Friends? Check. Family? Check. Picnic for hot summer days… if you’re not sure where to start for a fresh and tasty—but easy—picnic spread, fear not! We’re here to help. Utilizing our products, which are delivered to your door perfectly prepared sous-vide, cuts prep time dramatically. Bringing easy-to-eat foods such as chicken BLTs can be prepared ahead of time and packed easily in containers in your basket. Here, Chef Carlos Amaya shares his recipe for delicious chicken BLTs and tabbouleh salad that the whole gang will love. When your picnic is made from food already prepared sous-vide, you’ve got even more freedom to celebrate.
Servings: 1 sandwich
2 grilled sous-vide chicken breasts
4 slices of tomato
4 small pieces of lettuce
4 bacon strips, crispy
2 slices marble rye
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
To assemble the sandwich:
On small pan with medium heat, toast the bread on both sides with the butter.
Once the bread is done, spread the mayonnaise over it.
Start assembling the sandwich by placing the lettuce, tomatoes, one layer of chicken, and bacon over one slice of bread.
Place the other piece of bread on top and cut in half.
Chicken Tabbouleh Salad
Servings: 4 / Cooking time: 30 minutes
4 sous-vide grilled chicken breasts, sliced
2 C cooked quinoa
1 C parsley, chopped
1 C kale, chopped
½ C tomatoes, diced
¼ C red onion, diced
½ C red pepper, diced
½ C yellow pepper, diced
½ C cucumber, diced
¼ C pomegranate seeds, fresh
¼ C olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp lemon juice, fresh
Salt and pepper to taste
To prepare the salad:
In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil and the lemon juice and whisk until it starts emulsifying; season with salt and pepper to taste. In a bigger bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients, except the chicken. Dress with the lemon dressing and season with salt and pepper if needed. Place sliced chicken breast on top the individual portions and serve.
Now you’ve got your meal, but don’t forget the other essentials! Pack a waterproof picnic blanket, disposable plates, utensils and cups, napkins, paper towels, and trash bags. Remember to bring wet wipes to wipe your hands with if you’re not close to running water.
For your meal, remember to pack salt and pepper and bring mini versions of condiments to save room in your basket. Need to keep your food cold for the ride to your picnic destination? Freeze a couple of bottles of water to use as ice packs! Once they melt, you’ll have ice-cold bottles of water to drink to keep you hydrated. Other drinks like sodas and wine (don’t forget the corkscrew!) will help keep things cool, too.