Mexican cuisine has some of the most portable dishes, so it stands to reason a Mexican picnic theme is a winning alfresco idea.
A cuisine that has become so entrenched in American culture, its adaptations are endless. And it isn’t only in the US where we find a familiar comfort with Mexican flavours and food. All over the world, people have an opinion on soft or hard tacos, a favourite recipe for guacamole or a secret salsa ingredient.
Mexican cuisine is fresh and fiery, celebratory and comforting. And while many of our global adaptations of Mexican cuisine are often far from authentic regional recipes, the flavours and concepts remain true.
Whether it’s an elegant summer picnic with cold pitchers of margaritas, a finger food affair, or a beach picnic with ice-cold beer, Mexican picnic food lends itself to any occasion. It’s an especially great kids picnic theme as it lends itself to easy to manage finger food.
In the spirit of portable food, we tip our sombrero’s to Mexican cuisine for these Mexican inspired picnic ideas.
From fresh and zesty salads to spicy appetisers and dips and, of course, the ever portable burrito, we have rounded up some wonderfully portable Mexican recipes for your next alfresco event.
We’ve also got gorgeous Mexican fiesta decorations and picnic accessories to set the scene for your Mexican themed picnic.
Mexican Dessert Ideas
Every picnic needs a sweet treat. These Mexican dessert ideas are sweet little tributes to traditional Mexican recipes that are perfectly picnic portable.