Easy appetizers are great to set the ball rolling for a fun picnic!
They go so well with libations from the wine picnic basket while you set up the lunch.
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Appetizers can still be really tasty, even if you find you are pushed for time.
Just head for the pantry and fridge… or the supermarket and gourmet deli.
Picnics are pretty casual
meals... start with an easy nibble!
If you would rather make your own delicious and tasty appetizers
please look at these suggestions for easy appetizer recipes.
Really simple appetizers with minimal preparation and no cooking.
They look and taste great... and all you have to do is pop them on the platter.
A lightweight platter makes it easy to carry to the picnic.
Fill a bowl with dried biscuits... or slices of a French stick... or pumpernickel bread slices. Place this in the middle, or off to one side of the platter. Even all of these together make a special platter!
Arrange all the other appetizers around this.
A sharp knife is handy to cut salami, and cheese... and a small serving knife is used for pate serving. You can use a little fork for Dill cucumbers and pickled onions, but often at a picnic people use their fingers to dive in!
A pile of napkins to wipe those fingers is a help too.
Cut vegetables into long "fingers" and accompany with a bowl of basil pesto, or hummus, for dipping. Vegetables look great standing up in a glass, or jar, where they can be picked up in fingers to dip.
Arrange little bowls for seafood, or just arrange on the platter with little forks to serve.
Simply as they are, they are very delicious, but a bowl of seafood sauce is also nice with these choices.
You will need small biscuits to go with them... or croutons... or French sticks cut into rounds.
Slithers of fresh lemon, or a lemon to squeeze, adds a tang too.
Just add the lemon on the the platter with the seafood.
Make your own combinations on thin rounds of a French stick, or dried biscuits.
Pancetta, or ham, to wrap around the fruit just on it's own is fresh and tasty too.
Hold together with little wooden toothpick.
Prepare this before and stick a toothpick through to hold them together.
Now we have touched on the really, really simple ideas...
So just try easy appetizers recipes which, need just a little effort.
They will set off the picnic food and mix well in the platters from this page.
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