Eating on the Go: Easy Picnic Fare

Five easy-to-transport recipes that showcase seasonal produce.
Related To:

Photo by: istockphoto.com/AdShooter

istockphoto.com/AdShooter

The hallmarks of a good picnic dish: portable, easy to eat and able to travel without spoiling. If you're taking your feast on the road (or to the beach or park) try these menu ideas.

Strawberry Lemonade Lemonade is the classic picnic beverage. Emeril's version adds plenty of in-season strawberries to create a fruity, bright-red refresher.

Lemon-Garlic Chickpea Dip Less perishable than a sour-cream or mayo-based dip (but just as delicious!), this easy chickpea dip from Rachael Ray works great on the go served up with a variety of sliced veggies. 

Caponata Picnic Sandwiches Sandwiches that can be served at any temperature are easy to take on a picnic, and Giada's caponata sandwiches, served on hearty ciabatta and bursting with fresh veggies and mozzarella cheese, will just get better during the wait. 

Picnic Basket Buttermilk Fried Chicken Great fried chicken is delicious hot, warm or cold, and it's totally portable and no-utensils-needed, eat-with-your-fingers-friendly. Serve up this old-fashioned recipe with classic potato salad for a traditional picnic.

Grandma Jean's Potato Salad In the Neely's recipe, celery, onion and hard-boiled egg nestle up with red potatoes for a classic picnic staple. Pack in ice to keep cold.

Star-Studded Berry Tarts Individual tarts make serving and eating easy, and these berry tarts can't help but be a crowd-pleaser. 

Keep Reading

Next Up

Pack a Posh Picnic

One fancy hotel chain is offering to fill your picnic basket for you.

8 Must-Know Picnic Hacks for Your Fourth of July Party

Have an outdoor picnic without packing up your entire kitchen.

Zesty Mole Shrimp: Your New Grilling Go-To

Simple to make but refreshingly delicious, this Mexican-inspired shrimp recipe is ready, willing and able to become your summer staple.

Grapefruit Gin and Tonic Recipe for Easy Entertaining

Give your basic gin a tonic a summer makeover with the addition of fresh mint, colorful pink grapefruit and sweet elderflower liqueur.

HGTV Happy Hour: Master This Grapefruit Gin and Tonic for Easy Summer Sipping

Keep it classy this summer with our sweet, citrusy take on the timeless gin and tonic.

Hop Skip and Go Naked Punch Recipe

This beer punch will make your tailgaters cheer.

Serve the Season: Easy Summer Squash Flatbread

A cheesy, veggie pizza you can make on the grill? Yes, please.

Eat In Season With This Early-Spring Menu

Make the most of your garden with these recipes.

On TV

Island Life

6:30am | 5:30c

Island Life

7am | 6c

Island Life

7:30am | 6:30c

Fixer Upper

8am | 7c

Fixer Upper

9am | 8c

Fixer Upper

10am | 9c

Fixer Upper

11am | 10c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Desert Flippers

1:30pm | 12:30c

Desert Flippers

2:30pm | 1:30c

Desert Flippers

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop Vegas

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop Vegas

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop Vegas

6:30pm | 5:30c

House Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

House Hunters

8pm | 7c

House Hunters

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop Vegas

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop Vegas

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

House Hunters

3:30am | 2:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.