The sun is out, the temperatures are finally warming up and we can’t wait to spend the weekend outside! Whether it’s for a girls’ brunch, a romantic afternoon, or anything in-between, host the perfect picnic with a little help from your local ShopRite!
Who can resist all those perfectly sliced cheeses, crackers, olives and more? If you’re not sure where to start with your picnic lunch, pick 3-4 cheeses and pair with some fresh and dried fruits, crackers, olives, a few smoked meats and a crusty baguette!
For our Internationally Inspired Cheeseboard, we went with:
Thinking about a kid-friendly version of our picnic party? No problem! Everyone will adore bite-size finger sandwiches. Stick a few classics like PB&J (or Almond Butter and Jam if you’re a PB-Free household) and then add a few fun ones like the essential cucumber or smoked salmon and cream cheese!
Nobody wants a boring salad, so pull out all the stops for your picnic additions.
Simple grain salads keep well and are enjoyable cold or at room temperature. Think Wholesome Pantry farro, quinoa or brown rice and get creative with the additions! For a more classic green salad, something like a vibrant Greek salad with fresh grape tomatoes, salty olives and feta cheese will do the trick. Finally, who could resist the classic macaroni or potato salad? These are especially helpful if you plan on bringing little ones to the party. Store your salads in mason jars or re-usable plastic containers.
Here’s a few recipes to get you started:
Think crisp, white or a fruity red wine for your romantic picnic, or cold-brewed tea and fresh lemonade for brunch and kid parties!
Additional snacks to think about for filling your picnic basket:
Really want to WOW your friends? Surprise them with these easy, breezy DIY refrigerator pickled vegetables! They’re perfect as antipasti for your cheeseboard, toppings for sandwiches and crackers, and just for plain old snacking.