Who loves a picnic on a warm sunny day? Well, we sure do! For our last Community Kitchen of this school year, our theme is No Bake Picnic. We decided to incorporate simple and refreshing recipes that go well with various other dishes, and are perfect to share with others.
Check out the links to our YouTube videos below as well as the attached recipe packet.
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These tangy sandwiches are a vegetarian take on a classic picnic favorite: the chicken salad sandwich. The red onions add a nice crunch to the softer salad. To prevent the contents from spilling out of the sandwich, try replacing the baguette with a pita pocket or a wrap. To make this recipe vegan, simply use vegan mayo instead of regular mayo.
This is a great dip for tortilla chips or veggies. It provides an abundance of classic ingredients that create a gourmet hummus that will make you think was made in a restaurant. From the fresh flavors of cilantro to the spice of crushed red peppers and cumin, the combination of flavors also makes a perfect addition to a picnic.
This potato salad is the perfect addition to any picnic or backyard barbeque. It is light and fresh, because it is made with fresh herbs and without any mayonaise. This dish is perfect served immediately, chilled, or at room temperature. Because there is no mayonnaise in this potato salad, it is safe to serve at room temperature! Potato salad is a great side for grilled chicken, hamburgers, or our Chickpea Salad Sandwiches.
The crunchy cabbage against the acidic and sweet dressing makes for a refreshing combination for a warm-day picnic. A good source of vitamin A and vitamin C, this side dish is quick, easy to make, and customizable. Parsley is added for extra flavor – you can add as much or as little to your taste preference. This fresh take on a classic pairs well with many different main courses, whether it is sandwiches, wraps, or barbecue food!
This yogurt dip uses labneh, a soft cheese popular in Middle Eastern cuisine made from strained yogurt. This versatile dip can be served alongside pita chips, bread, vegetables, and even as a spread on sandwiches – the possibilities are endless! With only 3 ingredients, this dip is easy to make for a picnic on a sunny day.
These no-bake cheesecake bites are the perfect addition for a warm summer day’s picnic. They have a nice balance of chocolate and cheesecake filling with a raspberry burst in the middle. This treat is easily customizable – you can experiment with other fruits or add flavorings such as fruit liqueurs in the cream cheese of the cheesecake mixture. A cooler or an insulated container will ensure your cheesecake bites stay cold all the way to your picnic destination.
Thank you again for watching or cooking with us! Here you can find a link to our recipe packet, so you can cook these at home too!
We look forward to hopefully seeing everyone in person next October!