5 Picnic Friendly Recipes You Will Want To Have This Summer

Summertime is all about soaking in the sun, being surrounded by friends, and eating great food. One of the cliche, but most fun things to do is to have a summer picnic. It's hard to figure out what to bring because sandwiches might too safe of a choice but you don't want to bring anything too difficult to eat while sitting on the ground or at a table either. Maybe you just want to spice it up a little bit and bring something different!

Here are some picnic-friendly recipes that can help you solve your problem and be a picnic favorite!

1. Vegan Beetroot Hummus

Vegan beetroot Hummus | The Smile Blog |

You have to think of the vegans when you go on picnics, too! This is a vegan AND gluten free recipe and it serves 6-8 people. Bring your favorite bag of chips and get ready to do some dipping. It looks pretty, it's healthy, and will be a guaranteed big hit.

2. Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Tomato and cucumber salad | The Smile Blog |

A super fresh and healthy side dish to have for any meal. This salad serves 6 people and only take 10 minutes to make! The tomatoes and onions are garnished with red onions and fresh basil, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper for taste. A simple, yet important bowl to serve!

3. Chicken and Vegetable Pinwheels

Chicken and vegetable Pinwheels | The Smile Blog |

Healthy and delicious? Yes! This recipe serves 4 pinwheels. What makes this wrap taste great is the fact that it is in a spinach wrap and has ranch dressing drizzled on top for added flavor. Of course, you can put it in any wrap of your choosing and add on dressing you'd like.

4. Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

Melon Prosciutto Mozzarella Skewers | The Smile Blog |

There's just something about skewers that makes eating them fun. The mix of these different flavors of sweet and salty makes for a tasty snack. This recipe serves 20 skewers, so you will have plenty! Get ready to say, "Yum!"

5. Banana Creme Pie Granola Parfaits

Banana Creme Pie Granola Parfait | The Smile Blog |

Desserts are a must at a picnic and you can't go wrong with parfaits! This recipe serves 4 and is guilt free and who wants to feel guilty when they're eating? You can pack these in small mason jars and have everyone eat them right out the jar!



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