52 best summer picnic ideas

Warmer weather and sunnier skies make us dream of days at the beach, outing in the backyard (with delicious barbecue side dishes, of course!) And plenty of picnic ideas. And we are not talking about your typical outdoor meals – we have put together picnic food ideas that will appeal to children and adults alike – colorful vegetarian recipes as well as hearty dishes for meat lovers. It’s a great time of year to pack a wicker basket, pull out a checkered blanket, and head to your favorite patch of grass (the backyard counts!) To soak up the sun.

So what food do you bring to a picnic? The key to a good picnic is an array of sides, snacks or applications that don’t have to be served at a particular temperature – nothing ruins a day in the park faster than your submarine. of steaming meatballs that melt the ice cream it was wrapped with. Foods at room temperature are best, or options that can stay a bit without losing flavor. Some of the recipes we recommend, like cereal salads or hearty baguette sandwiches, actually improve when they’re seated and the flavors blend together. Bonus points for easy-to-prepare meals you can prepare the night before, which means more time outdoors and less time in the kitchen. And brownies for anyone who brings dessert, because there is nothing better than to end a peaceful day with a little something sweet.

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