4 Recipes for the Ideal Summer Picnic with Spanish Conservas

Thomas Cole - The Picnic

Thomas Cole's A Pic-Nic Party, 1846, Brooklyn Museum.


Summer is upon us, and so the season of eating in a park while sitting on a blanket has begun. Picnics are one of the delights of these more leisurely months, offering the opportunity to enjoy the company of our favorite people and share food and drink in the fresh air out of doors. But, the necessity of easily transportable fare sometimes makes the accompanying snacks suffer for quality. To solve this dilemma, look no further than Spanish conservas.

Below you will find five easily prepared, easily transported serving suggestions for your next picnic, so that you can savor every moment of a summer's evening.


Sardine Rillettes - Conservas Picnic - Donostia Foods

Sardine Rillettes - Make them the night before for supreme ease and even better flavor.


Olives and Hazelnut Salad - Conservas Picnic - Donostia Foods

Olives & Toasted Hazelnut Salad - This is if you're really going for it and featuring utensils.


Mussels in Escabeche and Goat Cheese - Conservas Picnic - Donostia Foods

Mussels in Escabeche with Goat Cheese - Just open the tin, slather cheese on crackers, enjoy the adulation (yes, those crackers are doing double duty. Space is limited).


Marcona Almonds and Piment Espelette - Conservas Picnic - Donostia Foods

Toasted Marcona Almonds with Piment d'Espelette - Simple, different, delicious.


For additional recipes and serving suggestions for Spanish conservas, please see our aptly named Recipes & Serving Suggestions page.