The passing of Memorial Day means summer is (unofficially) in full swing and nothing celebrates the best of this warmer season quite like a picnic. The term “picnic” is French is origin, and historians believe this form of casual, al fresco dining became popular in France after the Revolution. French or not, you can partake in this time-honored tradition along with folks from around the world on International Picnic Day on June 18. Here are our favorite Libby’s dishes perfect for the occasion.
Side Show OR Main Show
Pay tribute to the creators of the picnic with this French Style Potato Salad. It combines classic flavors of lemon, olive and garlic with the convenience of Libby’s® Sliced White Potatoes and Libby’s® French Style Green Beans for a fresh, hearty picnic side dish. You can also transform it into a simple main dish by tossing in a protein, like canned tuna or garbanzo beans.
Enjoy a customizable, handheld entrée with these Lunchbox Tacos featuring Libby’s® Vegetable Cups alongside salsa, black beans, chicken and your favorite cheese. They’re best prepared directly before eating, so pack up all the ingredients in your picnic basket and then assemble on-site.
Finish your picnic on a sweet, yet healthy note with these Avocado Sweet Pea Frozen Pops. A fresh, creative take on the traditional popsicle, these green gems are a creamy, nutrition-packed treat. Not a fan of avocados? Try the Sweet Corn variety, starring Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Cups and plain Greek yogurt. Whatever your flavor, just be sure to stash the pops in a cooler with plenty of ice to ensure they’re still frosty come chow time.