So what to prepare for your Easter picnic food ideas? You'll find everything needed for a picnic here.
Many happy lazy picnics have been shared over Easter… a very happy tradition!
For us... it is mostly beautiful autumn weather, gorgeous autumn leaves, often fresh breezes on warm sunny days.
Wonderful for walks with the family and the dog... after devouring the delicious picnic food of course!
If it's spring for you… lucky you! That is an amazing time for a picnic…
To have walks through the park and along trails in the woods, with sweet smelling blossom and daffodils in Spring.
How very gorgeous!
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It's a great time to get together with your friends to plan for your Easter picnic food ideas.
With special Easter traditional touches... it's a good excuse to make things chocolate!
The the dessert, or desserts... chocolate brownies, cake, eggs and nests.
For the main savory food…take things for the Easter bunny, like the salad.
Will you take food for your family, the whole picnic? It's a great time to pool your food and share.
I'm not sure why, but food made by someone else always seems to taste better, doesn't it?
It can be a real feast and a lovely surprise for you, if you haven't had to do it all.
It's always fun to take a few extra things to put in the picnic basket...
As chocolate is heading the list... I will show you how to make these very special chocolate nests to fill with mixed Easter eggs.
If you haven't been lucky enough to find a stand like this... just use a plate... or tray.
If you have clean ... and not poisonous... leaves... scatter over the plate and then tuck the nests and eggs amongst the leaves. Big leaves, such as vine leaves are good... or spinach, or the big outside leaves of lettuce are good too!
This platter has big fig leaves, grape vine, honeysuckle, bay leaves, geranium, strawberry leaves and a couple of parsley flowers.
A mixture of big and little leaves like strawberry or pansy leaves look really great... even a few twigs tossed in, for fun.
A mixture of the easy nests and lots of chocolate eggs from the shop really brighten up the picnic table... kids... and friends, love it!
To make chocolate Easter nests... Find the recipe below...
For Easter picnic food ideas, have a bit of fun decorating the table... especially if there are children sharing your Easter picnic food ideas!
Enjoy finding something like the rabbit/Easter bunny tea towel, to spread over the table cloth.
A nest made of twigs in a pot, or basket... Even have the children make nests... then fill with chocolate eggs and a chocolate rabbit... on the day perhaps!
The salad with whole baby carrots and other stems of greenery, just for fun. Make a dip to have with this salad.
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This is a good place to start thinking about what food to take for Easter picnic food ideas.
Suggested platters for you...
Make a delicious collection of dips, nuts, pretzels and dried biscuits.
Choose tasty cheeses, olives, dried fruit... and fresh fruit like pears and figs or peaches.
You will find more when you check the lists of appetizers.
Or... Make pesto for dipping into.
Bowls of...avocado and crunchy walnuts and a bowl of hummus.
How about a tasty olive dip, or smoked salmon wraps... very impressive!
Often sandwiches are the easiest food to take to a picnic... especially if you make them really lush and delicious.
You will need to take extra!
Bread or rolls... or your favorite wraps, baguette or your local specialty.
You will find inspiring lists of ideas here... best sandwiches for a picnic
So start with...
Salad dressing with variations.
Mayonnaise and other suggestions using this recipe... including simple Aoili.
Find... A classic green picnic salad recipe.
Dipping salad to go with the carrot for the Easter bunny.
Potato salad... a favorite old German recipe.
Tomato and cucumber salad, very versatile.
A Greek style salad.
Quinoa salad, full of delicious and interesting ingredients.
This is a delicious part of any picnic... so for your Easter picnic food ideas look through these suggestions.
The chocolate cake pictured is flourless and sugarless. Does this mean you can eat more chocolate?!
Nance's sponge and butterfly cakes are so special and light, as sponges should be... an extra hint here.
Banana cake with prunes (optional)... another old favorite with our family.
Whole orange cake is a winner and very popular!
Hints and suggestions here...
One of our favorites has to be the scones... once again a very special old recipe, light and moist.
Simple trifle... so handy for a quick picnic too.
How to poach delicious fruit.
and Little strawberry baskets are a hit too!