May 25th is just around the corner. Time to celebrate Lag B'Omer. If you're not Jewish, you might not know that Lag B'Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer, which is the period of time in between Passover and Shavuos. Lag B'Omer celebrates the Jewish spirit and the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. If you have Jewish friends, this would be the perfect time to share in their religious culture, especially since Lag B'Omer is a joyous day that is often celebrated with picnics. If you've never fixed kosher foods before, don't worry. There are quite a few simple recipes that you can create for your Lag B'Omer picnic. Here are two quick recipes to include at your picnic.

Fresh Beet Salad

Beet salad is a delightful side dish that's easy to make. This simple side dish goes with all types of kosher picnic foods.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Sharp knife
  • Food processor
  • Bowl
  • Several fresh beets
  • Pistachios
  • 1 orange
  • Orange zester
  • Olive oil
  • Goat cheese


  1. Wash your beets in warm water to remove the dirt.
  2. Use a sharp knife to peel the outer skin off your beets.
  3. Place the beets in a food processor and grate them into a coarse consistency.
  4. Pour your grated beets into the bowl.
  5. Use your orange zester to remove part of the orange peel.
  6. Sprinkle the zest over the beets.
  7. Slice your orange in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
  8. Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of pistachios over the beets.
  9. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the beet salad.
  10. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese on top.
  11. Place in refrigerator until time for the picnic.

Cornflake Chicken Tenders

Cornflake chicken tenders are easy to make and work well as a main dish or appetizer for any kosher picnic. They're easy for tiny hands to pick up, which is perfect if you're going to have small children at the picnic.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Frying pan
  • Olive oil
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Cornflakes
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Rice milk
  • Kosher ranch dressing for dipping


  1. Pour corn flakes in a mixing bowl and crumble.
  2. Pour 1 cup of rice milk into the other mixing bowl.
  3. Cut your chicken breasts into strips.
  4. Dip chicken strips into the rice milk.
  5. Roll the chicken breasts in the corn flakes.
  6. Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil into your frying pan.
  7. Turn the heat to medium.
  8. Place your coated chicken breasts in the oil and pan fry until golden brown.
  9. Remove chicken strips from oil and allow them to cool.
  10. Serve with kosher ranch dressing or other dipping sauces.

Picnics are the perfect way to celebrate cultural and religious diversity. If you have Jewish friends, show them you care by inviting them to a picnic. If you're not sure about kosher foods, the tips and recipes provided here will help get you started.