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I have a slight obsession with platters and grazing boards and I’m making it my mission to make platters a thing. I warn you, expect even more platters in the future. With the Spring here and Summer making its way, I thought this easy picnic platter would be the perfect platter to enjoy the warm months. It’s easy to pack, you don’t need tons of ingredients, and you can easily make this a platter for 2, 4 or whatever the amount you need.
We don’t have traditional parks here on the island, instead, we have beaches and white sand. To shoot this platter I went to a “beach park”. It’s not an actual beach since you can’t swim there, but it’s a popular place to organize a gathering, walk around, or do some outdoor exercises. Just like a park. The shoot turned a quick semi-romantic picnic, which may or may not have been my plan. Hubby is not always the most romantic men, so sometimes I need to write my own rom-com.
I laid down two bamboo mats to sit on. Looking back I should have grabbed a few rocks to hold the mats down. The wind was quite tricky. Nonetheless, I brought a large trey when I laid down all the food. I decided to go the fancy route and brought my favorite napkins from Heart & Hand by Magnolia. I matched the style with soft-pink utensils and a soft-pink pitcher with refreshing beverages. You can certainly bring disposable if you want, but going the extra mile makes it all feel a little bit special. Even though I made a little extra effort this was still an easy picnic platter.
Platters can be as flexible as you like and it’s fun to play around with the ingredients. You can swap ingredients for an alternative of your choice or just copy/paste this recipe. I used an assortment of bread to make it interesting and I highly encourage you to do the same. Use fresh bread if possible. Mine came right out of the oven.
This is an easy picnic platter, everything was store-bought and some just needed a personal touch. The key is in the combination of the ingredients to make a delicious picnic sandwich.
An easy and delicious picnic platter with an assortment of bread, meat, and spreads.
- 350 gr bacon
- 8 pieces bread small
- ricotta cheese
- 4 pieces of mini croissants
- 8 slices turkey ham slices
- ½ cooked sausage sliced
- 80 gr blue cheese
- 110 gr olives
Heat a pan on medium heat and add the bacon. Cook for about 5 minutes total on both sides until the bacon is cooked and slightly crispy.
On your tray, first place the bread and croissant. Then add jam and ricotta cheese to a bowl and place it on the tray. Fill the spaces with the ham, sausage. Then place the blue cheese and spread the olives.