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22 Cooler-Ready Recipes for Any Kind of Outing

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For your next outing to the beach, a picnic in a park, long hike, or backyard gathering (any excuse to be outside, right?), pack a cooler to maximize your time for an all day hang. Here are 22 recipes that will ride out the day with you.

Drinks

Watermelonade
Watermelonade
Mint Limeade

Mint Limeade by vvvanessa

Vanilla-Thyme Lemonade

Vanilla-Thyme Lemonade by madlovefood

Snacks

Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix
Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix
Hot Honey-Sesame Snacky Mix
Hot Honey-Sesame Snacky Mix
Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars

Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars by Gena Hamshaw

Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Genius Recipes

Dips + Spreads

Zahav's Hummus Tehina
Zahav's Hummus Tehina
Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream

Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream by fiveandspice

Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)

Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip) by Heather - Heather Homemade

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole
Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole
Crudités with Feta Pistachio Dip
Crudités with Feta Pistachio Dip

Sandwiches

Vegetarian Muffuletta
Vegetarian Muffuletta
Indian Club Sandwich

Indian Club Sandwich by Khushbu Shah

A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon

A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon by inpatskitchen

Avocado and Marinated Kale Salad Sandwich
Avocado and Marinated Kale Salad Sandwich

Salads

Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette
Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette
Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Cheese

Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers... by Genius Recipes

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette by Shannon

What's in your cooler? Tell us in the comments below.


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