Sunny skies and warm weather are perfect for a romantic outdoor; it’s not only fun, but it allows you to spend quality time with your loved one. You need to pack food and choose an ideal location for relaxation; a place with no or a few distractions.
Most people go for a park picnic because that’s where they first met, and it holds precious memories for them. You make this date more comfortable by having cushions. Others prefer to have vineyards picnics where they can enjoy their food and sunset. A romantic picnic requires planning and delicious food.
10 Romantic Picnic Lunches Ideas
A picnic is not just an outing; it’s a time to reflect and talk over delicious snacks. Here are 10 foods you should consider for a romantic outdoor picnic.
Almost everyone includes sandwiches in their romantic picnic ideas. They take less space, and you don’t need plates and spoons – just your hands. They are also easy to pack; wrap them in foil or reusable sandwich wrap.
2. Italian Rice Salad
Italian rice salad makes one of the best romantic picnic lunches; make sure the rice is cooked evenly by using your electric rice cooker. You can add tuna and meat or make it vegan. This dish is bursting with flavor and color.
3. Wraps and Rolls
Wraps and rolls can be food for a romantic outdoor; they are easy to pack and don’t require utensils. You can have avocado rolls, spinach hummus wrap, spring rolls, chickpea shawarma wraps, etc.
4. Vegetable and Fruit Salads
Veggies and fruits are not only healthy, but they are ideal for a romantic picnic. However, not all greens are ideal; choose ingredients that do not wilt quickly, for instance, watermelon and feta, broccoli, cucumber salad, etc.
5. Pasta and Bean Salads
The best way to learn how to make a romantic picnic is to choose deliciously and food that is prepared ahead of time like salads. Take your pasta salad to the next level with flavors by adding lemon, herbs, and feta.
6. Mini Pizzas
When planning a romantic picnic ‘don’t forget mini pizzas; they are easy to make, and there will be no leftovers or wastage. The good about making mini pizzas is that you can opt for a healthy version with less fat and calories.
7. Cheese and Crackers
You can have soft cheese and crackers for your romantic picnic date. There are many ways to eat cheese and crackers, but you need to pack them separately. Add fruits like grapes to improve the flavor, graham crackers and creamy cheese, guacamole and crackers, or cilantro and sweet potato puree.
8. Vegetarian Muffuletta
This snack is not only delicious, but it’s also colorful; the olive salad is mixed with various peppers, eggplant, Swiss chard, and artichokes. You can add cheese to increase the creaminess. Traditionally a muffuletta is piled with salami, capicola, and mortadella; however, the olive salad is the most crucial ingredient. You can use different recipes and ingredients depending on your taste.
Kebabs are easy to make, pack, and take up less space. Making them allows you to mix various ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. Kebabs are made with minced meat marinated in different herbs and spices and then grilled and served with various toppings. Kebabs are ideal for a romantic picnic date because they don’t require utensils or much space.
10. Risotto Balls
If you really want to make your picnic memorable bring along risotto balls; they are delicious and filled with peas and mozzarella, coated with breadcrumbs and fried/grilled. The result is a crunch cream-filled bite. You can pair them with Italian kale, cauliflower base pizza, Italian stuffed capsicums, etc.
A romantic picnic can be so exciting, but it’s not complete without food. You know that you need to pack a mat, but did you know that not all food is ideal for a picnic. Choose snacks that are easy to pack, take less space, and last longer, so they don’t spoil before the date.
What is the one food you would recommend for a romantic picnic date? Please leave a comment.
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By Nellie Rodriguez. Nellie is a passionate culinary lover and writer with a small restaurant where she enjoys satisfying your palate. She is dedicated to healthy eating and recipes without compromising the flavor. She enjoys helping people become as good as her through her blog and holding workshops and master classes annually.