrup, honey, and lemon juice together, then slowly stream in the olive oil and grape seed oil while stirring to emulsify.
2. Slice spring onions in half, lightly oil, and season with salt and pepper. Char briefly on the hot part of the grill, then transfer to a pan and place on the low part of the grill until tender.
3. In a sauté pan, heat butter, add fiddlehead ferns, and cook on medium heat for two to three minutes. Dress with lemon juice and parsley.
4. Lightly oil and season asparagus with salt and pepper. Grill for four to five minutes. On a large serving platter, arrange the asparagus and top with fiddlehead ferns and spring onions. Sprinkle the hazelnuts on top and drizzle with the maple-lemon dressing.
Store-bought: Ortiz anchovies with a bit of espelette pepper. Bring an orange—one squeeze gives the salty anchovies a bit of sweetness—and a baguette to mop up the olive oil that is left behind.
Photo: Courtesy of Charlie Bird
Ryan Hardy, Charlie Bird
1 cup farro, raw (the best is from Abruzzo, Italy)
1/2 cup apple cider
2 cups water, plus more if necessary
1/2 T kosher salt
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano cheese (use a vegetable peeler)
1/2 cup toasted, shelled, whole pistachios
2 T lemon juice
4–5 T extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup arugula leaves
16–20 whole basil leaves,
12–16 whole mint leaves,
6 radishes, shaved on a mandolin
2 tsp. Maldon sea salt
1. In a pot, cover the farro with the apple cider, water, kosher salt, and bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Cook, adding more water if necessary, for 30 minutes or until the farro is tender and the liquid has evaporated. The end result should be something similar to the consistency of brown rice, but a whole lot easier to cook!
2. Combine one cup cooked farro, tomatoes, cheese, and pistachios together with the lemon and olive oil. This base can live in the bowl for up to an hour before you wish to plate the salad.
3. At the last minute, add the arugula, basil, mint, radishes, and Maldon sea salt to maximize the crunch and texture of the salad.
Store-bought: Strawberries, fresh goat cheese, a baguette, and fresh basil from the Greenmarket in New York City, for a Provence summer sandwich.
A Simple Menu for the Perfect Fall Picnic
Autumn is the best time for picnics. Cool temperatures, colorful leaves, and sparse crowds make for a perfect excuse to get out and enjoy Mother Nature. So let&aposs pull on our sweaters and hit the road! We&aposve got recipes and tips to make your fall picnic perfect, whether you&aposre traveling to a local park or further afield.
Fall Picnic Menu
Enjoy the changing of the season with a hearty autumn picnic. We&aposve gathered together a fall-friendly menu featuring comforting soup, a gourmet sandwich, seasonal dessert, and simple snack.
Recipe creator John says, "This is a classic Italian sub sandwich with three kinds of meat and provolone cheese. The kind you get in a mom and pop pizza joint. You&aposll be glad you tried it!"
Reviewer Renee Ridgeway adds her tips: "Here&aposs what you need to do to make these more authentic. In step one, omit the lettuce, as it will only get soggy anyway. Instead of adding your dill pickle slices at the end of the recipe, chop them up along with the onion and tomatoes and add them here. After you let it sit and marinate in the fridge for an hour or so, you get this super delicious relish type of spread for your subs. Its the perfect match for the real Italian cold cuts!"
Top 10 Picnic Foods
A picnic is a moveable feast, and being able to leave the table, television and fast food drive-through in your rearview mirror is one thing that makes an al fresco meal so special. If you're planning a walk to the park, afternoon on the beach or scenic drive, take along a few classic picnic foods that will satisfy your discriminating palate while celebrating the luxury of eating in the open air.
You probably remember potato salad fondly from picnics when you were a kid. Some newer versions of this American classic have a lighter base that won't pack on the pounds. If you want to transform your mom's recipe into something a little leaner, try using a low-fat mayo, or adding some fat-free sour cream as part of the oil requirement. Potato salad is a tasty side dish, and a lower-fat makeover will have everyone coming back for seconds.
- Southwestern Potato Salad
- Dill Potato-Ham Salad
- Country Potato Salad
- Little Red Potato Salad
Cold fried chicken served outdoors on a red checkered tablecloth is the essence of picnic nostalgia. If you want to make this traditional favorite, use a buttermilk batter. It'll give your breading authentic Southern flavor. For a lower-fat option, don't fry your chicken bake it instead. Just roll chicken pieces in seasonings and ground cornflakes. You'll end up with juicy faux-fried chicken with a great crunch and less fat.
- Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken
- Spicy Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken
- Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken Drumsticks
To avoid bacterial contamination, you should always keep meats and mayonnaise-based dishes on ice before you serve your picnic meal.
No list of picnic specialties would be complete without the king of melons. Watermelon tastes refreshingly right when you cut and serve it outdoors. It's also easier to clean up and dispose of any seeds that way. Kids adore this simple approach, and taking a big bite out of a crescent shaped slice of watermelon is about as joyously basic as fruit-love gets. If you want a grown-up version that will satisfy your watermelon craving but spare your wardrobe, try chunking watermelon into a sedate salad or blending it into a smoothie. With watermelon, it's all good.
You probably remember those 1950s-style macaroni salad recipes that were swimming in mayo and smelled like pickles. Well, pasta salad has come a long way since then. Colorful and offering a distinctly international list of spices and ingredients, pasta salad can be a masterful meal all by itself. If you want to add some variety to your picnic, include a piquant pasta salad and discover a new family classic. We love the versions below, but don't hesitate to make them your own by adding your favorite olives, dressings and vegetables:
There are hundreds of different pasta shapes, and many go by more than one name. The shapes aren't arbitrary, either. The conventional name for bow tie pasta, farfalle, means butterflies. It's actually a great all-purpose pasta shape that works cold or hot and with thin soups or heavy sauces. Try it in your next pasta salad [source: National Pasta Association].
A sandwich makes for a tasty outdoor meal, but a picnic calls for something out of the ordinary. You can transform a simple sammy into something special by turning it into a wrap or roll-up.
Once you've created a rolled sandwich, cut it crosswise, and you have bite-sized pinwheels that look good and tastes great. Use soft flat breads like a lavash bread or flour tortillas to create the roll. To keep everything fresher, make the cross cuts at serving time. These recipes will show you why presentation makes all the difference:
- Speedy Garden Roll-ups
- Black Olive and Blue Cheese Bread Spirals
- Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups
5: Bread, Cheese and Cold Cuts
A French baguette, Italian bread or a Kaiser roll makes a delicious foundation for your favorite sliced meat and aged cheese. If you're thinking about a romantic repast under a shady and secluded tree, a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and a cold cut platter can be a simple and delicious way to get the ball rolling. How about a few slices of deli-thin rare roast beef with Muenster, or honey-ham with medium cheddar? If you're not sure about your companion's culinary tastes, an assortment of meats and quality cheeses is always a smart option.
You can make your own French bread baguette more easily than you think. Let your bread maker knead the dough form it yourself, and finish it off in the oven. The next time you want to be a whiz in the kitchen, indulge your inner baker the easy way.
3 Easy and Delicious Recipes for the Perfect Spring Picnic
It&aposs springtime, y&aposall! Let&aposs ditch the dining room table and head outdoors. What better way to celebrate sunny skies and blooming hydrangeas than a spring picnic? Rest assured it doesn&apost have to be an all-day preparation in fact, we&aposre giving you a hassle-free guarantee with three easy, make-ahead recipes that are sure to become your new favorite picnic food. We suggest three courses for a picture-perfect outing, so grab your go-to wicker basket, a soft blanket, and whip up these delicious ideas.
There&aposs one essential question to ask when planning an open-air feast: Is this recipe easy-to-transport? Save your dreams of duck confit and creme brulພ for another day transportability is key where Southern picnic recipes are concerned. Grilled chicken pitas are a refreshing twist on the typical picnic sandwich. Marinated in fresh garlic, oregano, and lemon zest, juicy grilled chicken is tucked into warm pita pockets that are easy to wrap in parchment paper and pop in a picnic basket.
Enjoy the fresh flavors of the season with this refreshingly light recipe. It wouldn&apost be a true Southern picnic without field peas and corn on the menu. This tasty salad comes together in less than 15 minutes with a handful of easy-to-find ingredients (we suggest stopping by your local farmers&apos market to get the goodies). Enriched with bacon and tossed in an herb sauce, it&aposll take your outdoor meal to the next level.
We always save room for dessert. Imagine the best makings of granola bars and peanut butter cookies joining forces, and you&aposd have a Peanut Butter Finger. This dish combines dark chocolate and rolled oats into one velvety, bite-sized snack. This sweet treat is the ideal recipe to make days in advance of your picnic party. Peanut Butter Fingers freeze beautifully whip them up a few days before your outing and grab and go when you&aposre ready.
Give these spring recipes a try to minimize pre-picnic prep without sacrificing any flavor. You&aposre just a few easy steps away from enjoying a memorable meal on a beautiful day.
Easy Picnic Ideas
Whether you're planning a fun summer date or hanging with friends, these easy picnic ideas are just what you need to spend the day in the park, at the beach, or even in your backyard.
I'm covering everything from easy picnic food ideas (including homemade and store bought picnic food) to how to pack it all up.
1. Make a Some Delicious Picnic Food
Okay, we can't talk about a picnic without mentioning food! For me, picnic food just tastes better than regular food . it must be the sunny weather!
So what kind of food do you take on a picnic? There are so many tasty options!
My personal favorite picnic food is a yummy tomato-basil sandwich which also happens to be super easy to put together. Just layer sliced tomatoes (drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper), fresh mozzarella, and basil on good bread (I like to use focaccia or crusty french bread). You could also replace the basil with pesto for even more flavor.
This sandwich tastes like summer . especially if you can get garden fresh tomatoes. It also packs really well. Don't have the ingredients? Simply pack a knife, stop at the store on the way to the park for the ingredients, and make it once you get there. So easy!
Speaking of store bought picnic food, here are a few other easy picnic ideas:
- Pick up two or three different kinds of cheese, plus a loaf of delicious bread or crackers.
- Hit the salad bar and stock up on fresh salads and cut fruit.
- Stop by your favorite sandwich shop for sandwiches, chips, and drinks.
- Grab a couple slices of pizza and a salad from your fave pizzeria.
Would you like to make something homemade instead? Here are some of my easy recipes that make great picnic food:
A picnic is also the perfect excuse to clean out your fridge. Anything that tastes good cold is fair game!
2. Choose Your Picnic Drinks
Next, you'll need something to drink at your picnic, and I can't resist a bottle of great wine.
A dry rosé is the perfect picnic wine! It practically screams summer. Anything goes though from crisp whites to fruity reds.
If you're not a wine drinker, why not make Shandies? All you need is beer and lemonade, and they're so refreshing. You could also whip up a batch of my Spiked Raspberry Lemonade or Easy Beergaritas.
Are you serving kids or looking for non-alcoholic drink ideas? Try my Ice Green Tea with Coconut Water, Mint Peach Green Tea Coolers, or Strawberry Lemonade instead.
And of course, you can always stop at the store for refreshments if you're in a rush.
3. Grab Something Sweet
For me, no picnic is complete without a sweet treat or two!
For my picnic, I packed my favorite brownies in the whole world . Adult Brownies from Andronico's in San Francisco. These dense, fudgy brownies are simply amazing.
My husband and I used to live in San Francisco, and we love these brownies so much that we stocked up when we were there in May. There's one left in my freezer. Thankfully, we are going back to SF in October, so I can stock up again. In the meantime, I'm trying to replicate the recipe, because I need these brownies in my belly more often!
I'm obviously partial to brownies, but anything sweet and portable works. My Mini Cherry Tarts would be delish, as would my Chocolate Covered Strawberry Parfaits (make them in a plastic cup). And of course, cookies make great picnic food, too!
Want something healthy? Pack a mixture of berries or a fruit salad.
4. Find a Picnic Blanket
Now that we have food and drinks covered, let's talk about comfort.
Do not go on a picnic without a blanket! There's nothing worse than sitting on the ground and getting a wet butt and grass stains! A blanket will keep you dry, provide a place to set your food, and add a little cushion to the ground.
Check out these cute, affordable picnic blankets (look for one that's waterproof or water resistant), or do like I do, and grab an old quilt. Just make sure it's big enough to stretch out on.
To make your picnic even more comfortable, pack a few pillows to sit on, a few folding chairs (beach chairs are compact and work great), and an extra blanket or two just in case the day stretches on and someone gets chilly.
5. Pack It All Up
Now that you have everything you need for your picnic, it's time to pack it up.
A picnic basket is not required, but it does make life easier . plus, they're so cute! I bought mine on a whim years ago, and I've used it countless times since. It has everything I need for a picnic, from plates to napkins to wine glasses and a corkscrew. Plus, it has a built in cooler, which is so handy.
If you don't have a picnic basket, a big tote bag or two will work fine.
Make sure to pack plates, cups, napkins, silverware and serving utensils, a corkscrew if you're drinking wine, paper towels, etc. You'll want to pack any perishable food on ice or in a cooler, too.
Now that you know my five easy picnic ideas you're ready for a great day in the park, at the beach, or even in your backyard.
So don't waste any more time . pack your picnic basket and get out there and enjoy the day!
60 Picnic Food Ideas You Need to Try
It's time to break out the picnic basket and the checkered blanket!
As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, there's often one goal in mind for those who have spent the cold winter months holed up at home: getting themselves (and if they have them, their children) outside. And given that most people have spent the better part of the past year in Covid-related lockdowns and quarantines, spending ample time outdoors feels more pertinent than ever before. And while there are a number of summer activities one can do to get outside and get their body moving, from a simple walk outside to attending summer camp, there's arguably nothing better than enjoying a warm-weather picnic.
Figuring out what to pack for a picnic isn't always easy, though. Thankfully, there are a slew of picnic menu ideas for couples and families to choose from. From picnic sandwich recipes to deliciously cold finger foods to easy-to-pack desserts, there's no end to the number of picnic food recipes to choose from. You can even pack some summer cocktails. Of course, some healthy salad recipes and organic wraps are also a great foods to take on a picnic.
Whatever you decide to pack in your picnic basket, you'll love these picnic food ideas.
23 French-Inspired Recipes That You Can Pack for a Picnic
What is it about eating outside on a blanket or park bench that just feels so Parisian? Of course, it’s even better if you are simply-but-impeccably dressed, lounging by a river or stream of some kind (think the banks of the Seine), and serving a delicious meal out of a French market tote or picnic basket. While we can’t exactly transport you to Paris or give you a makeover, we can help ensure your picnic basket is perfectly packed. These 23 recipes will get you well on your way.
1. Warm French Lentil Salad with Bacon & Herbs
The beauty of this lentil salad is that it’s versatile enough to be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. Thanks to the rosemary, sage, and parsley, this salad is packed with flavor that only gets better as it sits.
2. Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade
Ideal served on either baguette slices or with your favorite crudités, this tapenade is simple to make, but has more complex flavors than you might recognize at first glance. The secret is lemon zest, which makes everything better and brighter.
3. Classic Salad Niçoise
You really can’t beat a classic when the classic you’re talking about is salad Niçoise. The combination of fresh greens, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, and tuna all served cold with sliced hard-boiled eggs is the perfect fancy picnic food.
4. How To Make Cheese Gougères
Let’s be honest — there’s no wrong time to eat cheese gougères. The only question is will you bake them in large roll-sized portions so you can use them as the “bread” for your sandwiches, or will you make them smaller and serve them alongside your favorite lentil salad?
5. Zucchini & Olive Breakfast Cake, French-Style
Savory quick breads make a perfect breakfast food, but they are also infinitely portable and easy to pack for a picnic. We’d recommend pre-slicing them so you don’t have to worry about carrying a sharp knife in your picnic bag.
6. Quick & Tangy Artichoke Barigoule
If you aren’t familiar with barigoule, it’s a white wine-stewed artichoke dish from Provence, and it’s a perfect tartine topping for a picnic. Make the stewed artichokes ahead of time, and bring your favorite sliced bread to assemble them at the picnic.
7. Pesto & Egg Baguette Sandwich
We’re firmly of the belief that picnic food should be simple and made from the best ingredients. So head to your local French bakery to pick out a baguette, make fresh pesto, and use those farmers market eggs to make the hard-boiled ones this recipe calls for. You won’t be disappointed.
8. French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese
You can’t really bring individual bowls of French onion soup to a picnic, but these grilled sandwiches are the next best thing. Make them as close to picnic time as possible so they stay fresh (and maybe even a little warm). But don’t worry about that too much — even at room temperature they will be delicious.
9. Cold Lentil Salad with Olives & Cucumbers
The salty Kalamata olives in this salad are perfectly offset by the watery crunch of the cucumber and the freshness of the mint. We’d recommend making a double batch — you’ll definitely want leftovers.
20 of the Best Sandwiches to Make for Summer Picnics
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the promise of summer is definitely in the air. While there are plenty of tried-and-true summer activities the whole family can enjoy, a favorite warm-weather activity is gaining in popularity given the need to socially distance and eat outdoors: picnics. So if you are looking for the perfect picnic food ideas to try out and indulge in this summer, consider these delicious sandwich recipes that will be the highlight of any outdoor (or indoor!) meal.
From delicious wrap recipes to classic sandwich ideas (and even a sweet cookie sandwich), there are more than a few picnic sandwich recipes you and your family are sure to enjoy after, say, a summer hike or a camping trip. Of course, in addition to arming yourself with the best picnic recipes, you'll want to read up on the latest non-alcoholic summer cocktail recipes, no-bake dessert recipes, and the best vegetarian recipes that are easily enjoyed outdoors.
After more than a year of lockdowns, quarantines, and sheltering-in-place, there's truly no time like the summer time for a delicious family picnic. The following sandwich recipes are sure to take your summer picnic to the next level.