July 7 | Chefs Recipes, Event & Party Planning

Summer Picnic Inspiration

Summer Picnic’s – Fill your picnic basket with tasty next level options!
Nothing tops off a day of outdoor activities or exploring during the summer months, than a tasty picnic. Here are six simple and easy picnic ideas that are a must have for every picnic basket.

1. Cheese and Charcuterie Board
Mix a selection of cheeses (brie, cheddar, gouda) and cured meats (salami, prosciutto) with crackers, breadsticks, and mixed nuts. Bring the wow with some added dark chocolate or fresh strawberries and voilà – a cheese board to treat your senses.

2. Fresh Fruit Salad
Refreshing and hydrating, a fruit salad is easy to prepare, and is perfect for hot Summer days. Mix seasonal fruits like watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and pineapple, before adding a squeeze of lime juice to enhance the flavors and keep it fresh.

3. Caprese Skewers
Simple to assemble, visually appealing, and delicious. Skewer cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and mozzarella balls in alternating order. Drizzle with balsamic glaze right before serving to add that finishing touch.

4. Chicken Salad Wraps
For a more substantial, yet light main dish option, chicken wraps are ideal as they are easy to make ahead of time, and they transport well. Wrap cooked chicken breast, Greek yogurt or mayo, avocado or celery, and walnuts in whole wheat tortillas. Add a touch of Dijon mustard and lemon juice for an extra pop of flavor.

5. Afternoon Tea

Inspired by a traditional Afternoon Tea, this picnic should include light bites and tasty treats. Classic finger sandwiches are a must with flavors like cucumber and cream cheese or smoked salmon with dill. Add scones, cookies, and mini cakes for dessert. For full Brigerton effect, swop tea & coffee for Summery peach or raspberry ices teas or homemade lemonade.

6. Hummus & Veggie Platter
For a healthy, light, and easy-to-pack option, a crunchy vegetable platter is perfect for dipping and sharing. Combine bay carrots, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips, and cherry tomatoes with a variety of flavours from classic, garlic or roast pepper and enjoy.

Your summer picnics will be a hit every time, when you add these simple yet tasty options. If you prefer indoor dining then pop into the Bailey Bar & Eatery in Enniscorthy for a celebratory Afternoon Tea or just to enjoy their lunch or evening menus.

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