Summer is coming to a graceful close, and a sorely needed long weekend is upon us. You want to send summer off in style, preferably outdoors, but there’s a problem: you’re sick of the standard coleslaw/hot dog/dry chocolate chip cookie picnic fare after three months of outdoor gatherings. The solution: our favorite picnic-friendly recipes, rounded up nice and tidy for the pickin’ (er, picnickin’). Dust off that red-checked blanket, load up your most charming wicker basket, and head to the nearest park, beach, backyard, or scenic rooftop to kiss summer goodbye. From zesty salads to unexpected sweet treats, these picnic recipes are anything but passé.
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