Nothing’s worse than packing a delicious picnic feast only to find that it took a tumble on the way to your destination. Simplicity is the key to making traveling to and from your favorite picnic spot easy and mess-free, so instead of packing heavy foods that can potentially spill on the ride, try out some of these easy, portable picnic recipes.

Spring Salsa

All you need for this recipe are a few simple ingredients. Mix together tomatoes, corn, cilantro, black beans, chopped avocados, and some lime juice to make a refreshing salsa. Serve it with tortilla chips, and watch how fast it disappears.portable-picnic-italian-center-banquets

Fruit, Cheese, and Herb Skewers

The beauty of these snacks is that you can make them so many different ways. Combine any variety of fruits, mini mozzarella balls, and herbs, such as mint, on small skewers for ready-to-go snacks that are pretty and delicious.

Fried Chicken Bites

Forget the forks and knives needed for big chicken cutlets — make poppable bites instead. A few chicken breasts can make a ton of nuggets to enjoy with friends and family.

Salad in a Jar

You can put basically anything you’d like into a jarred salad, making them the perfect portable picnic recipe. Pack your choice of greens, toppings, and dressing into a sealable jar, and just shake it up when it’s time to eat.

Pro Tip: The easiest way to make any picnic food portable is by using tightly sealed mason jars as transport containers. Once the lids are screwed on, it’s very unlikely that any of your food will spill on the way to your picnic spot.

Italian Center Banquets offers beautiful picnic grounds and tented areas that are perfect for your outdoor wedding. We can accommodate 100 to 1500 guests for your one-of-a-kind outdoor events. For more information, call 203-322-6950.