A Simple Picnic Menu

by Lauren


Picnics are my favorite eating activity. An eating activity is an activity that revolves around eating, in case you were wondering.

I don’t picnic nearly enough considering all the perfect picnic spots that are right in my backyard. From the beach to the parks to hikes in the San Diego mountains, there are so many places I still need to go.

Before I let you in on my picnic menu, I’d like to give you a little insight into my weekend breakfasts.

I woke up at 7 a.m. on Saturday and made banana pancakes. Sleeping in is becoming less and less frequent…I think I’m growing old.


Today marks the last time I pay $9.50 for one of these gourmet breakfast sandwiches at a restaurant. I’ll be making my own, every Sunday, from here on out. You should too, here’s how:

Sourdough toast buttered and topped with arugula…






and an over easy egg.


Today Chris and I spread out my trusty Mexican blanket, tuned the radio iPhone to play a little oldies, enjoyed the view, soaked up the sunshine, and clearly snacked until our hearts were content.

I’ve been craving figs since last weekend when I ate somethin’ similar for lunch. These little crostini’s were inspired by the fig and ricotta tartine that I literally can’t stop thinking about.


It’s a good thing we ran out of bread or we probably would have eaten ourselves into a food coma. Get your hands on some fresh figs before they go out of season, make these, and go on a picnic! Please.


Oh, and here are some other gourmet picnic menu items…

Summer Picnic Menu for Two

Fig, Blue Cheese and Honey Crostini

Thinly sliced French bread or baguette, lightly toasted

Blue Cheese

Figs, sliced


Small cheese board and cheese knife

Tip: Wrap toasted bread in foil and store sliced figs in a small Tupperware. Assemble at the picnic by spreading cheese onto the toast, laying fig slices on top, and drizzling with honey.

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe

Wrap 1 inch pieces of cantaloupe in a strip of prosciutto. Store in Tupperware and keep cool.

Cucumber with Mediterranean Feta Dip

Adapted from GoodLife Eats

1 cucumber, sliced

3 oz. light feta cheese

1 tablespoon Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon sundried tomatoes, chopped

1 tablespoon kalamata olives, chopped

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions: Thoroughly combine all ingredients with a fork in a Tupperware. Keep cool.

Other ideas:

Broccoli and Carrot Slaw

Quinoa Tabouli

Sweet Herb & Melon Salad

Lemon & Kale Quinoa Salad




From the Little Yellow Kitchen,


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3 Responses to “A Simple Picnic Menu”

  1. Everything looks SO good and it looks like the absolute perfect day. I’m a huge fan of eggs and prosciutto for breakfast :)

  2. What a delicious looking picnic. And that view! Looks like a fabulous afternoon.

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