The problem: Memorial Day weekend is nearly here, but you’re already sick of the standard coleslaw/hot dog/melon/dry chocolate chip cookie combo that everyone always brings to 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. From zesty salads to unexpected sweet treats, these picnic recipes are anything but passé.
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