Tuesday, June 7, 2016

15 favorite picnic recipes


Some of our favorite Picnic Recipes beyond sandwiches or grilled hamburgers.



Picnic Lunch Recipes

Coconut Chicken Balls
Hamburger Rolls

Taco Salad in a Baggie

Coconut Chicken Balls 

Teriyaki Chicken Wraps

Shrimp Kabobs


Picnic Snacks

Stuffed Strawberries

Homemade Fruit Leather

Snack Balls

Mini kabobs
Use small wooden skewers and thread grapes, small cubes of cheese and leftover ham or chicken. Healthy, tasty and fun.

Seasoned Oyster Cracker Snacks
Seasoned Cracker Snacks
10 cups oyster crackers or plain goldfish crackers
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika

Put oyster crackers in large bowl and drizzle with oil, tossing to coat evenly.
Put oyster crackers in large paper bag and add seasonings, then shake vigorously to coat the crackers with seasonings.
Store in an airtight container.
You can eat these as a snack or add them to soups and salads.


Picnic Salads

Salad in a Jar
Salad in a Jar

Ranch Pasta Salad

Ham Salad

Ambrosia Salad

Faux Potato Picnic Salad

1 head cauliflower, divided into small florettes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp coarse ground or spicy brown mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp finely chopped pickles
2 green onions, chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
paprika for garnish
(optional: other potato salad favorites, like crispy bacon pieces, radishes, finely chopped celery, etc.)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add cauliflower florettes, and cook at a gentle rolling boil JUST until KNIFE tender; drain immediately and dump cauliflower out onto paper towels to dry and cool  thoroughly.
While cauliflower is cooling, prepare dressing.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, and chopped pickles (may use relish if you have a low-carb variety.)
Put cooled cauliflower in a salad bowl, stir in the dressing mixture, then top with onions, eggs, and add salt and pepper to taste, stir and adjust seasonings.  Add any other ingredients you want, adjust seasonings, then sprinkle with paprika for a pretty finish.
Refrigerate until cold, then serve.
Will serve 4 small salads.

Here are more picnic recipes and ideas on where to go and what to pack.




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