15 Easy-to-Transport Recipes Perfect For Warm-Weather Picnics
Warm weather calls for America's favorite pastime: picnics — backyard picnics, beach picnics, park picnics, you name it! The point is to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying what always feel like the short, hot seasons. But when it comes to food to serve and eat outdoors, convenience is key, with easy-to-transport dishes getting extra points and space in our baskets. Here, 15 Latin-inspired recipes that travel well and taste beyond delicious.
The carnivores in your group won’t turn down chivitos, or Uruguayan steak sandwiches. You can make a mini version for even easier transportation.
Papa a la Huancaína
This Peruvian version of potato salad, featuring eggs and olives, has a kick. Make them with minipotatoes and carry them in a big plastic container.
Chicken salad is often a picnic staple, and we know we surely wouldn’t balk at an avocado base like the one in this Venezuelan version.
Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwiches
Subbing out the mayo for avocado in these tuna salad sandwiches gives the bites a longer shelf life.
If fruit punch is your go-to picnic drink, treat your guests to something a little more exotic, like Peruvian chicha morada, made with purple corn.
Mason Jar Taco Salad
A mason jar taco salad is a healthy and easily transportable salad option.
If adult punch is a must, bring a plastic pitcher of mango sangria with lots of ice.
Sweet Potato Salad
This roasted sweet potato salad is the perfect alternative to the American mayo-heavy version.
Hearts of Palm Salad Skewers
Take your standard green salad up a notch by trying this easy-to-eat version of a classic Brazilian hearts of palm salad.
Avocado Egg Salad
Avocado egg salad will be loved by all guests who seek a sandwich with an interesting spin.
Make no mistake about it, Cuban sandwiches will definitely be well-received picnic fare and can be enjoyed cold without a problem.
For a healthy side or dessert, this spicy fruit salad will be everyone's favorite.
Mexican Macaroni Salad
If pasta salad is your thing, you’ll definitely want to try this Mexican macaroni salad with roasted corn.
No matter how much food they eat, you can be sure your guests will save room for a handful of minialfajores.