Juicy ruddy shish kebab, fragrant grilled vegetables, fresh herbs and spicy sauce — can anything be tastier? Of course, meat on the grill is the main dish at a picnic. However, in addition to it, you can cook a huge variety of tasty and healthy dishes.
The choice of dishes for a picnic depends on individual culinary preferences, as well as on the place and type of recreation. For example, if you plan to just sit with friends on the lawn of a city park, then products that require cooking on an open fire, of course, should be immediately deleted from the shopping list. If barbecue is included in your plans, then feel free to choose recipes for barbecue, fish and vegetables on the grill.
Believe me, they are worth it to cook them! Our editors have already managed to test most of them for the May holidays. Bookmark the recipe page as a cheat sheet for the entire hot picnic season. It will help you to make every outing into nature original.
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So what can you cook at a picnic besides the traditional barbecue?
The main ingredients of picnic salads are, of course, vegetables. You can combine them any way you like. It is best to cook salads right in nature. This will maximize their freshness, taste and appearance. It is also important to choose the right filling. Refuse mayonnaise, because it spoils very quickly. Do you want trouble? The same applies to all dressings based on fermented milk products (sour cream, yogurt, etc.). Olive or sunflower oil, lemon juice with mustard is the best and very tasty option.
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In nature, you always want to eat. While the main dishes are being prepared, you will need to chew something. This is where sandwiches, canapes, pita rolls and other picnic snacks come in handy. They can be prepared in advance at home, or you can “fold” already at a picnic. So they will be tastier and more appetizing. By the way, slices of bread for sandwiches and canapes can be fried over a fire. They will become especially tasty and crunchy. As for the filling, here you can fantasize as much as you like: cheese, meat, sausage, vegetables, pates, bacon …
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It rarely comes to desserts at a picnic. However, if you are planning a rest until late or with an overnight stay, you will definitely want sweets. Do not buy cakes and pastries with fatty butter creams. Firstly, they can deteriorate, and secondly, they will “leak” in the heat. It is better to bring sweet ingredients with you and cook them on the spot. For example, you can fry bananas with chocolate filling on the grill or even cook apple strudel on the fire!
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