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The Best Picnic Foods  for Date Night

Heidi Samia | Eleanor Rose Home

Picnic foods for date night should be simple & uncomplicated. Here are ideas and delicious recipes that you can serve at your next romantic picnic for two.

Picnics can be elegant or simple affairs. For picnic date nights, I like to lean on the side of simple. Date night should be about spending quality time with someone you love, so the food should not be overcomplicated.

Keep Date Night Picnic Food Simple

Picnic Food Idea #1: Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

These easy to make, scrumptious chicken salad sandwiches were a delicious addition to our picnic menu.

Picnic Food Idea #1: Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

What I love about this chicken salad sandwich recipe is that it does not contain any mayonnaise, which is ideal for a picnic! No need to worry if the sandwiches are going to spoil.

Picnic Food Idea #1: Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches

If making these for an outdoor picnic, wrap them in parchment paper and store in the refrigerator for up to 6 hours. These taste delicious served at room temperature.

Picnic Food Idea #2: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is the easiest picnic date food option! It’s classic and can be prepared a million different ways with an infinite amount of ingredient variations.

Picnic Food Idea #2: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Pasta salad can be prepared a day or so ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to be served.

Picnic Food Idea #2: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I placed our Mediterranean pasta salad in mason jars. It was easy to store individual portions this way, all I had to do was grab the jars from the fridge, and they were ready for our picnic.

Picnic Food Idea #3: Charcuterie Board

Our charcuterie board included jars of pasta salad, chicken salad sandwiches, crackers, sliced pears, sliced white cheddar cheese, along with a bunch of grapes.

Picnic Food Idea #3: Charcuterie Board

The fun thing about charcuterie boards is that you can include any food you love on them, and design them however you like! 

Picnic Food Idea #4: Dessert

A picnic isn't complete without dessert! Here I transformed a store bought cake into a fun summer treat with berries and edible flowers.

– The Beach – A Local Park – State Forest – Your Own Backyard – Drive in Movie Theater – At a Summer Concert – Next to a River or Lake

While we enjoyed a cozy picnic in the comfort of our living room, these picnic date food ideas can be enjoyed anywhere! Here's a few ideas:

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