Perfectly Packable, No Cook Picnics: Featuring Artichoke Panzanella

July 18th, 2016


Whether you’re headed for the beach or your own backyard, packing the perfect picnic foods can make the difference between a seriously fun day and a soggy one! Just in time from our “No Cook Summer Recipe” video series is Artichoke Panzanella in a Jar, a juicy layering of fresh vegetables, oil, basil, garlic, and day-old bread that marinates in your own ready-to-travel Mason jar. Watch our how-to video to see how easy it is to make!

Other tips for packable treats that’ll survive the heat: Finger foods like fresh cucumber slices, radishes, and snap peas are great for healthy snacking. Cut veggies like baby carrots and broccoli go great with our Spicy Sesame Hummus. For a main dish that travels well, check out our how-to video for Chickpea Salad Niçoise Sandwiches. And for easy desserts, indulge in juicy fruits that pack well like peaches, plums, cherries, and grapes. Use sealable containers to avoid leakage, and don’t forget utensils, napkins, paper towels, and even garbage bags.

This summer keep everything fresh and cool. Besides stuffing your cooler or picnic basket with ice packs, toss in some pre-frozen bottles of water and you’ll be able to enjoy cool liquids all day long. Just remember to throw out perishables if the ice has been melted for more than two hours.

Get ready for next week’s Pad Thai Zoodle Salad, chock full of fresh spiralized veggies dressed with a delicious, light dressing!