Fresh and Al Fresco

Take a deep breath, savor the fresh air, and grab your sunscreen and old blankets – it’s picnic season! Whether you’re up for a hot afternoon on the beach or a breezy morning by the lake, we’re got a fantastic roundup of fresh and nutrition-packed ideas for enjoying your summer eating to the fullest.

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Summer Pea, Watermelon and Farro Salad

3 Guiding StarsFor the freshest salad, work with what’s in season! Swap in your favorite chewy whole grain if you can’t find farro. (3 Guiding Stars)

Pear Crostini

2 Guiding StarsTurn this crostini recipe into an easy dip-style snack for on-the-go tastiness. Try playing with your favorite in-season fruits in place of pears. (2 Guiding Stars)

Pesto Zucchini Rolls

2 Guiding StarsAdd a little fancy finger food to your next picnic. Full-flavored pesto with hints of lemon is the perfect topic for your fresh veg. (2 Guiding Stars)

Lebanese Potato Salad

2 Guiding StarsSkip the mayo and reach for the lemon juice and herbs for a healthier potato salad that doesn’t compromise on flavor. (2 Guiding Stars)

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

1 Guiding StarInspired by Greek tzatziki, this fresh veggie salad is cool and refreshing. Mix it up with your favorite fresh herbs, like dill or cilantro, to make the flavor your own. (1 Guiding Star)

Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto

1 Guiding StarWhether you’re sourcing your dandelion greens from your own back yard or from the local farmers’ market, they can bring amazing flavor to pesto. (1 Guiding Star)

Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Sandwich

1 Guiding StarRoot vegetables may not seem like the most obvious sandwich filling, but trust us: beets and goat cheese are a winning combination. Add a little rosemary and balsamic vinegar to kick the flavor up even more. (1 Guiding Star)