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6 Gourmet Picnic Food Ideas

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6 Gourmet Picnic Food Ideas
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If you are looking for something extra special to pack in your picnic basket, consider making these gourmet picnic food ideas. We've selected recipes that are great for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. These picnic dishes are filling, refreshing and easy to transport so you can ensure a stress-free picnic. Don't forget to pack cutlery, napkins, wine and a few bottles of S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna to complement these delicious picnic food ideas.

Smoked Tofu and Wild Mushroom Terrine

Be sure to pack a baguette into your picnic basket so you can slather this creamy mushroom terrine on a thick slice of bread. Wash it all down with some rosé.

Parma Ham with Figs

As soon as fresh figs are available at your local market take full advantage of them by making this sweet and savory picnic food idea. Slice the figs before hand and pack the prosciutto separately then put it all together right before serving.

Asparagus Frittata

What's great about frittatas is that they can be enjoyed at room temperature. However,  it's a good idea to pack this picnic food in a cooler if your outing is a particularly long one.

Mediterranean Potato Salad

This mayo-free potato salad with olives and feta cheese is dressed in a fragrant tomato oil vinaigrette which takes just minutes to make. 

Italian Crostini

Sauteed kale, artichokes and mascarpone are a killer combo for any fancy picnic. Pack all the elements separately then let your companions serve themselves.


Who doesn't love this classic Italian dessert? Portion it in individual mason jars before heading outdoors so everyone can enjoy a mess-free dessert.

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