Throw The Perfect Swedish Picnic

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Throw The Perfect Swedish Picnic

We may not have Allemansträtten here in the States, but there are plenty of places for us to roam and find a spot to sit down and have a lovely summer picnic. Now that the weather’s warming up – and many of us are starting to dry out from the spring rain – we’re turning our eyes to sunnier days.

Save this post for the next weekend you can get outside and throw yourself a Swedish picnic – from the blanket you sit on to the cocktail you sip on.

Gear

Every good picnic starts with a good picnic blanket. We love this red throw from Klippan Yllefabrik. Just think of how good the red on green grass will look in your picnic Instagrams? You also could break out your blanket made from IKEA Frakta bags (if you’ve attempted our DIY post, that is).

While it’s not the traditional picnic basket, we’d throw all of our goodies into one of the iconic Korbo wire baskets like the larger Bucket 24 model, which also comes with a handle for easier carrying.

Recipes

Now that you’re properly geared up, you need to fill your picnic basket with some sustenance.

For starters, we think having a mini Smörgåsbord is the perfect way to kick off a picnic. Get some pickled veggies, cheese, crackers and don’t forget the orange fennel marmalade and avocado butter!

For the main course, these open-faced prawn sandwiches could be delicious, or this smoked salmon and asparagus tart could be nice and refreshing. Pair your lunch with a Rekorderlig cider, which come in a few different flavors – and the can makes it easy to pack and go!

Last, for dessert, bake up some love treats, or grab some pastries like cinnamon buns. You even could pack a thermos of Swedish Gevalia coffee and have a mini fika.

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