Picnic Recipes: Summer Garden Vegetables!

Thursday July 30, 2020

Family Picnic

If you planted a garden this spring you have probably been busy harvesting all the fresh veggies! Nothing hits the spot like fresh vegetables especially after putting the time, sweat, and love into growing them. And what better way to enjoy them than out in the sunshine on a warm summer day! 

I’ve put together some great recipes for your garden veggies. And not only are these recipes tasty and easy to make, they are great picnic foods! Each recipe gives you a fun way to prepare your veggies and is easy to pack up and take on-the-go. And the best part? The recipes are all healthy so you can enjoy them guilt free. So grab a picnic basket and a blanket and prepare for the most delicious picnic ever!

Big Beans and Tomato Vinaigrette 

The combination of fresh herbs and tomatoes in this recipe is so refreshing! This dish is light and tasty and is sure to hit the spot on a summer afternoon. Not to mention, the colors in this dish are beautiful so you can get that Instagram-worthy picnic snap (vegetables can be cute, too)! There is something about tomatoes and vinaigrette that goes so well together so you know this dish will be a hit.

Check out the recipe here!

Spiralized Greek Salad

I know what you’re thinking, salad is soo boring. But I promise, this recipe will change how you feel about salads! This recipe ditches the usual lettuce and replaces it with spiralized cucumber making this a salad with some substance. The combination of salty flavors and fresh vegetables is everything you need in a summer salad. This dish makes the perfect centerpiece for your picnic in the park.

You can find the recipe here.

Garden Veggie Spread

Who doesn’t love a good spread to go with chips or crackers? This spread uses a bunch of different veggies and herbs and is so fun to make! This recipe is super simple and leaves lots of room to get creative. You can try out different mixes of vegetables and herbs to find your favorite combo. This spread is great for picnics but also makes the perfect mid-day snack. 

Learn how to make it here!

Zucchini Tomato Salad

This salad is a great low-carb option. With lightly steamed squash and zucchini and fresh tomatoes, this dish really shows off your garden veggie harvest! The recipe is so simple allowing the vegetables to shine and really be the star of the show. I personally like to lightly roast the squash and zucchini instead of steaming it. This is another recipe that leaves room for some creativity so you can make it anyway you like!

See the recipe here.

 

A picnic is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon, especially with the right food. Give these recipes a try and let me know what you think! If you have your own go-to garden veggie dishes, share them below. I’m always on the hunt for more tasty dishes!

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Author: Allison Burditt

With a background in Marketing and Communication from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Allison provides reliable and relatable information on health and wellness topics.