Posted by Roth McCoy | Posted in Vegetarian Food Ideas | Posted on 24-11-2009
Picnic Food Ideas: 3 Picnic recipes for
Vegetarian Side Items
Every good picnic entrée needs good side items to go with it. No matter what you are serving, be it hamburgers, steaks, chicken, shrimp, or BBQ, you will need something else for your guests to consume – not only to complement the food, but to make sure no one goes away hungry! These side items are delicious and can fit a variety of meals for your next picnic.
Picnic Food Ideas: Green Bean Casserole
This is a popular dish that is actually pretty simple to make. Plus, it goes great with a variety of dishes. There are many ways to make it, but I like to use the straightforward method you will find below. You will need:
– Canned green beans (about 28 ounces)
– 12 ounces of cream of mushroom soup
– 3 ounces of onion soup mix
– A dash of pepper
– 1 cup of milk
– ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
To make this, just make sure your beans are drained and mix together the beans, soup, soup mix, and pepper in a bowl. Place this mixture into a casserole dish, cover with the cheese, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. This side dish will serve 6.
Picnic Food Ideas: Grilled Corn on the Cob
Ah, corn on the cob. This is a superb treat for any picnic that is easy to prepare. You will need:
– Husked ears of corn
– 2 teaspoons of sea salt
– 1 1/3 tablespoon of black pepper
– 6 ½ cups of cold water
– 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
– ½ tablespoon of basil
– ½ tablespoon of garlic powder
Take off the topmost layer of your corn husk. Take your spices and water and mix them together until well blended. Place your corn in a pan and pour the mixture over them. Let them sit for 1.5 hours. Make sure the water is really absorbed by the corn. Then, just place the corn directly on a grill over medium heat and grill, giving them a quarter-turn every 8 minutes or so. You should shoot for around a 30-35 minute cook time. Just make sure your ears do not burn.
Picnic Food Ideas: Grilled Asparagus
Mm, asparagus. Many people do not see this vegetable as a picnic item, but it can add a lot of delicious flavor to your meal. For this, you will need:
– 2 pounds of trimmed and washed asparagus
– 1/3 cup of olive oil
– 1 tablespoon of salt
– 1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
To make, heat your olive oil over medium heat. Toss your asparagus with the salt and place in the pan. Let them cook until slightly tender, and add the Parmesan cheese. Cook the asparagus spears until the cheese is soft and melted, then remove and drain. You can also wrap them in soft bacon to get an even better taste out of this dish. Grilled asparagus can go great with just about any entrée, but I like to serve it up with chicken and fish dishes, especially.