Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, we're all about helping you organize the best picnic ever!

24 Perfect Picnic Dishes | Food Bloggers of canada

If you're reading this, you're probably the type of person who -- very much like us -- thinks that picnic food can be way more interesting than a few bags of chips.

However, thinking about making treats to eat outdoors more nutritious and delicious may lead you to think that it's going to be a time-consuming task but not at all! FBC members are here to prove you wrong.

From make-ahead Fajita Packets to a classic Raspberry Cordial, they've shared with us 24 great ideas to pack for your next picnic. We are sure that these recipes will make you want to hit the kitchen right away to then quickly head outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

Scroll down and let the drooling begin with these perfect picnic recipes.

Picnic Food

By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • Turkey Club Wraps

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Swap the classic picnic sandwiches for these [Turkey Club Wraps](http://www.sneakymommies.com/turkey-club-wraps/) which take little time to assemble and are a delicious 'main course.' From **Sneaky Mommies**.

  • Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packets

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Chicken Fajitas in Foil Packets](https://www.flavourandsavour.com/easy-chicken-fajitas-foil-packets/) are an ideal way to serve a nutritious meal to your family and get in the swing of easy summer living at the same time. And there's a bonus: they can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you’re ready to put them on the grill. From **Flavour & Savour**.

  • Asparagus Potato Salad

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This [Asparagus Potato Salad](https://www.allergygirleats.com/wp-content/cache/page_enhanced/www.allergygirleats.com//asparagus-potato-salad//_index.html_gzip) is perfect as a BBQ side dish, and you can make it well ahead of time and pack it in a plastic container to bring it elsewhere. Ideally, you'd make it at least a day in advance so that the vinaigrette gets a chance to soak into the potatoes. From **Allergy Girl Eats**.

  • Watermelon and Arugula Salad

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Watermelon isn't just for dessert when camping out. The sweet and juicy fruit is also perfect in salads, especially in this fresh and fantastic [Watermelon and Arugula Salad](https://www.bitememore.com/feedme/191/watermelon-arugula-salad), a tasty combination of watermelon chunks, creamy goat cheese, peppery arugula and honey-roasted walnuts. From **Bite Me More**.

  • Old Fashioned Raspberry Cordial

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Old Fashioned Raspberry Cordial](https://urbnspice.com/my-recipes/vintage-recipes/a-canadian-family-picnic-circa-1867-featuring-old-fashioned-raspberry-cordial/) is a delicious syrup concentrate made from fresh raspberries. Serve it by pouring a little of the syrup into a glass and topping with cool water or white wine or seltzer water with a sprig of mint, and some ice chips. From **Urb'n'Spice**.

  • Fried Caesar Chicken

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    You can't have a picnic without fried chicken and **Food Meanderings** offers up a different take on the picnic classic: [Fried Caesar Chicken](https://foodmeanderings.com/fried-caesar-chicken/).

  • Smoked Salmon Potato Salad with Pickle Juice Dressing

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This dish is like a picnic all in one. Potato Salad? Check. Smoked Salmon? Check. Dill Pickles? Check.  **Yang's Nourishing Kitchen** puts it all together in her [Smoked Salmon Potato Salad with Pickle Juice Dressing](https://yangsnourishingkitchen.com/smoked-salmon-potato-salad-pickle-juice-dressing/).

  • Watermelon Salad With Cucumber, Feta and Mint

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    **My Kitchen Love's** refreshing [Watermelon Salad with Cucmber, Feta and Mint](https://www.mykitchenlove.com/watermelon-salad/) combines lots of classic summertime flavours in a light and easy to make side dish.

  • Tomato Tarte Tatin with Goat Cheese

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    **MDIVADOMESTICA's** elegant [Tomato Tarte Tatin with Goat Cheese](http://mdivadomestica.com/2017/05/tomato-tarte-tatin-with-goat-cheese/) is easy to pack, serves well cold and you can eat it with your fingers - all picnic basket wins in our books!

  • French Lentil and Quinoa Salad

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Both rustic and simple, this[ French Lentil Quinoa Salad](http://kitchenuncorked.com/2017/05/11/french-lentil-quinoa-salad/) from **Kitchen Uncorked** is an easy make ahead dish that can stay in the fridge for a few days before being served!

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A big thank you to all our FBC Members who participated in this weekend's Picnic Foods Roundup.

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