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Quick and Tasty: 5 Spring Snack Recipes You Can Take Outside This Season

With the arrival of spring, it's time to indulge in the beauty of nature and enjoy the outdoors. And what better way to do that than by taking your snacking and sipping outside?



If you're tired of the same old snacks and want to try something new and refreshing this season, we've got you covered with some delicious spring snack recipes that you can enjoy with your spring cocktails.


Benefits of Outdoor Snacking in Spring


Spring brings a refreshing change in the weather, making outdoor snacking a delightful and stimulating experience. One of the key benefits is the connection with nature, as enjoying snacks outdoors allows individuals to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the season.


Furthermore, shared snacks during a spring family picnic or after an outdoor game create opportunities for bonding with friends and family, fostering togetherness. Overall, the benefits of snacking outdoors in spring extend beyond just satisfying your taste buds, offering an enriching experience for everyone.


Delicious Spring Snacks and Drinks to Enjoy Outdoors


With the blossoming of flowers and the sun gracing its warmth, it's time to step outside and treat yourselves to a medley of mouthwatering snacks and refreshing drinks.


1. Fresh and Flavorful Fruit Skewers


Fruit skewers for spring snacking
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 2 cups of grapes (a mix of red and green)


For the Citrus Honey Drizzle:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest one orange


  1. Throw all the fruits, including the grapes, onto wooden skewers, alternating colors and shapes for an appealing presentation.
  2. Mix the honey, orange juice, lemon juice, and orange zest in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle the citrus honey mixture once the fruit skewers are assembled on a serving platter.
  4. Allow the skewers to marinate in the drizzle in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes to enhance the flavors.
  5. Bring the chilled fruit skewers and serve them as a refreshing and colorful snack.


2. Crispy Veggie Chips for a Healthy Crunch


Veggie chips for spring snacking
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 large golden beetroot
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: A pinch of garlic powder or paprika for added flavor


  1. Set your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures a crispy texture without burning the veggies.
  2. Wash and peel the vegetables (sweet potatoes, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, and golden beetroot). Thinly slice them into uniform rounds using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife. Thinner slices will result in crispier chips. 
  3. Lay out the slices on paper towels to remove excess moisture. Pat them dry gently to enhance crispiness during baking.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the veggie slices with olive oil until evenly coated. Add salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings (garlic powder or paprika ) to taste. Mix well to ensure every slice is flavored.
  5. Position a wire rack over a baking sheet and arrange the seasoned veggie slices on the rack, ensuring they are not overlapping. 
  6. Bake the veggies in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of the chips turn golden brown. 
  7. Let the veggie chips cool on the wire rack before serving. 
  8. Place any leftovers in an airtight container to maintain their crispiness. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes if needed.


3. Zesty Guacamole with Homemade Tortilla Chips


Bowl of guacamole inside a platter of tortilla chips
Ingredients for Guacamole:
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1-2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely minced (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For Homemade Tortilla Chips:
  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Halve the avocados, discard the pit, and gently scoop the flesh into a bowl.
  2. Mash the avocados until you achieve the desired consistency.
  3. Add the mashed avocados to the diced red onion, tomatoes, minced jalapeño, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, and lime juice.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Gently mix all the ingredients until well combined.
  6. Cover the guacamole and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Set your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  8. Brush each corn tortilla lightly with olive oil on both sides.
  9. Stack the tortillas and cut them into wedges.
  10. Arrange the tortilla wedges on a baking sheet, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  11. Sprinkle the tortillas with salt.
  12. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the chips are golden brown and crispy.
  13. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  14. Transfer the zesty guacamole to a serving bowl.
  15. Arrange the homemade tortilla chips around the guacamole bowl.
  16. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade Zesty Guacamole with crunchy Tortilla Chips!


4. Pineapple Ginger Punch


Pineapple Ginger Punch drink for summer sipping
  • 1 pineapple 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave syrup
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Pineapple and lime slices for garnish


  1. Peel and core a fresh pineapple, then cut it into chunks. Blend the pineapple chunks until smooth. Strain the juice to remove any pulp. Set aside.
  2. Mix the grated fresh ginger and honey (or agave syrup) in a small saucepan with 1/2 cup of water. Simmer the mixture over low heat until the honey dissolves. Simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes to infuse the ginger flavor. 
  3. Combine 3 cups of fresh pineapple juice, ginger ale, freshly squeezed lime juice, and the cooled ginger syrup in a large pitcher. 
  4. Pour the sparkling water to add a fizzy touch before serving. Adjust based on your preference for carbonation.
  5. Refrigerate the punch for at least 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to meld. 
  6. Pour the Pineapple Ginger Punch into individual glasses. Garnish each glass with pineapple and lime slices for a decorative touch.


5. Peach Bellini Slush


Peach Bellinis in two flutes for summer sipping
  • 3 cups frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup chilled Prosecco or sparkling wine
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Ice cubes (optional, depending on desired slushiness)
  • Fresh peach slices and mint leaves (for garnish)


  1. Combine the frozen peach slices, chilled Prosecco or sparkling wine, peach schnapps, simple syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice in a blender. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and has a slushie-like consistency.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness by incorporating more simple syrup if needed. Blend again to incorporate the additional sweetness.
  3. If you desire a thicker slushie, add more ice cubes to the blender and pulse until the desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Pour the Peach Bellini slush into chilled glasses. 
  5. Garnish each glass with a fresh peach slice on the rim and a sprig of mint for a burst of color and added aroma.


Delicious Memories of Spring Snacking


These spring snack recipes are not just about flavors but invitations to savor spring's essence. So, gather your loved ones, head to your outdoor space, and let spring flavors accompany you on every sunny excursion.


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