The Perfect Picnic Spread: Tips and Recipes for Outdoor Feasting

Hello, dear picnic lovers and culinary adventurers! Ah, picnics—there's nothing like dining al fresco, surrounded by nature, with good company. Planning a picnic can be as simple or as elaborate as you want, but some essential tips and recipes can help elevate your outdoor dining experience to new heights. And hey, if you’ve got some garden gloves from Morewell, you know you’ll be picking the freshest ingredients for your picnic feast! 😉

Prepping Your Picnic Essentials

  1. Durable, Reusable Containers: Opt for glass jars or reusable silicone bags for packing salads and snacks. They're not just environmentally friendly; they keep food fresh and crisp.

  2. Insulated Cooler: It keeps perishable items chilled until you're ready to eat.

  3. Cutlery and Serveware: Bring lightweight, reusable cutlery and serveware to make your meal comfortable and sustainable.

  4. Napkins & Cleaning Wipes: Accidents happen! Best to be prepared.

Picnic Food Tips

  • Portability is Key: Foods that are easy to pack and eat are winners. Sandwiches, pasta salads, and fruits like apples or grapes fit the bill.

  • Temperature: Plan your menu around foods that taste great even if they aren’t at the perfect temperature.

  • Prep Ahead: The more you can prepare at home, the better. Pre-cut fruits, pre-marinate proteins, and assemble dry salad ingredients before you head out.

Easy Picnic Recipes

Spicy Mango Chicken Wraps

A tropical twist for the tastebuds.


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Tortilla wraps


  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, mango, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise and Sriracha. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine the spicy mayo with the chicken mixture.
  4. Spoon the filling onto tortilla wraps and roll them up.

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Jars

Vibrant, healthy, and oh-so-tasty.


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • Olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for dressing


  1. In a glass jar, layer quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, olives, and red onion.
  2. Just before eating, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste, and give it a good shake.

Gourmet S'mores Kit

Upgrade your s’mores game with unique ingredients.


  • Gourmet chocolate bars (think dark chocolate with sea salt, or milk chocolate with hazelnuts)
  • Marshmallows
  • Specialty cookies or artisanal graham crackers
  • Optional: Nut butters, fruit slices


  1. Pack each ingredient separately.
  2. Once you're ready for dessert, assemble your gourmet s’mores using the cookies or graham crackers as the base, followed by chocolate, marshmallows, and any other add-ons you like.

How's that for stepping up your picnic game? 🎉 We'd love to hear how these recipes worked out for you. Your input helps us learn what our community enjoys and how we can make our products even better for your outdoor endeavors. Cheers to delicious picnics! 🍽🌿