Garden party food ideas

MatthewA By MatthewA, 17th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you're hosting a garden party a variety of foods can be included. At a garden party you can include both cooked foods, and those that do not require any cooking. Here are a few suggestions for your garden party.

Garden party food ideas

As garden parties are outdoors, some picnic foods should be included. You could include a variety of small sandwiches such as salad and chicken, bacon and lettuce and ham salad. Other picnic foods that could be added to the menu are crisps. A variety of alternative crisps such as salt and vinegar, smoky bacon, prawn cocktail, sour cream and chive, cheese and onion, Worcester sauce and ready salted can be added to bowls. In addition to this, fruit such as apples, oranges and bananas make a nice touch.

Garden parties are otherwise barbecues, and so you should stock up with a variety of barbecue foods that can be grilled outside. The more standard fare includes beef burgers, which can contain additional salad. There are also burgers which include chicken instead of beef. Cheddar sliders are mini burger alternatives that are secured with cocktail sticks. They too can be a great addition to the menu. Make sure that some ketchup is included for the burgers.

Other barbecue foods include sausages. Cooked sausages are added to hot dogs, which are an alternative to beef burgers. Cocktail sausages can be another choice.

Kebabs are another great barbecue food that are skewered on sticks.Varieties include chicken, lamb and Shish Kebabs. Any variety of of meat can added be added to Shish Kebas along with fruit or vegetables such as tomatoes, bell peppers and onions.

Salad is usually a part of the menu for garden parties. Add a few salad bowls that include lettuce & cucumber, peppers, sliced carrots, olives etc. Crunchy coleslaw and potato salad with radishes are an ideal side addition to the salad. Vinegars, salad cream and mayonnaise are a few of the more standard dressings and sauces for salads.

There are a variety of potential puddings that could be included. Among the cakes that could be added to the menu are little honey and pistachio cakes. Serve the cakes with some lightly whipped cream, a sprinkle of pistachios and drizzled honey. Small lemon or rosemary, lavender sugar, cupcakes could also be a great addition.

Aside from cakes there are alternative deserts. A fruit jelly trifle, with whipped cream and custard, could be a great dessert. Check out this page for the full recipe. Golden classic scones, with cream and jam, can quickly be baked and cooked. Coconut pavlovas are tropical fruit puddings, and with a little double cream added they can be great desserts.

Those are a few of the picnic, barbecue, salad and pudding foods that could be on your garden party menu. Alongside them beverages such as wines, milkshakes and pops could be included. They can then be added to an outdoor buffet table crammed with a variety of delicious nibbles.


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