I dream of the picnic food from roadside spot Dry Creek General Store in Healdsburg California. It’s a short distance from Dry Creek Vineyard, so you can pack up your lunch, head over to their garden with picnic tables, order a glass of their crisp Chenin Blanc and have a delectable picnic lunch. The sandwiches are incredible with delicious, crusty bread and fresh ingredients. The sides – beets, kale salad, and quinoa salad are equally as delicious. My goal in life is to figure out how to duplicate this fresh, simple picnic food and eat it for lunch everyday… I won’t be drinking wine at work, but I will be eating a picnic at my desk. Here is a round up of fancy picnic lunch recipes for you to save in your Paprika app, too.
Ingredients: prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil on a baguette 🥖
Kale Caesar Salad
Massage kale with olive oil, and it will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Ingredients: chopped kale, croutons, parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon
Recipe to try: the kitchn’s 5-ingredient kale Caesar salad is exactly like I remember the Dry Creek general store tasting… I made it on Sunday (work lunch meal prep!), and it still was good for my Wednesday lunch!
More fancy picnic lunch recipes
Most of these recipes can be prepped in advance so they’ll be ready to tote to work.
These aren’t your average sad turkey sandwiches. You’ll look forward to lunch – and not be tempted by going out! – with this roundup of amazing-looking sandwiches with fresh, simple ingredients.
Tip: the best way to wrap a sandwich is with parchment or wax paper. Here are the best ways to wrap your sandwich.
Smashed chickpea salad on toast or crusty bread
Lemon ricotta & cucumber salad or spread on bread
Chickpea salad sandwich with cucumbers & olives
Tomato, basil, & artichoke picnic sandwich can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for an easy take-to-work option!
Shrimp salad on a roll