Easy but Great Picnic Food Ideas ... for the Picnic Menu



Here are some of our favorite picnic food ideas, things you will find to be really tasty and inviting.

A Picnic menu with easy food ideas for you to choose from.

  • Easy Appetizers … really simple suggestions without cooking
  • Easy appetizer recipes for more picnic food ideas ...they are easy, but do need a little cooking or preparation.
  • Lunch ideas
  • Salads
  • Picnic sandwiches
  • Barbeque tips
  • Desert
  • Cakes and slices
  • Bread
  • Fruit ideas
  • Wine picnic baskets
  • This has been fun looking for the perfect picnic menu… searching through the old recipe books and the favorite recipes still on scraps of paper which haven’t made it into the recipe books.

    Friends and family have also given their suggestions and old favorites...If you have a recipe to share please do so...Contact Us

    First though…

    Helpful Tips …


  • Food which is not complicated and is easily transported, will make the day easier.
  • Our favorite picnic food ideas are prepared,where possible,the night or day before
  • Assemble into light containers next morning, ready to go into the ice box or picnic basket or back pack.
  • This leaves the food in the fridge as long as possible and then packed last.
  • If you have the picnic check list handy, this will help you...don't forget anything!


  • Appertizers are a good way to start your picnic and I have broken them up into two parts...

    Really simple appetizers for an easy start.

    If you are prepared to do a little cooking or extra preparation then these easy appetizer recipes are what you will need.


    …great to have while you empty the basket and set up the picnic table.

    …Then on to

    delicious lunch ideas with stunning salads, followed by yummy desserts… cakes, flans and fruity bits too.

    …So while I continue to research even more wonderful suggestions and the best recipe books for picnic food, these favorites…tried and tested and simple, are a great way to launch your food ideas for a picnic.

    The Picnic Menu with easy ideas for you to choose from...

  • Easy Appetizers … really easy
  • Easy appetizer recipes. A little bit of effort
  • Lunch ideas
  • Salads
  • Picnic sandwiches
  • Barbeque tips
  • Desert
  • Cakes and slices
  • Bread
  • Fruit ideas
  • Wine picnic baskets


  • This sumptuous picnic menu with food ideas which are simple to make and easy to carry to your favorite picnic spot.


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