Words by Lucie Clark
From baked to marinated to straight up salty, olives any way you like them are a classic, simple picnic food staple. Store them in our super cute XS-sized Nesting Bowl in any colourway you like, snap on the lid and your olives are ready to go.
Top tip: store and serve green Sicilian olives in our Eucalyptus nesting bowl for a chic tonal green on green look.
2. Hummus, Crudités & Pita Bread
Dips at a picnic are a must and while chips ‘n’ dip are always an option, why not elevate your picnic nosh with a delicious hummus dip, vibrant vegetable crudités and slices of fresh pita bread? Your tastebuds will thank you. Plus, there’s nothing more Instagram-worthy than a bright pop of vegies, dip and bread served up in our always stylish Nesting Bowls.
And if you’re keen to level up your picnic food, make your hummus from scratch with our tasty hummus bowl recipe, find it here.
Which bowl suits which picnic food item:
Our XS Nesting Bowl is the ideal dip container with a snap tight lid that will keep your hummus secure until you’re ready to serve it
Our Small Nesting Bowl if it’s pre-cut or Medium if you’re keeping your pita pieces whole
Our Medium Nesting Bowl
3. Fresh Rice Paper Spring Rolls
Fresh rice paper spring rolls are a flavour sensation and easy finger food ideal for eating outdoors under sunny spring skies. Make them yourself or make it easy on yourself by buying from your local rice paper roll purveyor.
Store and serve directly from our Medium Nesting Bowl with a side of dipping sauce in our XS Nesting Bowl in your favourite colourway. Need a suggestion? Serve your rice paper rolls in our newest colourway, Speckle, for a serious slice of picnic style.
4. Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad
Packing a major flavour punch, a Vietnamese chicken noodle salad is a stellar picnic food idea and can be easily stored, transported and served in our Medium Nesting Bowl (try our Smoke or Midnight colourways). Don’t forget to bring your matching pair of Salad Servers for the ultimate in stylish picnicking.
5. Tomato, Watermelon & Strawberry Salad
Fresh air calls for fresh spring flavours and a tomato, watermelon and strawberry salad checks all the boxes for spring picnic food fare. The glorious pinks and reds of this delectable salad look stunning in our Salt Nesting Bowl in Medium.
Find a yummy recipe for tomato, watermelon and strawberry salad, here.
6. Chocolate Brownies
Fact: dessert tastes even better in the great outdoors… okay, it’s not an actual fact (that we know of) but if you want to do your own research to test this theory out, we suggest starting with chocolate brownies. Cut them into bite-sized squares and store them in our Blush Medium Nesting Bowl.
Serving suggestion: use your Nesting Bowl lid as a pretty platter for your chocolate brownies.
7. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This dessert theory needs thorough research, along with brownies why not add chocolate covered strawberries into your picnic food line-up? Always a crowd-pleaser, store and serve your chocolate covered strawberries in our Salt Large Nesting Bowl. And, if there are any leftovers, snap the lid back on and pop it in the fridge when you get home for a post-picnic treat.
If you’re new to Styleware, firstly hi! Second, a little about our Nesting Bowls: our Nesting Bowls are reusable, stackable, microwave and dishwasher safe. They’re lightweight, have snap tight lids and are the perfect picnic food container and stylish serving dish rolled into one. Styleware is proudly made in Australia and comes in 7 colourways with 4 functional sizes.