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Menus and Recipes

LunchIf you take a SLO County tour with Central Coast Outdoors, we believe that being outside does not mean you need to eat poorly. It just takes a little planning and knowledge to eat well in the great outdoors. Here are some of our favorite recipes. Those of you who have been on our trips in SLO County will recognize some them.


Local and Organic Food in our Menus

Organic food that is grown locally tastes better and is better for you! We make every effort to procure locally grown and/or organic food for our gourmet picnic lunches and dinner on the dunes, especially when it comes to produce. If we can't find what we are looking for at local farmers markets, we usually buy high quality food from local specialty stores like Trader Joe's.

“Lunch could not have been better, so impressed - I thought only my girlfriends and I made salads that good!”

Jackie Steely
Glendale, CA



Typical Gourmet Picnic Lunch

Lentil Couscous Salad
Pear, walnut, blue cheese green salad
Sliced fresh bagels
Smoked wild salmon
Roasted turkey breast (sliced)
Sliced tomatoes
Dijon mustard
Cream cheese
Peanut butter and jelly (if kids are on the trip)
Cookies or brownies
Drinks - locally produced beer and wine, assorted sodas, juices and waters.

Typical Grilled Dinner on the Dunes

Morro Bay SunsetHummus dip, bread and carrots
Marinated grilled vegetables (usually zucchini)
Grilled gourmet sausages (chicken or turkey)
Grilled veggie burgers (if vegetarians on trip)
Grilled hot dogs (if kids on trip)
Lentil Couscous salad
Cookies or brownies
Drinks - locally produced beer and wine, sodas, juices and waters