Refreshing and easy to prepare recipes to enjoy an outdoor picnic

Outdoor picnics are a perfect leisure option to enjoy as a family this summer , which we can even do without leaving home, on our terrace or garden. The children will have a great time! And it is a very simple plan to put into practice.

We will only have to prepare a backpack with everything necessary , and take into account a series of rules when it comes to preserving and handling food to avoid food poisoning in summer .

Today we propose 13 delicious recipes that are easy to prepare and transport to enjoy an outdoor picnic. Enjoy your meal!

1) Chicken and canons wrap

We start with a classic that never disappoints and that both children and adults like a lot . The wrap can be eaten hot or cold, and inside we can add a large number of ingredients to our liking to make it especially tasty.


For 2 persons
  • tortillas for wrapstwo
  • Marinated chicken breaststwo
  • budstwo
  • Cesar dressing
  • anchoviestwo
  • Onionone
  • Parmesan

How to make chicken and lamb’s lettuce wrap

Difficulty: Easy
  • total time20m
  • Elaboration20m

One day before we have to marinate the chicken breasts . To do this, we will place them in a bowl with lemon juice, a splash of olive oil and a few drops of perryns sauce.

The next day we open the breasts and grill them until they are well browned. On the other hand, cut the hearts and the onion into julienne strips, the anchovies into pieces and the Parmesan into flakes.

As for the Cesar sauce, we can buy it or make it ourselves, grinding 100 ml of mayonnaise, 20 ml of water, three anchovies and 20 grams of grated Parmesan cheese.

To prepare the wraps we will place all the ingredients and we will join the two ends in the middle of it and with the two thumbs we lift one end and we will roll up.

2) Melon gazpacho

Melon gazpacho is a very moisturizing and refreshing option , ideal for taking advantage of the seasonal melon and obtaining, above all, various minerals. We can have it ready in just ten minutes, and it is an essential recipe to beat the heat in the hottest months of the year.

The quantities of its ingredients can be adjusted to taste, as well as eliminating some or introducing new ones. It can be served as a starter and eaten with a spoon or as an aperitif in shot format. Melon gazpacho is very versatile , like all gazpachos

3) Vegetable and prawn rolls

This is one of those no-cook recipes where all you have to do is chop up the ingredients, place inside a hydrated rice wafer, roll up, and you’re ready to eat!

The filling that we propose for our vegetable and prawn rolls is perfectly adaptable to the ingredients that everyone has in their fridge. This combination is delicious , but the one you make will be equally delicious.

To prepare 10 units of rolls we will need ten rice wafers, two carrots, a cucumber, 100 grams of red cabbage, 20 grams of fresh spinach sprouts, two radishes, ten cooked prawns, a splash of soy sauce and a handful sesame

The preparation is simple: all you have to do is peel the prawns, wash and cut the vegetables, hydrate the rice wafers by submerging them in water and fill them with the ingredients. A perfect and delicious dish to enjoy anywhere!

4) Potato omelette and wild asparagus

I don’t know about you, but I always associate having a picnic outdoors with eating a delicious potato omelette . I like this kitchen classic in any way, but the recipe that I share with you is perfect for children to eat vegetables almost without realizing it .

We are going to need two large potatoes, a bunch of wild asparagus, five eggs, salt and oil for frying. The trick to make the omelette juicy is to add the asparagus to the fire when the potatoes are almost ready, letting them fry together for a few minutes. I assure you that you will suck your fingers!

5) Bocadillo de ternera con salteado de pimientos, cebolla y mozzarella

Los bocadillos pueden convertirse en la opción perfecta y más sabrosa a la hora de hacer un picnic al aire libre. Este bocadillo que a continuación os comparto es uno de mis favoritos, y nos demuestra que no hacen falta ingredientes exóticos para disfrutar de una verdadera delicia.

To prepare it we are going to need peppers, onions, tomatoes on the vine, fresh mozzarella, beef fillets , oregano, thyme, pepper, salt and oil, and of course a rich ciabatta bread. For my taste, the irresistible touch is given by the exact point of caramelization of the onion. Impossible to resist!

  • Complete recipe for ‘Beef sandwich with sautéed peppers, onion and mozzarella’ in Directo al Paladar

6) Cold chicken round

This cold round chicken recipe is relatively simple to prepare but the flavor is surprising. In addition, it has the advantage that it can be prepared in advance and enjoyed without the need to heat it .

To prepare it we will need 500 grams of chicken breast, 100 grams of diced cooked ham, 400 ml of fresh cream for cooking, two spring onions, one egg white, 50 grams of breadcrumbs, garlic, pistachios ( ! Be careful if small children are going to eat it! , because the pistachios are left whole. In that case, it is better to do without them), pepper and olive oil.

We will start by chopping the chicken very finely, along with the onion and garlic. Crumble the bread and add all these ingredients to a bowl together with the tarragon and the peeled pistachios. Season and mix well.

Once the cream is whipped and mixed with the egg white until stiff, we incorporate it into the mixture along with the rest of the ingredients, and we begin to assemble our round with the help of aluminum foil and pressing well so that the dough is compact. This process is somewhat delicate and cumbersome, but it is an important step for our round to be perfect.

7) Melon salad, lamb’s lettuce and crispy chicken

The salad is the perfect dish when the heat is on , as it is not only refreshing and moisturizing, but also complete and with the right ingredients we can turn it into a unique dish that is easy and quick to prepare.

This recipe that we share with you below is made with chicken breasts that we will coat in chopped almonds or hazelnuts, lamb’s lettuce and melon. The irresistible point will be the crispiness of the chicken , as well as the salad dressing that each one decides to use.

8) Spinach and feta salad with seasonal fruits

Let’s go with another delicious recipe for a refreshing salad, this time made with feta cheese, spinach and fruit. We can take it as a starter or as an accompaniment to another dish, providing a fresh, light touch full of contrasts .

To prepare the salad we will need melon, watermelon, fresh spinach, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds (which will give it a unique and sophisticated touch), oil and salt. Its preparation is simple and fast, because we will only have to cut and mix the ingredients. In case of using pumpkin seeds, as indicated in the original recipe, we will have to previously toast them in a pan.

9) Pasta and smoked salad

Another essential recipe for summer is pasta salads, as they provide a fresh, light and different touch depending on the ingredients used to make it .

In this proposal that we bring you we are going to need pasta, green beans, potatoes and smoked salmon and trout. Its preparation is very simple although it will take us some time , since we have to cook the pasta, the potatoes and the beans. When everything is mixed, cut the smoked into strips and let cool.

10) Country salad

The country salad is another of the great summer classics that we can easily solve using natural tuna. It offers healthy fats in appreciable amounts other than complex carbohydrates.

The ingredients it contains are potatoes, spring onions, pear tomato, green and red pepper, tuna, eggs, green or black olives, olive oil, sherry vinegar, salt and lemon juice. Its preparation is very simple although it will take us some time because we must cook the potatoes and eggs. In addition, you have to count the cooling time because it is best to consume it very fresh.

11) Rice and lentil salad with avocado and tomato

Do you want an easy, quick and very tasty recipe for a summer meal? We propose this lentil salad , a very complete option that provides quality proteins, healthy fats, carbohydrates with a lot of fiber and a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

To prepare it we will need to cook half a cup of rice, a quarter of a cup of lentils (we can also use those that are already cooked in a pot), an avocado, a tomato and a half, three eggs, lemon juice, olive oil and Salt. When presenting the salad we can mix all the ingredients or arrange them on a separate plate.

12) Tuna and Potato Bites

To eat by hand, cold or warm, these snacks with healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and quality proteins are an excellent option that children will love to make and taste.

To make 14 units we will need two medium-sized potatoes, a can of raw tuna or 150 grams of cooked fresh fish, an egg, half an onion, 100 grams of breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, salt to taste and a tablespoon of oil.

Its preparation is very simple, because we will simply have to steam the potatoes (something that we can also do in the microwave), mix with the rest of the ingredients and let cool until the dough becomes firm . Then coat in egg and breadcrumbs and fry.

13) Eggplant meatballs and baked beans

Thanks to their consistency, these meatballs are very easy to carry in a tupperware or thermos, and enjoy their rich flavor anywhere. It is a vegan recipe, ideal for changing the way you eat legumes , with a creamy and smooth texture that will surprise children and adults.

The ingredients of the recipe are aubergines, cooked white beans, breadcrumbs, garlic, nutmeg, parsley, black pepper and salt. Its preparation is very easy and consists of grinding the aubergine together with the beans until you get a smooth paste, add the rest of the ingredients and bake for 20 or 25 minutes.

We can consume them cold, warm or added to a vegetable stew. There are many options and all of them are delicious!

We can complete our picnic with a delicious and healthy homemade ice cream , a refreshing lemonade or a healthy pastry recipe to suck your fingers!

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