Create the Ultimate Picnic Spread Using Honey

If the sun is shining and the birds are chirping, it might just be the perfect day for a picnic. But you don’t always have to fill your basket with the typical grub for an outdoor getaway. You can create the ultimate picnic spread by using just the right amount of honey. It will take your menu to a whole new level! So fold up your plaid blanket, pack your wicker basket and get ready to feast on some delicious food and drink while basking in the sun.


Start off with a refreshing pitcher of our Raspberry Peach Honey Lemonade that has been known to produce a few “ahs.” The mix of fresh raspberries and peaches gives this lemonade an at-home taste that the store-bought kind just can’t compete with.

Another drink to consider packing is our Honey Peach Iced Tea – it’s a must-try on a hot summer day! This drink allows you to enjoy the flavors of honey and peaches without preservatives or fake peach flavoring.


If you’re looking for something simple to snack on before the main event, grab a bag of your favorite tortilla chips and pair them with this Salsa With Honey-Lime Dressing from Epicurious. You better eat quickly, though, because this dip won’t last long if friends are around!

For something else on the lighter side, nothing says fresh like our Blueberry Arugula Salad With Honey-Lemon Dressing. The fresh blueberries and sweet, yet tart dressing make this salad undeniably refreshing.

It wouldn’t be a proper picnic without finger food. For hors d’oeuvres, try deliciously sweet Chicken and Honey Mustard Pinwheels from the Food Network. You’ll get hooked on how easy this recipe is to make.

Side Dishes

Once you’re ready to dig into the main course, you’ve got to include a side of this picnic staple – potato salad! The honey helps balance the taste of the mustard in this Food Network Honey Dijon Potato Salad recipe while sweetening it up at the same time.

What’s a picnic without macaroni salad? You already have the the potato salad, now all you need is this Honey Dijon Macaroni Salad from Creme de la Crumb for the ultimate one-two punch!


These Almond and Poppy Seed Chicken Salad Sandwiches from Cooking Classy are an instant classic. The mixture of grapes, almonds and celery give the salad the perfect crunch. Try it on a croissant or in a lettuce wrap for a lower-carb option.

Versatility is what our Cold Marinated Shrimp and Avocado recipe is all about. Eat it with a spoon or wrap it up in a tortilla. 


Forget what you know about cookies, because our Pecan and Honey Cookies will shatter your expectations about what cookies should really taste like.

You could describe our Honey Peanut Butter Crispies as crunchy, sweet perfection. These crispies are as easy to make as they are easy to eat, making this a perfect dessert for a picnic at the park.

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