Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes
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Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes are easy to prepare fresh picked vegetables from  the farm stand or your backyard garden.  Crisp lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, radishes, onions, carrots, herbs and other garden fresh veggies are eaten raw and very healthy for you.  Appetizers to Main Entrees make this summer picnic a feast for your eyes as well as your tummy.  

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes for a Summer Feast

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes|

Just picked from the garden fresh vegetables for your next summer picnic

For this tablescape I used my old wheel barrel, that you can’t see in the photo.  The red quilt is the base of the display with a burlap runner and several baskets.  The wheel barrel can be rolled under your favorite tree and then unloaded to enjoy the summer bounty.  Of course, the picnic basket was packed ahead with easy to make summer time recipes like Garden Fresh Pesto Crostini and Beef Stuffed Pockets with  Garden Fresh Vegetable spread.

 Garden Fresh Picnic Recipe Number 1:

The Pesto Crostini is made with Arugula and basil, walnuts, olive oil and parmasean cheese then spread over a small crusty bread or crostini.  A slice of cherry tomato is placed on top of the crostini for added texture, taste and presentation.   See recipe

garden pesto crostini, beef pockets|Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes|

Garden Pesto Crostini

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipe Number 2:

The Beef Pockets with Garden Vegetable spread is so easy to make.  Purchase deli beef slices , a long crusty bread, and cream cheese.  Chop every garden vegetable that you pick from your garden and mix it with the cream cheese mixture.  Oh.. the cream cheese also has horseradish and mayo with a few herbs.  See recipe

Beef Pockets Stuffed with Vegetable Spread|

Beef Pockets Stuffed with Vegetable Spread

Other items in picnic wheel barrel include, long loaves of crusty bread, corn on the cob, peppers of every color, green beans, green onions, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, blueberries, peaches, basil, arugula, and cabbage.  See if you can find all of these veggies or you could have your kids try to find them all.  Ha Ha.

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipe Number 3:

For an easy to bake dessert, Blueberry and Peach half pint cobblers was served picnic style.  With the handy half pint jar being only 1/2 cup serving you might want to bake a few extra to have on hand.  The jars are canning jars and are oven and freezer safe… of course not a the same time.  LOL  See recipe for Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Half Pint Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream|

Half Pint Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream really makes the dessert delicious, but for a picnic ice cream will be messy and maybe not so fun to eat.  On a hot summer day, ice cream tastes really great!  For this picnic,  if you serve ice cream, you would eat the dessert first.  See recipe  Half Pint Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

To drink on this picnic, you can serve southern sweet tea, yes, with sugar and or lemonade.  A bottle of Perrier  with lime or lemon, is seen in the photo, it gives you a bit of fizz and is blends well with the veggie recipes.

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipe Published Article

Hope you enjoy all of of these summertime, garden recipes for your next picnic or summer get together!  To read about this summer picnic, see this page,

Set back under the tree and enjoy a lazy day of summer.  Enjoy the fruits of your labor!


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