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Picture this: You and a group of friends sitting on a blanket. You're on the beach -- or in a park if you prefer. You're laughing, talking, playing cards or catch. You're shading your eyes from the bright and warm sun as you read a book. And then there's food, packed away in tupperware, to be served with plastic forks and knives, or better yet, eaten with your hands. Here are 9 dishes, sweet and savory alike, that are portable and fresh and delicious, perfect to take with you on your summer picnics.

Gazpacho Panzanella by MarianBull


Gazpacho Panzanella on Food52


Tartine with Mustard Mayo and Mashed Avocado and Radishes with Butter and Salt by amanda

Tartine with Mustard Mayo and Radishes on Food52


OMG! Coconut Pound Cake by ChefJune

Coconut Pound Cake on Food52


Southwestern Quinoa Salad, by Way of the Pantry by Nicholas 

Southwestern Quinoa Salad on Food52


Roasted Radish and Potato Salad with Black Mustard and Cumin Seed by gingerroot

Roasted Radish Potato Salad on Food52


Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies by KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookie


Pork Cutlet Sandwiches with Basil Aioli by merrill

Pork Cutlet Sandwiches on Food52


Chewy Sugar Cookies #2 by mrslarkin 

Chewy Sugar Cookies #2 on Food52 

Tags: menu ideas, recipe roundup, picnic foods, picnic

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