The Kernel

Summer Picnic Board

Photos and Recipe By: Kayla Breeden, Kayla’s Kitch and Fix


It’s summer, which means that dining al fresco is everyone’s first choice. From pool days to beach trips and birthday parties to park dates, this Summer Picnic Board will be a major hit at any gathering this season. Not only is this board fun and perfect for the warmer weather, but it’s also easy to customize to fit the needs of any diet or allergens.


What You’ll Need

Overall, the goal is to pick snacks that are easy to grab and eat, as you would on a picnic. Here are some things to think about as you customize your board:

What I Used:

I decided to go with a red, pink and orange theme to really give my board a super summery and picnic vibe to it. Using these snacks worked perfectly to achieve the look I was going for!

Ready to make it yourself?

Watch as we piece together our Summer Picnic Board to get inspired to create your own version!

Homemade Hummus


Toppings (Optional):


  1. Using a food processor or high powered blender, blend lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin and salt together until smooth.
  2. Add in half of the drained and rinsed chickpeas along with a tbsp of water and blend until smooth.
  3. Add in the rest of the chickpeas and another tbsp of water then continue blending. If you’d like the consistency to be even smoother, add the remaining tbsp of water and blend.
  4. Once it has reached your desired consistency, top with a drizzle of olive oil, extra salt and pepper and a dash of paprika.