Bite-Size Appetizers Perfect for a Picnic

Bite-Size Appetizers Perfect for a Picnic
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Bite-Size Appetizers Perfect for a Picnic

Discover delightful, bite-size appetizers perfect for a picnic in this slideshow!

Shrimp-Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Give these oven-roasted shrimp-stuffed flowers a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzling of good olive oil, and a sprinkling of salt.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp-Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Sicilian Rolled Peppers

This preparation elevates the roasted pepper to new heights, the smoky-sweet flavor of the peppers combining with salty tuna and capers for an agrodolce (sweet-savory) pairing.

Get the Recipe: Sicilian Rolled Peppers

Summer Rolls with Halibut, Lemongrass and Radishes

How picnic-perfect are these summery rolls packed with halibut, cucumber, radishes, scallion and more.

Get the Recipe: Summer Rolls with Halibut, Lemongrass and Radishes

Spicy Pea Fritters with Cilantro and Potato Raita

This dish is loosely inspired by Indian pakoras, which are usually deep-fried. In this case we lightly pan-fry the fritters with the merest hint of vegetable oil. They are extremely addictive will make your picnic one-of-a-kind.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Pea Fritters with Cilantro and Potato Raita

Bacon-Wrapped Rice Cakes with Jalapeno Ponzu

These rice cakes, or tteok, wrapped in bacon were a snack that my grandmother used to make for me. The rice cake lends a chewy texture, while the crispy bacon adds smoky flavor. You can choose whatever bacon you like, just make sure the slices aren’t too thick.

Get the Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Rice Cakes with Jalapeno Ponzu

Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders With Chipotle Mayo

These sliders bring together an unlikely combination of comfort food staples: bacon, cheese, cornbread and mayo. Together, the elements form a truly tasty summer bite!

Get the Recipe: Bacon and Gorgonzola Corbread Sliders With Chipotle Mayo

Cheez-It Mini Cheesecakes

Cheescake doesn't always have to be considered a dessert. Switch up its role at your next picnic and serve one as a savory appetizer, like with this recipe that uses Cheez-It crackers to create a crunchy and savory crust.

Get the Recipe: Cheez-It Mini Cheesecakes

Jalapeño Poppers

Before you make your way over to the classic picnic dessert, apple pie, try something a little spicy!

Get the Recipe: Jalapeño Poppers


Picnics are a great way to spend time with family and friends. For your next outing, get creative with the food you pack in your basket with these recipes. These small and easy to manage choices will keep clean up simple and allow plenty of time for fun without excess utensils and plates.

From bacon-wrapped rice cakes to spicy pie fritters, there is something on this list for everyone at your picnic. So grab your friends, your picnic basket and a blanket and get ready for a fun-filled and delicious afternoon!

Check out our slideshow above for bite-size appetizers that will make the whole group happy!

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