Appetizer

Black Bean Chipotle Dip
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Black Bean Chipotle Dip

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Heat

Main-Dish

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Goat Cheese
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Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Goat Cheese

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Cheesy

Side

Southwest Sweet Potato Salad
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Southwest Sweet Potato Salad

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Sour

Dessert

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Bars
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Bars

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Salty
  • Sweet

Dessert

Poppy Seed Fruit Salad
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Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Citrusy
  • Sour

All the ingredients you need for: Picnic in the Park

  • Meat & Seafood
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • Produce
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 baby eggplants
  • 2 medium portobello mushrooms
  • 1 medium fennel bulb
  • 1 chayote or mirliton squash
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomato
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 cups assorted cut-up fresh fruit, such as assorted berries, assorted melon, kiwi and pineapple
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • Dairy & Refrigerated
  • 2 1/4 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Grocery
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 loaf Ciabatta bread
  • Salt
  • Tortilla chips (to serve with Black Bean Chipotle Dip recipe)
  • Salsa or guacamole (optional, to serve with Black Bean Chipotle Dip recipe)
  • Specialty Cheese
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (chèvre)

Perfect Timing

Use this master plan to help you cook the Picnic in the Park Menu perfectly. Instructions for all recipes have been expertly divided out so you know what to do when. All the recipes can be prepared a day ahead. You just need to assemble the sandwiches and pack the picnic before heading out.

Prep time

1 Hr

Total time

1Hr

Picnic serves 6

desserts

[Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Bars]

appetizers

[Black Bean Chipotle Dip]

sides

[Southwest Sweet Potato Salad]

desserts

[Poppy Seed Fruit Salad]

main dishes

[Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Goat Cheese]

main dishes

[Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Goat Cheese]

desserts

[Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Bars]

Well Done!