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Jar Recipes to Take Along on Your Next Picnic

These handy jar recipes are delicious, mess-free and perfect for on-the-go picnics. Drinks, salads, desserts and more! Which one will you try first?

Picnic Setting with Blue Floral Blanket and Wicker Basket

Styling & Design by Bash, Please via Design Sponge | Photos by Tinywater

Summer is here and that means picnic season! One of our favourite things to do on Sunday afternoons is to go on a hike and have a nice little lunch. Living so close to the mountains means the views are always spectacular. We love our food around here, but it’s being in nature that appeals to us the most.

However, there is something to be said about a packed picnic lunch. Enjoying it in the wilderness is something truly special and hard top in my books.

Picnic Recipes in a Jar

To mix things up a bit this summer, I thought we could try some recipes in a jar. Everything in a mason jar seems way more fun, and I love how handy and mess-free these little guys are. I think you’ll enjoy these delicious picnic take-along recipes!

Strawberry, Lemon & Mint Lemonade by Princess Misia

Homemade Strawberry, Lemon and Mint Lemonade in Bonne Maman Jars by Princess Misia

Skinny Layered Guacamole Dip by Bell’ Ailmento

Skinny Guacamole Layered Dip in Jars by Bell' Ailmento

Wheat Berry Apple Salad in a Jar by Savoring the Time

Wheat Berry Apple Salad in a Jar by Savoring the Time

Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette Salad in a Jar by Clean Eating Healthy Life

Healthy Salad in a Jar with Greens, Oranges and More by Clean Eating Healthy Life

Quinoa and Tomato Salad by The Chic Table

Quinoa and Tomato Salad in Jars by The Chic Table

Niçoise Salad To-go by Camille Styles

Nicoise Salad Mason Jar by Camille Styles

Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Parfait by The Scrumptious Pumpkin

Skinny Shortcake Parfait with Strawberries in Jars by The Scrumptious Pumpkin

S’mores in Jars by Create Celebrate Explore

S'mores in Jars by Create Celebrate Explore

Picnic Jar Recipe Tips

  • Prepare food and drinks in jars the day before for quick and easy picnic packing. Store-bought salads, dips and veggies can be transferred to individual jars too.
  • Stack jars in cooler or basket with ice packs.
  • After eating, place jar lids back on before repacking to keep everything mess-free.
  • For easy cleanup, place jars in dishwasher as soon as you arrive back home.

Have any mason jar picnic ideas of your own? Where’s your favourite destination?

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Enjoy your weekend!

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. Those look amazing Shauna! The hot summer weather is finally here, and this is just what I needed!

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