A phantastic collection of picnic ideas contributed by food bloggers around the globe... this list will ensure you never run out of picnic ideas - savoury recipes as well as sweet, breads, salads, quiches, tarts and much, much more!
The recipes are organised by category and show the main (or rare) ingredients, so you know at one glance whether the recipe is right for you. ENJOY!
Green Gourmet Giraffe (Australia)
A bread for grown-ups and kids alike... wonderfully simple, yet delicious!
Ingredients: lager, flour, salt, sugar
Blue cheese & butternut bread
Easier to transport than a full-blown meal, but equally satisfying…
Ingredients: stilton, butternut, sage, pecans, olive oil dough
parsley focaccia with spicy whipped butter
Charche Chauke Ke (USA)
Fresh and fluffy bread dunked in deliciously spicy butter.
Ingredients: flour, yeast, honey, herbs, butter, lime, chilli powder
coriander squares (Kothimbir Vadi)
Tongue Ticklers (India)
Wonderfully exotic bread alternative – and a recipe for apple & fig milkshake!
Ingredients: chickpea meal, ginger, garlic coriander, turmeric
Kayser’s Baguette Monge
Apple Pie, Patis, & Pâté (USA)
For the hobby bakers among you, an irresistible recipe for traditional baguettes.
Ingredients: liquid levain (100%), bread flour, instant yeast, water
Food & Family (South Africa)
Italian staple with sea salt and rosemary – fill any way you like!
Ideal for snacking and dipping, ready to enjoy anywhere - no need to go on a picnic!
Ingredients: home-made bagels, olive oil, dried herbes, spices, parmesan
herb & parmesan sticks
Technicolor Kitchen (Brazil)
Irresistible savoury treat for snacking in the grass or on your carpet.
Ingredients: yeast dough, parmesan, herbes de
Kitchen Parade (USA)
There’s no picnic without bread and this is a great alternative to a store-bought loaf…
Ingredients: flour, olive oil, herbs, maldon salt, toasted seame seeds
Indian flatbreads, used cold for wraps or hot with pickles, cucumber and yoghurt.
Ingredients: wholewheat flour, spinach, garlic, onion, chillies, spices, ghee
SANDWICHES & WRAPS:
My Food Blog (
Celebrated food-on-the-go, but not that easy to take along… ticket to Mumbay essential!
Ingredients: bread, tomato, potato, onion, cheese, chutney, chaat masala
& tomato croissant
Sukanya's Musings (Singapore)
Quick and easy snack for taking along just anywhere.
Ingredients: croissants, tomatoes, cheese
Chicken club sandwiches
What’s For Lunch, Honey? (
Healthy version of a club house classic with deliciously marinated chicken.
Ingredients: chicken breast, avocado, spices, tomato, lettuce, coriander
Healthy, refreshing sub sandwich Italian style.
Ingredients: zucchine, broccoli, marinara sauce, mozzarella, bread
Heart-warming meal in a tortilla, enjoyed along the river with a glass of wine and a paper.
Ingredients: chicken, apple, red onions, bacon, pine nuts
Sukanya's Musings (Singapore)
Nutritious and healthy sandwiches to be assembled on the spot.
Ingredients: bread, potatoes, beetroot, cucumber, tomatos, chutney
Cheese and Caramelized Red onion tart
My Easy Cooking (South Africa)
Eternal French classic with a new twist and perfect harmony of savoury and sweet.
Ingredients: puff pastry, red onions, goat’s cheese
Leek, asparagus and goat’s feta tarts
Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once (
Great for the colder days of spring, a delicious revival of an old classic!
Ingredients: leek, asparagus, goat’s feta, filo pastry, eggs, cream, milk, parmesan
Classic bistro food that tastes equally good cold.
Ingredients: shortcrust pastry, onions, eggs, sour cream, cheese
pumpkin, bacon & feta frittata
Gourmet Chick (UK)
Perfect for a picnic, a classic Italian dish with an autumnal twist!
Ingredients: pumpkin, onion, bacon, eggs, cream, parmesan
Savoury pepper cake
Kopiaste.... to Greek Hospitality (
Excellent for using up left-overs and preparing a quick treat for a trip to the lake.
Ingredients: ham, turkey, peppers, halloumi, evaporated milk, eggs
Lekker Lekker Lekkerste (
Vietnamese-style rice paper rolls with crunchy vegetables and own peanut sauce.
Ingredients: rice paper, spinach, carrots, mange tout, chicken
Wonderful for a picnic in the park or in your lunch box – Spanish tortilla & more!
Ingredients: potatoes, onion, minced beef, cheese, eggs
Tasting Spoons (
Hot sauces spice up this pasta salad and the variations are endless!
Ingredients: pasta, scallions, bell pepper, celery, mayo, hot BBQ sauce
1x umrühren bitte aka
Tasty, yet healthy and refreshing salad using veggies left-over from the BBQ.
Ingredients: couscous, grilled vegetables, lemon juice, parsley
Equal Opportunity Kitchen
Pasta salad with grilled vegetables, warmed on a camping stove or served cold.
Ingredients: orzo pasta, Italian sausages, zucchine, tomatoes, pepper, chicken stock
Pasta salad with ham, cheese & apples
Sweet & sour the European way – a filling pasta salad for any occasion.
Ingredients: ham, cheese, apples, maccaroni, onions, gherkins, mayo, parsley
and tomato pesto salad
Dragon’s Kitchen (Canada)
Light potato salad inspired by Italian flavours – perfect for picnic and BBQ.
Ingredients: potatoes, tomatoes, bacon, pesto, pine nuts
salad with runner beans & pesto
A Year From Oak Cottage (UK)
Light and summery potato salad with a nod to our Italian friends.
Ingredients: potatoes, runner beans, pesto, balsamico, pine nuts, spring onions
What Smells So Good? (Canada)
A mayo-free, yet creamy and lightly spicy salad made with roasted potatoes.
Ingredients: potatoes, garlic, silken tofu, dijon, mustard, herbs
Columbus Foodie (USA)
A bowl that contains a bit of everything - therefore liked by all!
Ingredients: potatoes, carrots, peas, eggs, pickles, cucumber
Cafe Lynnylu (
Warning! Basket also contains water melon agua fresca and delicious empanadas!
Ingredients: pasta, black beans, corn, olives, cheddar, lettuce, spices and herbs
Baby fruit cakes
Kitchen Delights (UK)
These will delight even in the colder season – and they’ll keep forever!
Ingredients: dried fruits, spices, butter, flour
Banana bread with chocolate chips and walnuts
Dragon’s Kitchen (Canada)
Moist and sweet treat with the wonderful aroma of toasted nuts.
Ingredients: bananas, chocolate, walnuts, lemon juice, eggs, butter
mint & whisky jam
Dhanggit's Kitchen (France)
Jam prepared for your picnic or from what you gather during your picnic…
Ingredients: berries, mint, sugar, whisky
eat the right stuff (UK)
This is just the ticket for all sweet-toothed picnickers who adore fruits!
Ingredients: mixed berries, mascarpone, crème fraiche, plums, almonds, brioche dough
Exceeding the speed limit
Exceedingly indulgent dessert for a picnic – apparently great with wine!
Ingredients: eggs, butter, chocolate, flour, chocolate chips
vegetarian in ME (
Energy with every bite: perfect for those moments when you think you won’t make it home…
Ingredients: fruits, nuts, orange zest, bran flakes, butter, syrup, honey
Dine & Dish (USA)
Perfect for breakfast or a treat on any journey, however far.
Ingredients: flour, water, butter, pie filling
Cook Sister! (UK)
Almost too beautiful too eat, a great twist on the old American classic pecan pie!
Ingredients: syrup, honey, butter, rum, pistachios, shortcrust pastry
chocolate & banana bread
La Tartine Gourmande (USA)
Wheat-free alternative to a perennial favourite… a wonderful sweet treat!
Ingredients: quinoa, tapioca starch, rice flour, bananas, nuts, chocolate, eggs, butter, oils, pumpkin seeds
& plum galette
Passionate About Baking (India)
Delightful, flaky pastry topped with seasonal fruit – a delight inside and out!
Ingredients: flour, buttermilk, butter, sugar, fruits and spices
& lime cheesecake
Greedy Gourmet (
Best made for a picnic on a coolish day, this will bring out the sunshine in no time!
Ingredients: digestives, quark, double cream, raspberries, limes, gelatine
TONGUE TICKLERS... (India)
A sweet, guilt-free treat that isn’t as sticky as many other vegan cakes.
Ingredients: carrots, jaggery, flax seeds, coconut, soy milk
This collection of recipes has been put together as part of the series "Waiter! There's something in my..." organised alternatingly by Jeanne of Cook Sister!, Andrew of SpittonExtra and Johanna of thepassionatecook.
Thanks for another excellent round of our favourite food blogging event - you are amazing!