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Beachside picnic menu

Alfresco dining is easier than ever with these perfect picnic dishes.

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Beachside picnic menu.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Break out the wicker basket! With this fresh and oh-so-tasty make-ahead menu, alfresco dining has never been easier. From a simple summer salad to a sweet treat for dessert, this picnic covers all the bases.

Pimm's cup jellies.

Pimm’s cup jellies.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Cocktail (with a twist!)
Pimm’s cup jellies
Charming little jars are easy to carry — and they give this picnic a retro-cool vibe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumber and potato salad.Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Cucumber and potato salad.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Salad
Cucumber-potato salad
A make-ahead potato salad packed with herbs for a punch of fresh flavour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicoise muffuletta sandwich.

Nicoise muffuletta sandwich.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Main
Niçoise muffuletta sandwich
Layer Mediterranean ingredients into a hollowed-out artisanal loaf to make the oversize sandwich. Pack it whole and bring a serrated knife to cut it up at the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bourbon-pecan blondies

Bourbon-pecan blondies.
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

 

Dessert
Bourbon-pecan blondies
Rich, buttery dessert bars can be sliced at home. Wrapped with wax paper and a bit of simple twine, they’re an edible present for guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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