Pack a picnic and make some memories! We’ve got some delicious portable picnic food ideas—bean and potato salads, chicken salads, and fun sandwiches. Plus, we have warm-weather drinks and yummy picnic desserts, including our best brownies.
On the next nice day, head outdoors—whether it’s to your outdoor patio or a nearby park! Find a shady spot, spread out a picnic blanket, bring a book or board game, and enjoy the day!
While a traditional wicker basket is romantic, a simple tote or cooler is perfectly practical. Don’t forget utensils including a knife, perhaps a cutting board to use as a flat surface, a bottle opener if needed, napkins or paper towels, and a bag for clean-up.
This attractive Seven-Layer Salad looks great when assembled in a clear glass bowl. This salad should be made about 8 hours before serving, which makes it very convenient for potlucks when you don’t have time for a lot of last-minute preparations.
Coat one side of each slice of foccacia or French bread with pesto or olive oil. Layer on the tomato slices, season with salt and pepper, add the mozzarella slices and fresh basil leaves, and top with a second piece of bread. Wrap in foil if transporting.