The best ideas to prepare a spectacular picnic now that spring is here (and the good weather)

Few days left for the desired one to appear spring, in which the good weather stabilizes, it rains less and the days are longer. With this new situation, we feel like leaving home more to enjoy the sun’s rays on our skin (always with sunscreen, of course), so a picnic always seems like a good idea. If you are already visualizing yourself in a green park full of flowers or on the beach, with the sound of the waves in the background, sitting on a checkered tablecloth, with your wicker basket and your groceries ready to spend a special day, keep reading because we have the keys to make your picnic a success.

The first thing is to choose the right tableware for the occasion. A Wicker basketin which there is space to put the food (well closed in tupperware), the plates, glasses, cutlery and the tablecloth on which you will place all the food and you can even sit if it is big enough. We have found the ideal outfit for you to feel like Little Red Riding Hood going to her grandmother’s house. It’s all about the signature picnic baskets Cantabrico Living, where you can find what you need to enjoy your picnic. Baskets of four and two services are available and include plates, cutlery, glasses, bottle opener, salt, pepper shakers and even a plaid to comfortably sanitize you.

The round basket, with two services, is priced at 110 euros and the square basket, with four services, costs 148 euros.

But also, the novelty of these baskets is that you can customize them with your initials in black on the basket, to make the picnic experience more own and personal.

If you have already done with this basket, you only have to think about food and drink. If it is food that can be picked up with the hands, such as sandwiches, it will be much easier to eat on the ground, but sometimes we feel like eating something more elaborate. Nothing happens, that’s what the cutlery in your picnic basket is for, but whenever you can, it is recommended that you take it chopped up, so you don’t have to do it there. On the other hand, always opt for food that you can eat at room temperature (or use thermoses to keep warm) and that it will not spoil from being out of the fridge. And don’t forget the isothermal fridge so that the drinks stay fresh and a garbage bag to take all the waste with you. Be civic, please.

And before we leave, we are going to leave you with some ideas to prepare your picnic food and succeed among your friends beyond the typical breaded steaks or the potato omelette:

1. Salads: For good weather nothing like a good salad. The traditional mix is ​​always a good option, but you can also put a little interest in it and try new things:

– Caprese salad with avocado and honey: mix of lettuce, large tomatoes, mozzarella, avocados, black olives, fresh basil, 1 teaspoon of honey, olive oil, Modena vinegar and salt.

– Melon salad, lamb’s lettuce and crispy chicken: It only has lamb’s lettuce, melon, breaded chicken breast, almonds, salt, black pepper, oil and apple cider vinegar.

– Spinach and feta cheese salad with seasonal fruits: a spectacular mix of sweet and savory. Its ingredients are: watermelon, peach, fresh spinach, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, salt and extra virgin olive oil.

– Pasta and smoked salad: fresh, different and more forceful. It has short pasta, green beans, boiled potato, smoked salmon, olive oil, dill and salt.

2. To spread: These sauces are always a very popular option accompanied by crudités, nachos or toast:

– Guacamole: who today does not know how to make guacamole? You just need avocado, red onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, salt and oil.

– Hummus: I’m sure you’ve done it too. You only need chickpeas, olive oil, toasted sesame seeds or tahini, garlic, salt, lemon juice and a little water.

– Vegan mushroom and walnut pate: you need 500 g of mushrooms, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, 1 teaspoon of brewer’s yeast, 80 g of peeled walnuts, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper. As this is rarer, I’ll tell you how it’s done: on the one hand you fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms and on the other you toast the walnuts in the oven. Then you just have to beat everything until you have a very fine cream and that’s it.

– Cream of tuna and capers: this one is also more original. You need tuna in oil, anchovies in oil, white wine, capers, Greek yogurt, goat cheese, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.

3. Sandwiches: It is the easiest but that does not mean that you have to opt for the typical ham and cheese. Let your imagination run wild and make sandwiches worthy of a good restaurant. Here are some ideas:

– Beef carpaccio, mustard and arugula sandwich: with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, carpaccio, mozzarella, small avocado, tomato and arugula.

– Deluxe tuna sandwich: with natural tuna, mayonnaise, mustard, cilantro, red onion, capers, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

– Chicken and cheese sandwich: It has chicken (if it’s the leftovers from a roast chicken, all the better), goat cheese, mozzarella and strawberries to give it the master touch.

– Pastrami sandwich: it is becoming more and more fashionable. It has pastrami, pickles, arugula, mayonnaise and mustard.

With your wicker basket and this food, you will surely succeed.

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