Picnic season is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited. Whatever adventure your summer holds — swimming at the lake, long bike rides, hikes through the woods — we have your guide to easy-to-pack and reliably delicious meals for your next outing.
Pack it as a side, or up the portions for a main course. This simple and fresh salad is as easy as it gets. Tip: make it ahead of time and snatch it out of the fridge when you’re ready to go.
We all know meat gets a little questionable the longer it goes un-refrigerated, which is why the cucumber sandwich is a great alternative if you’re traveling a long distance. Pile on the alfalfa sprouts, tomato and avocado for a meal that’s hearty without being heavy.
If you’re looking to step up your picnic game, we have your winner. Roasting the veggies packs a lot of flavor wrapped up into one low-maintenance meal. Just make sure to secure it in wax paper first so all that goodness stays where it’s supposed to (and not at the bottom of your bag).
BLTs are a tried-and-true summer favorite. Why not wrap it up in a tortilla and take it with you?
Chips and salsa are a fail-safe for any summer gathering. Pack it up in some Tupperware and dig-in. Bonus: when you’ve finished the whole bag of tortilla chips (which be honest, you know you will) you can use it to pack up any trash you have. Everybody wins!