Delicious Recipes For Picnic Food To Try For Your Next Outing


March 20, 2018

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Looking for some easy picnic food ideas? Check out these Delicious Recipes For Picnic Food To Try For Your Next Outing, they are all family-tested!

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When you are planning a picnic you need recipes that are easy to make but also crowd-pleasers. These recipes all hit that mark and are guaranteed to be gobbled up by your gang.

Recipes For Picnic Food

Chicken Drumsticks with Lime & Ginger

chicken drumsticks with lime and ginger

Summer time and the cooking is easy (or at least it should be!) This recipe for chicken drumsticks with lime and ginger is delicious and really quick to throw together, either hot as part of a barbeque or cold to take on a picnic.

Marinade the chicken legs in a Ziploc bag or bowl and every few hours turn it and massage the marinade into the meat before roasting or grilling.

Homemade Sausages

homemade sausages

Most children love sausages, as do adults, however we can be concerned about the ingredients used in commercial sausages. These Homemade Sausages taste delicious and only take a few minutes to prepare.

Portable Potato Salad

Portable Potato Salad

Potato salad is yummy for picnics, but for a variation try this portable potato salad made from a leftover ham dinner! Put the dressing in the bottom of the jar before filling it and to layer it with the meat at the bottom, then the vegetables on top. Then when you get to your destination, give your jar a shake to mix the dressing and all the ingredients!


homemade lemonade

You can make stock syrup and keep it in the fridge, and easily make a big jug of lemonade with lemons and an orange.

This Homemade Lemonade recipe is lovely for picnics, add some ice cubes and then keep it cool in a thermos flask while you transport it.

Fruit for Your Picnic

party food ideas

You need fruit that’s easy to transport and easy to eat. I like to pack up some:

  • watermelon slices
  • strawberries
  • frozen grapes (they’ll thaw on the way and be nice and cool)
  • apple slices (squeeze lemon to keep from going brown)
  • satsumas or tangerines

Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookiesEmma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are just like the real sticky cookies you get in the States.  Keep a roll of the dough in the fridge and just cook it as you need it.

Have your say! Any other great ideas for picnic food that your family loves? Tell us in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

Delicious Recipes For Picnic Food To Try For Your Next Outing

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Published On: March 20th, 2018 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: June 28th, 2020 / Tags: , /

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