(Family Features) After an extended period of social distancing, this year will be a time for reuniting with family and friends. Picnic get-togethers filled with delicious food are one of the best ways to reunite with loved ones when you’re ready for those long-overdue laughs.
While planning the perfect outdoor gathering can feel overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. With these simple tips, it can be easy to organize a memorable picnic reunion.
Make it fun. Whether it’s a water balloon toss or a three-legged race, organizing a few games for your guests can be a simple way to reconnect and have fun together. Outdoor games like ring toss and potato sack races or arts and crafts are activities all ages can enjoy.
Reach for pantry staples. No picnic is complete without good food. When planning your menu and packing your cooler, don’t stress. Before you make an extra trip to your local farmers’ market or grocery store, be sure to check your pantry. You probably already have the makings for simple yet delicious meals and snacks. For example, canned fruits, vegetables, and proteins – like wild-caught tuna, salmon, and sardines – can help you create and elevate your picnic recipes.
For more recipe inspiration while planning your next picnic reunion, visit chickenofthesea.com.
Albacore Bliss Bowl
Total time: 10 minutes
2 cans (5 ounces each) Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, drained and flaked
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup chopped purple cabbage
1/3 cup diced cucumber
1/3 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup diced red pepper
1/3 cup diced mango
1/3 cup chopped green onions
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon sesame seeds or black sesame seeds
Divide cooked quinoa between four bowls. Top each with evenly divided tuna, cabbage, cucumber, carrots, red peppers, mango, and green onions.
In a small bowl, whisk apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over each bowl. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Source: Chicken of the Sea