Summer is the perfect time to venture outdoors and enjoy nature’s beauty. Whether you’re planning a day at the park, a beach trip, or a hike in the countryside, a picnic is a delightful way to make the most of the season. And with the right recipes, you can create a memorable and delicious picnic experience. In this blog post, we’ll share a selection of portable and easy-to-pack recipes that will elevate your outdoor adventures and make your picnic truly perfect.
Sandwiches & Wraps:
No picnic is complete without a selection of sandwiches or wraps. Get ready to elevate your picnic spread with our selection of wraps and sandwiches that are both delicious and easy to transport. From Mediterranean-inspired wraps filled with grilled chicken or falafel to classic sandwiches bursting with flavours, there’s an abundance of sandwich/wrap options to keep you happy. These recipes will satisfy your taste buds while keeping your outdoor adventures fuss-free.
Wholewheat Bread: If you’re feeling fancy, why not make your bread from scratch to truly elevate your sandwich game?
Mayonnaise: Top any sandwich with this homemade spread. It makes the perfect take-along condiment for summer picnics.
Peanut Butter: This classic sandwich filling contains just one ingredient – peanuts!
Almond Butter: A spread that pairs perfectly on sandwiches or as a dip for fruits.
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread: A healthier alternative to your standard shop brought spreads, without compromising on flavour.
Pear Walnut Chutney: This is great added to bread, sandwiches or paired with cheese and fruits.
Add a touch of carb-filled delight to your picnic spread with our pasta creations. From refreshing pasta salads tossed with colourful veggies to flavourful pesto pasta dishes, these recipes are perfect for enjoying under the sun and will leave you craving for seconds.
Green Pea Pasta Sauce: This veggie-loaded pasta sauce is packed with flavour and nutritional benefits.
Red Pepper and Walnut Pesto: Add this tasty pesto to pasta, or as a spread for sandwiches or wraps for a punch of flavour.
Kale and Basil Pesto: This vibrant blend of kale and basil is perfect on any pasta.
Marinara Sauce: Create your own simple marinara sauce to enjoy with chicken, fish and pasta.
Refresh and revitalize your picnic spread with our assortment of vibrant salads. From crisp and refreshing green salads packed with seasonal produce to hearty grain salads bursting with flavours, what will you choose? These colourful creations will add a healthy and delicious touch to your outdoor feast. Whether you prefer tangy vinaigrettes or creamy dressings, our salad recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings while keeping you cool on those warm summer days.
Roasted Beet & Citrus Salad & Creamy Horseradish Dressing: Something a little different to your standard salad, this pairs beets and oranges together for a wonderful summer salad.
Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Watermelon Salad: This salad screams summertime with the refreshing watermelon and cucumber.
Balsamic Potato Salad: Delicious both hot and cold this mayo-free potato salad combines balsamic vinegar and olive oil, alongside other ingredients to give this salad plenty of flavour.
Vegan Kale Caesar Dressing: We combine creamy cashews with some other traditional Caesar dressing ingredients to make a vegan version of the classic.
Indulge in a selection of savoury snacks that will take your picnic experience to the next level. From creamy hummus paired with crisp pita bread or veggies, to perfectly seasoned and roasted seeds, these mouthwatering treats are the ideal accompaniment to your outdoor adventures, providing a satisfying crunch and a burst of flavours.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Pair this hummus with pitta or your favourite veggie sticks for a nutritious and delicious snack.
Curry Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: A quick and easy savoury snack, loaded with zinc for a natural energy booster.
Indulge your sweet tooth with our delectable selection of sweet snacks, perfect for your picnic adventures. From homemade granola bars bursting with nuts and dried fruits to whole wheat brownies! For some extra inspiration, why not make some simple yet decadent chocolate-covered strawberries or a refreshing fruit salad? Add a touch of sweetness to your outdoor escapades with these sweet treats and enjoy a picnic experience filled with delicious delights.
White Chocolate Peanut Energy Balls: These white-chocolate peanut-butter energy balls, taste like dessert and are completely good for you — win, win!
Gooey Granola Bar: Homemade granola bars make a sweet and crunchy on-the-go snack, ideal for picnics or outdoor activities.
Whole Wheat Brownies: These chocolatey whole wheat brownies are sure to be an all-around crowd pleaser!
Carrot and Raisin Muffins: Sweet raisins and carrots marry well in this snack-sized bite for the perfect picnic snack.
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, especially during the summer season, making refreshing drinks a picnic staple. Alongside your bottles of water, why not use your Vitamix to whizz up some delicious picnic refreshers? From sparkling drinks to fresh fruit juices there are plenty of options to choose from. Remember to take in a flask to keep cool for the duration of your picnic adventure.
Peach Mango Aqua Fresca: A cool treat for a hot summer’s day, this blend of frozen peaches, fresh lime and peach mango coconut water will be a welcomed refresher.
Fresh Lemonade: Is there anything better than sipping on homemade lemonade on a hot summer’s day? This recipe combines just a few ingredients for your next favourite summer drink.
Now that the warm weather is finally here, it’s time to get outside and enjoy your next meal outdoors – enjoy!