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It's Picnic Season!

With summer in full swing, there's no better time to embrace the outdoors and indulge in a delightful picnic. Whether you're headed to the park, the beach, or simply your backyard, we've got you covered with some mouthwatering recipes that will make your picnic truly unforgettable.

 

From savory sandwiches to refreshing salads and delectable desserts, these recipes are sure to please every palate and elevate your outdoor dining experience. So pack your basket, grab a blanket, and let's embark on a culinary adventure under the sun!

EASY TO HANDLE PROTEINS

By using store-bought pizza dough and a spread made of sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic and lemon juice, the team at America’s Test Kitchen created this turkey sandwich that’s as easy to make & transport as it is to bite into. 

Malaysian chicken satay (satay ayam) features pieces of chicken coated in a deeply fragrant paste, skewered and charred on the grill. This recipe, courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen, is packed with flavor and perfect for a picnic - served hot or cold.

These addicting sliders from America’s Test Kitchen  are made with squishy dinner rolls, smeared with yellow mustard, and stuffed with smoky Black Forest ham & Swiss cheese. Brushed with a butter sauce, they are always a favorite.

FRESH SUMMER SALADS

This Cape Cod Picnic Salad recipe, courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen, takes its inspiration from the fall flavors of New England. The secret ingredients is the cranberry or apricot chutney. It ties it all together.

Caprese Salads are a summer classic when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. In this jazzed up Caprese salad from Jenn Segal at Once Upon a Chef, a balsamic glaze adds a pop of tangy-sweet flavor to every bite.

Perfect for sandwiches, salads, or a light, protein-packed snack, this is the only tuna salad recipe you’ll ever need.  If that’s what you’re looking for, this recipe from Jenn Segal at Once Upon a Chef is the one for you. 

SUMMERTIME SWEETS

It's strawberry season and this strawberry cake recipe from Jenn Segal at Once Upon a Chef, is packed with lots of fresh strawberries. It's also one of the simplest, most delicious cakes you’ll ever make.

This delightful strawberry and orange salad with citrus syrup and fresh mint, inspired by Maria Hines Sinskey in Bon Appétit, is one of several lighter fare options  from Jenn Segal at Once Upon a Chef.

If you love the idea of baking brownies from scratch, but like the ease of of store-bought brownie mix, try out this DIY brownie mix from America’s Test Kitchen. It gives you the best of both worlds.

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