We’ll admit it: it does take a little bit of time to prep the ultimate homemade picnic, but man, they are worth it! Crack open a bottle of chilled rosé, unwrap a crusty baguette with the season’s tastiest fresh flavours, share in a freshly baked chewy cookie, and while away the afternoon under the shade of a big tree… With 7 picnic recipes, plus a bonus ‘How to Pack a Picnic Basket’ video tip, Curtis is gonna make your picnic daydreams a reality!
Curtis packs his version of the classic pan bagnat for family trips to the beach. This sandwich gets better as it sits and the flavours blend.
Potato salad is the quintessential picnic food. Put a fun spin on the classic cold and creamy dish with a sprinkling of capers, cornichons and bacon, and your picnic crew will be wanting seconds, guaranteed.
Orzo pasta almost feels like silky little pearls on the palate. The pasta is so moreish and the recipe calls for some of the favourite flavours of summer.
The beauty of quinoa is that it is a complete protein – other grains are usually combined with legumes to achieve the same nutritional content. (Quinoa is really a grass, though it is categorised as a grain). The quinoa is brightened up with lots of veggies. This tiny grain’s so light and healthy that it won’t weigh you down before a big hike.
This wrap bulges with flavour and fresh ingredients and can be grasped in one hand while tossing around a frisbee.
Smooth and buttery avocado goes great with crunchy chips for a satisfying snack to dip in and out of all arvo. Be sure to store your guac in a chilled, airtight container so it keeps bright and green.
The sweet spot! After enjoying all of the above, you’ll be wanting something sweet to seal the deal on your perfect picnic. These old-fashioned biscuits take only 15 minutes to make and are so chewy and tasty, they’re really too good to reserve just for picnics.
Now that you’ve gone to the effort to make some or all of the above, the final step is to get your goodies to your picnic location of choice in good nick. Pack like a pro to then picnic like a pro!
Over and out,
Curtis and Team x