Easy Picnic Recipes

Easy Recipes for Lip-smackingly Tasty Picnic Foods to Munch On

Have a worry-free time with family and friends with these easy picnic recipes. Trust me, everyone will be busy devouring your delicious meal.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Recipes that Please Everyone

For a picnic, pre-packed foods do come in handy. However, it cannot replace a home cooked meal. So do try your hand at these recipes as they are delicious and oh-so simple to make.

Macaroni Salad
Serves - 6

Ingredients
  • Buttermilk, ¾ cup
  • Mayonnaise, ¾ cup
  • Mustard Sauce, 1 tablespoon
  • Worcestershire Sauce, ½ teaspoon
  • Black Pepper, as per taste
  • Cooked Macaroni, 3 cups
  • Lean Cooked Ham (cut into ½ inch cubes), 1 pound
  • Celery (chopped), 2 ribs
  • Peas, ½ cup
  • Sweet Pickles (chopped), ½ cup
  • Red Bell Pepper (chopped), ½ cup
  • Scallions (chopped), 2
  • Cherry Tomatoes, for garnishing
Method
  • In a bowl, mix buttermilk, mayonnaise, mustard sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, and keep it covered in the refrigerator.
  • In a big bowl, combine macaroni, ham, celery, peas, pickles, red pepper, and scallions.
  • Add the dressing to the salad and toss well. Garnish the salad with cherry tomatoes and your salad is ready to be packed.
Tuna Sandwiches
Serves - 4

Ingredients
  • 15 ounce can of Great Northern Beans (drained), 1 can
  • Garlic Cloves (minced), 3
  • Fresh Lemon Juice, 3 tablespoons
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 6 tablespoons
  • Fresh Basil (chopped), 5 tablespoons
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Black Pepper, ½ teaspoon
  • 6 ounce Can Tuna, 2 cans
  • Parsley (chopped),1 tablespoon
  • Olives (chopped), ¼ cup
  • Celery (chopped), 1 stalk
  • Red Onion (chopped), 3 tablespoons
  • Bread
  • Slices of Italian Bread, such as Ciabatta (cut into ½ inch pieces)
  • Lettuce Spring Mix, 1 cup
Method
  • Mash the beans in a bowl with a fork.
  • Add garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons basil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and stir thoroughly.
  • Place tuna in a small bowl and add remaining basil, olives, onion, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in.
  • Place ¼ bean mixture on one slice of bread. On the bean mixture, add ¼ tuna salad, lettuce leaves, and a slice of bread.
Zucchini Frittata
Serves - 2

Ingredients
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic Clove (minced), 1 clove
  • Zucchini (sliced into ¼ inch rounds), ½ pound
  • Eggs, 4
  • Milk, 2 tablespoons
  • Dried Oregano and salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • Parmesan Cheese (grated), 1½ tablespoon
  • Green Onions (sliced), ¼ cup
  • Small can of Sliced Ripe Olives, drained, ½ can
Method
  • In an oven pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and zucchini to the oil, and stir occasionally. The zucchini needs to turn tender. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • In a bowl, lightly beat eggs and milk together and add oregano, salt, pepper, cheese, onions, olives, and zucchini.
  • In a pan, add olive oil and pour in the egg mixture. Do not stir the mixture.
  • When the egg mixture begins to set, lift the edges with a spatula and tilt the pan to allow the uncooked egg to flow underneath.
  • Continue to cook the eggs till the eggs are softly set.
  • Remove from heat and place under broiler, approximately 6 inches away from the heat, just till top of the eggs are set.
  • Once cooked, cut it into wedges and pack it for the picnic.
Macaroni Salad
Homemade Tuna Sandwich
Zucchini pies on cutting boards