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Ideas for a Sunny Summer Picnic

Brook Arbor Blog, Cary, NC Apartments  Summer picnics are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening. Let these picnic fare ideas spark your imagination!

This month, the Brook Arbor Blog is focusing on picnic-friendly recipes. June is the perfect month to head to your favorite picnic spot here in Cary, NC and enjoy dining alfresco. Pack up your tried-and-true favorites or try one (or all) of these recipes when you picnic this summer. It won’t take you long to whip up one of these delicious recipes in your apartment kitchen!


Turkey and Cucumber Salad Wraps from Delish

These wraps are easy to make and perfectly portable. Ingredients needed to make them include mayonnaise, mango chutney, pepper, cantaloupe, seedless cucumber, fresh cilantro leaves, flour tortillas or wraps, deli smoked turkey, and mixed greens.


Homemade Ham and Cheese Pockets from Sally’s Baking Addiction

These portable ham and cheese pockets are filled with plenty of cheesy goodness and the perfect amount of ham. To make them, you will need active dry yeast, warm water, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, olive oil, salt, eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, and deli or cubed ham.


Individual Seven-Layer Dips from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Use clear glass plastic cups to make individual servings of this tasty dip for everyone at your picnic. You will also need refried beans, taco seasoning, guacamole, sour cream, chunky salsa or pico de gallo, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced olives, and tortilla chips.


Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad from Taste of Home

This salad perfectly captures the flavors of summer and will be a hit at your picnic! To make it, you will need cubed seedless watermelon, sliced cucumbers, chopped green onion, minced fresh mint, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.


Taco Pasta Salad from Taste of Home

Don’t choose just any pasta salad recipe, try this delicious one infused with taco flavors!  The recipe calls for uncooked spiral pasta, ground beef, taco seasoning, shredded lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion, chopped green pepper, Catalina salad dressing, and tortilla chips.


Chocolate Filled Strawberries from Key Ingredients

This genius idea allows you to enjoy everything you love about chocolate-covered strawberries without the mess! You can also easily transport them to your picnic by using an empty egg carton. All you need for this recipe is strawberries and milk chocolate chips.


If making a picnic isn’t feasible, do the next best thing and eat your fast food meal outdoors or at a Cary restaurant that provides outdoor seating. We hope you enjoy eating outdoors multiple times this summer. Thanks for reading today’s blog post.