Easy Recipes For A Pinterest Perfect Picnic Basket At Diner En Blanc Philadelphia

Plan on bringing your own basket to Diner En Blanc Philadelphia this year? Well, lucky you! Just because you choose to spend less doesn't mean you should eat less. Make others envious with these picture-esque dinner options. These pinterest inspired recipes don’t only look good, they taste it too. A basket full of these dishes is sure to draw admirers who will be be wishing they had packed their own.

From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia on Thursday, August 17, 2017 for an unforgettable evening filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. (Check out our 2016 Diner En Blanc recap here) The location for the all-white event will be revealed just moments before the event begins...meaning you will have to plan your meal ahead of time!

This year we plan on bringing our own spread, however a catered picnic option, which can be picked up at the site, will be also available for those who do not wish to pack their own. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through Dîner en Blanc website during the initial ticket registration. The catering partner for 2017 is Feast Your Eyes.

For full details on the event’s rules and regulations, please visit the official website: philadelphia.dinerenblanc.info/about. To keep up to date on event announcements, follow Diner en Blanc –  Philadelphia on Facebook, dinerenblancphl on Instagram and @debphl on Twitter (hashtags #DEBPHL16 #dinerenblanc).


1. Mexican Street Corn Dip

This mexican street corn dip is packed with flavor and sure to be a hit! Perfect for sharing (if you decide you want to share).

Recipe:  http://www.cookingandbeer.com/2015/04/mexican-street-corn-dip/

Credit: Cooking And Beer

2. Melon Prosciutto Skewers

Skewers are a classic starter. These melon prosciutto skewers are sure to be delicious, refreshing - and impress all those around you.

Recipe: http://simply-delicious-food.com/starters-canapes-melon-prosciutto-skewers/

Credit: Alida Ryder

3. Hasselback Tomato Caprese

Tomato caprese in Hasselback potato-style with a balsamic drizzle – perfect for eating al fresco!

Recipe: https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/hasselback-tomato-caprese/b90c11c8-1d9f-4761-828c-0a31f6943410

Credit: Bev Cooks

Side Salads:

1Pomodoro Fresco Pasta Salad

Who doesn’t love a fresh pasta salad? This dish is the perfect side to be served at room temperature and a great dish for sharing.

Recipe: http://www.theparsleythief.com/2011/07/pomodoro-fresco-pasta-salad.html

Credit: The Parsley Theif

2. Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Peas, Avocado, Lemon Basil Dressing

Anything with avocado is sure to be liked, whether it’s by your tastebuds or your instagram followers. This quinoa salad is easy to make with tons of greens! - reword this K

Recipe: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/quinoa-salad-with-asparagus-peas-avocado-lemon-basil-dressing/

Credit: Two Peas and Their Pod

3. Mediterranean Olive Couscous Salad

This recipe is light, refreshing and a cinch to whip up. It’s great warm or cold, perfect for picnic season!

Recipe: http://www.cookingandbeer.com/2014/01/mediterranean-olive-couscous-salad/

Credit: Cooking and Beer

Side Dishes: 

1. Texas Style Potato Salad

Serve these potatoes tossed with crispy bacon and grilled onions and just watch it disappear.

Recipe: https://shewearsmanyhats.com/texas-style-new-potato-salad-recipe/

Credit: Amy Johnson

2. Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

A homemade mac and cheese casserole is always a hit. Not only is this creamy mac and cheese recipe easy to make it, has a special ingredient making it extra delicious!

Recipe:  http://www.spendwithpennies.com/creamy-macaroni-and-cheese-casserole/

Credit: Spend With Pennies

3. Grilled Garlic Zucchini

Looking to keep your menu light and healthy? Grilled zucchini is not only easy but also full of nutrients sure to make you last through the night!

Recipe: http://natashaskitchen.com/2013/07/19/grilled-garlic-zucchini/

Credit: Natasha’s Kitchen

Main Dishes:

1. Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with Provolone

What’s dinner in Philly without cheesesteaks? Incorporate one of Philly’s most well known traditions while avoiding the mess with these adorable miniature cheesesteak sliders.

Recipe: http://www.cookingandbeer.com/2014/11/philly-cheesesteak-sliders-with-provolone/

Credit: Cooking and Beer

2. Caprese Sandwich with Parsley Pesto

This Caprese Sandwich takes a twist by being toasted with melted mozzarella, and creamy parsley pesto. The sandwich picnic perfect!

Recipe: http://jessicainthekitchen.com/caprese-sandwich-parsley-pesto/

Credit: Jessica In The Kitchen

3. Grilled Saison Shrimp Tacos with Pomegranate Salsa

Absolutely love this recipe! Don’t miss out on the perfect summer shrimp taco with a refreshing pomegranate salsa, and they look pretty too!

Recipe: http://www.cookingandbeer.com/2014/05/grilled-saison-shrimp-tacos/

Credit: Cooking and Beer


1. Blueberry Brownies

I once believed brownies were the best dessert known to mankind, then I discovered blueberry brownies.

Recipe:  http://www.hummingbirdhigh.com/2014/07/blueberry-brownies.html

Credit: Hummingbird High

2. Chocolate Filled Strawberries

Everyone loves the classic chocolate covered strawberry. However, the chocolate shell doesn’t always do well in the heat. Problem solved! Try these chocolate filled strawberries in your picnic basket.

Recipe:  http://www.lilyshop.com/chocolate-filled-strawberries

Credit: JessieJane

3. Strawberry Oat Squares

These healthy oat squares are mess-free and packed with all of the ingredients to help fuel you to dance the night away!

Recipe:  https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/07/10/healthy-strawberry-oat-squares/

Credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction