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15 Foods that Taste Better on the Beach

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There are limited food options when you're surrounded by sand and ocean. Unless you plan on harpooning yourself some fish or trepidatiously hitting up the concession stand, you'll be left hungry and hot. The hungry, of course, being worse than the hot. Which is why you should pack your own beach eats—foods best eaten sitting on a beach towel to a chorus of crashing waves. 

Cool down with sparkling rhubarb lemonade tinged with mint, savor a soy sauce egg while taking in the scenery, and/or (but, really, and) bite into a baguette stuffed with slices of Spanish tortilla and slathered with aioli. The choice of beach eats is yours. Here are 15 shore-fire recipes that can't be beat. 


Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade by TheRunawaySpoon



Spicy, Smoky Homemade Kale Chips by Gena Hamshaw


How Do I Love Thee Muhammara? by Kitchen Butterfly


White Bean Dip with Fresh Herbs by Gena Hamshaw


Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs by Genius Recipes


Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing by dymnyno


My Mother's Potato Salad by Kenzi Wilbur


Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Dried Cranberries by darksideofthespoon


Scallion Ginger Noodles by Alexandra V. Jones


Bocadillo El Camino: Spanish Omelet Sandwich To Go by vvvanessa


Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad by Kendra Vaculin 


Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician


Matcha & Coconut Mochi Cake by Kendra Vaculin


Homemade Milano Cookies by Carey Nershi


Hippie Crispy Treats by Alanna

What foods do you bring to the beach? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: menu ideas, beach, summer