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13 Super Simple Picnic Recipes - Part 2
By: Katie Keidan, Editorial Director, FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com
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There is no such thing as having too many super simple picnic recipes on hand for the summer months. Keep on cookin' with the continuation of the Super Simple Picnic Recipes - Part 1 and enjoy the rest of these salads and sides that will be ready to go in a snap. You'll have empty containers on the drive home because everyone, kids and all, will love each and every one of these quick and easy recipes. Grab your little kitchen assistants for a pre-picnic activity that gets everyone involved. Anyone can throw these Super Simple Picnic Recipes together and everyone will help gobble them up.
Kid Friendly Chili — Chili can look intimidating to a kid but one whiff of this and your little picnic-ers won't be able to resist. This super easy picnic recipe is less spicy and has a hint of chocolate in it. The sweet and savory combination makes this healthy picnic meal a total crowd pleaser, no matter the age.
Fruit Salad —Here is a fun way to end your picnic with a light and fresh treat. Throw in any fruit you have laying around and mix it up with your favorite whipped topping. As long as you pop it in the fridge before you leave, chill out with this refreshing end to a wonderfully relaxing summer night.
Grilled Asparagus Potato Salad (pictured) — Don't be fooled by the fact that it is a potato salad, this recipe has so many components to keep each bite exciting. With a little protein from the hard-boiled egg, the grilled asparagus brings out that summer picnic flavor.
Mayo Free Chicken Salad — There is nothing worse than a chicken salad that is doused in mayonnaise. Crisis averted with this super simple picnic recipe. The dressing has macadamia nuts so you'll feel like you're on the islands of Hawaii. Take yourself on a tropical vacation the next time you picnic with this flavorful combination of tart and savory flavors.
Vegan 7 Layer Dip (pictured) — Everything you could ever want plus tons more stack up with every bite of this gluten free dip. Your picnic guests can dip crackers, chips or veggies into this vegan dip for a fiesta for the taste buds. Your non-vegan picnic-ers won't miss the meat at all either so everyone can enjoy all 7 layers. Throw each layer atop the next and you're set to hit the road with this easy picnic recipe.
Goat Cheese Spread for Crackers or Veggies - The creamy texture of goat cheese makes for a rich decadent spread without being too heavy. Grab your favorite gluten free crackers to use for this onion, garlic cheese spread that will be gone before you know it.
Grilled Chipotle Turkey Sliders - It's easy to snack on little things when you're outside at a picnic but that doesn't mean you shouldn't eat some substantial food with protein and nutrients. These sliders are the perfect picnic size and only take 20 minutes to make. Truly a simple picnic recipe.
Spinach Balls - Anything you can pop into your mouth without a utensil is fair game for a picnic. Being a super-food, spinach has so many beneficial nutrients. But with this delicious recipe, it doesn't taste healthy even though it is. Go back for seconds, even thirds with what will become one of your favorite heart healthy picnic foods.
Be sure to check out the first 5 gluten free picnic menu ideas in 13 Super Simple Picnic Recipes - Part 1
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