Picnic Recipe Ideas

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Try these great picnic recipe ideas on your next picnic outing. They will be sure to liven up the picnic experience!

Who wants to spend hours preparing a recipe for a picnic? Not I—that’s for sure! I want to get out and relax as quickly as possible! Go figure—I would be in a rush to relax. That says a lot about today’s busy lifestyle, now doesn’t it?

Now before I get off on some long-winded comment about society and pace of life, I’m going to give you a couple of no-fail, quick, in a rush to relax picnic recipes that are a perfect fit for your picnic basket for 2:

Sandwich Roll-ups

Forget the soggy sandwiches; try a picnic roll-up. (this recipe can also be adapted for low-carbohydrate lifestyles)

Items to buy:

  • aluminum foil
  • toothpicks
  • large tortillas (use wheat for low-carb)
  • thinly sliced lunchmeat of your choice (go ahead—splurge at the deli)
  • thinly sliced cheeses
  • whole lettuce leaves
  • condiments of your choice

The trick to get good roll-ups for this picnic recipe is the order you put the ingredients on the tortilla:

  1. Lay the tortilla flat on a piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Put a very light layer of your condiments on the tortilla. (see this picnic recipe is healthy too!)
  3. Lay the lettuce leaf down. (this is important at this stage—the meat and cheese will hold it down, otherwise your roll won’t roll correctly and fall apart)
  4. Lunchmeat
  5. Cheese

Then simply roll up your picnic roll and secure with a toothpick. For those of you that want to get really fancy with this picnic recipe, you can cut the roll and serve “finger roll-ups”.

Picnic Parfait

For those of you that just can’t picture a picnic without a dessert, here’s a wonderful quick and easy picnic recipe that is sure to please. It's also a great addition to your picnic basket for 4!

Items to buy:

  • Yogurt of your choice
  • fruit of your choice
  • granola cereal
  • clear plastic disposable containers

Simply layer your ingredients as you like and freeze your dessert. When you are ready to go on your picnic, grab the containers. By the time you get where you are going and are ready to eat this picnic recipe, you have a refreshing chilly treat. And there's no better way to transport this picnic recipes than with a gourmet picnic basket!

Other Picnic Recipes

Try these great picnic recipe ideas on your next picnic outing. They will be sure to liven up the picnic experience!