A Memorial Day Picnic

Spread out the blanket and enjoy this feast of 12 tasty, travel-friendly dishes and drinks.

  • <p>Memorial Day on the Move</p>

    Memorial Day on the Move

    For a delicious meal at the beach, on the boat, or in the park, pick our easy-to-pack menu.

  • Grilled Eggplant
    Photo: Buff Strickland; Styling: Olga Naiman

    Easygoing Beach Cookout

    When produce is at its peak, locavores spend Saturday mornings shopping in nearby Martha's Vineyard. Then they find the perfect spot on the beach for an easygoing cookout, fresh from the farmers' market.
  • Radicchio, Roasted Pepper, and Provolone Ciabatta Sandwiches
    Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Randy Mon

    Free-Wheeling Picnic Menu

    Pack an easy-to-make meal that'll be the highlight of your outing.
  • Three-Fruit Salsa
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    For Starters

    Our Three-Fruit (and four-vegetable) Salsa has a tropical appeal that combines the sweetness of fresh fruit with the fire of seeded jalapeños. Add even more color and crunch by serving with natural blue corn tortilla chips.
  • Curry-Spiced Shrimp
    Photo: Anne Liles

    Beach Bash

    Bring friends together for an enticing feast for the senses by the shore.
  • Southwestern Tabbouleh Salad

    A New Tabbouleh

    Southwestern Tabbouleh Salad is tabbouleh with a kick – courtesy of a pinch of red pepper and the addition of corn and black beans. This cold salad is the perfect complement to any sandwich, and especially our turkey wraps.
  • Marinated Green Beans with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

    Beans with a Snap

    Round out your meal with a bright vegetable dish that borders on antipasto. Our Marinated Green Beans with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta is a fresh and cool side that can be treated as a finger food for easy, healthy snacking.
  • Smoked Turkey Wraps

    Wrap and Roll

    Tasty and easy to eat on the go, these Smoked Turkey Wraps are savory favorites you'll want to remake for packed lunches and quick dinners. Their zing comes from the herbed cheese spread, which can be found in the deli section of your supermarket.
  • Basil Lemonade
    James Carrier

    Make Lemonade

    Give sodas the heave-ho and replace them in your picnic plans with refreshing Basil Lemonade. Like the rest of our menu, you can make it ahead for an easy morning exit. Adults will find it's also a perfect mixer for tequila, rum, whisky, or vodka.
  • Peanut Butter-Fudge Cups
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Tasty Treats

    With their peanut butter cookie crusts and chocolaty cake centers, these diminutive desserts offer a fun twist on the traditional peanut butter cup. Better still, Peanut Butter-Fudge Cups are an easy-to-transport dessert that needs no cutting or serving.
  • Summer Picnic Menu

    Summer Picnic Menu

    Enjoy sandwiches, salads, cool drinks and cookies along with the warm weather, fresh air and–of course–good company.
  • Lemon-Garlic White-Bean Dip
    Photo: Kate Mathis; Food Styling: Suzette Kaminski; Prop Styling: Shana Faust

    Pack a Delicious Beach Picnic

    Fill a basket with an easy-to-carry, no-mess meal to fuel a day with your family in the sand and surf.
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