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Picnics

  • Recipe

    Corn, Zucchini, and Black-Eyed Pea Salad

    This combination of corn, beans, and squash is inspired by the "three sisters:" key crops of indigenous Americans that were grown together. It uses peak summer zucchini instead of winter…

  • Recipe

    Chickpea and Cauliflower Salad with Curry Vinaigrette and Spiced Yogurt

    Hearty chickpeas make for a filling dish. Substitute fava or cannellini beans, if you like. Wonderful on its own as a meatless main, this salad also makes a great accompaniment…

  • Recipe

    Herbed Israeli Couscous with Tuna and Preserved Lemon

    The bright Mediterranean flavors of this dish are nicely balanced by the pearls of Israeli couscous. Jarred preserved lemons are available at well-stocked markets, or you can make your own.

  • Recipe

    Strawberry Jam Crostata

    Filled with fresh preserves, this is a classic breakfast jam crostata in Italy. Freshly made strawberry jam is my choice here, but feel free to substitute a pound of your…

  • Recipe

    Crab and Cucumber Salad Sandwiches

    This crab salad is a riff on the classic and ever-popular lobster roll. The buttered toasted bun brings it together, but if you want to skip the carbs, serve in…

  • Menu

    A Francophile Picnic

    Whether you're celebrating Bastille Day or just want to experience a little joie de vivre, this French-inspired picnic menu makes the most of a glorious summer day. Start with crisp…

  • Vegetable Slaws
    Magazine

    Shred Your Inhibitions With These Summer Slaws

    Say goodbye to ho-hum slaw. These refreshing and crunchy salads make good use of cabbage, broccoli, mangos, cucumbers, dried fruit, and more.

  • Celery Broccoli Pitas
    Recipe

    Marinated Celery-Broccoli Salad Stuffed Pitas

    Celery and broccoli may be a surprising pairing, but they make an excellent combination when marinated and served with hummus in a boldly flavored summertime sandwich.

  • Broccoli Slaw
    Recipe

    Broccoli Slaw

    Packed with broccoli, almonds, dried cranberries, and a tangy buttermilk dressing, this dish comes together almost instantly, requires no cooking, and would be welcome at any barbecue or potluck.

  • Eco-Friendly Picnic Menu
    Menu

    An Eco-Friendly Picnic Menu

    Presented by If You Care The return of warmer weather means one thing: time to get outside and enjoy a picnic! Because we want to be kind to the earth…

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