7 Fabulous Fall Picnic Recipes

San Diego has no lack of warm, sunny days, even during the fall season. Which means San Diegoans can enjoy picnics year round. The following recipes will be the perfect addition to your picnic menu this fall — or any time of year!

1. Picnic Egg Salad

Simple yet well seasoned, this picnic egg salad is a light appetizer made with six eggs, three tablespoons mayonnaise, two tablespoons minced radish, one tablespoon minced fresh dill, one teaspoon minced scallion, ½ teaspoon salt, and 18 thin baguette slices.

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2. Spicy Pineapple Slaw

Kick up the heat level with a spicy and tangy pineapple slaw that goes well with tacos or tortilla chips. To make it, you’ll need green cabbage, fresh pineapple, red cabbage, radishes, cilantro, jalapeño chile, Fresno chile, lime zest and juice, lemon juice, honey, salt, black pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil.

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3. Mini Muffulettas

Take the boring lunch sandwich to the next level with this mini muffulettas recipe. You’ll need pickled vegetables, pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives, olive oil-and-vinegar dressing, dinner rolls, Swiss cheese, deli ham, Genoa salami, and provolone cheese.

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4. Fresh Fruit Salad

Head to the produce section at your local grocery store and stock up on fresh fruit to make this healthy salad. You’ll need strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, honeydew melon, mint leaves, orange juice, and honey.

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5. Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a simple pecan pie recipe that can be enjoyed in small bite portions. To make this recipe, you’ll need pecans, sugar, dark corn syrup, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, salt, and mini-phyllo pastry shells.

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6. Golden Corn Fritters

The comfort food recipe you’ve been craving is now here: golden corn fritters. Crispy, breaded, and sweet, you’ll wish you’d made them sooner. The recipe calls for one cup self-rising flour, one teaspoon sugar, one teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, two eggs, 1 ½ cups fresh corn, ½ cup milk, and two teaspoons vegetable oil.

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7. Oatmeal Caramel Cream Pies

Your fall picnic is incomplete without a salty-sweet oatmeal caramel cream pie oozing with flavor. The ingredients include salted butter, sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, uncooked regular rolled oats, toasted pecans, caramel candies, heavy cream, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. 

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