Food - Drink
Recipes For A Perfect Picnic: Part 2
By ANABELLE DOLINER
Chicken Macaroni Salad
The addition of chicken makes this macaroni salad more filling and satisfying than a traditional version. Fresh herbs like dill and parsley, Dijon mustard, black olives, and red wine vinegar also help turn this rendition of mac salad from a side dish into the main event.
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Without a crust, this spinach quiche is easier and faster to make, and it's perfect for those with low-carb diets. Adding half-and-half gives the eggs a custardy, rich consistency, which pairs well with the cheddar, spinach, onions, and shallots that give this dish flavor.
Cuban Sandwich
The star of this sandwich is the roasted pork tenderloin, which is marinated in citrus juice, brown sugar, olive oil, garlic, and spices, then topped with yellow mustard, pickles, and Swiss cheese. A panini press fuses the layers of the sandwich together and gives it a crispy exterior.
Grilled Watermelon Salad
Grilled watermelon may sound strange, but the fruit's natural sweetness goes great with a smoky and slightly bitter char. The watermelon is paired with salty cotija cheese, fresh herbs, sliced red onion, and a balsamic reduction for a refreshing and flavorful salad.
Zucchini Crab Cakes
These zucchini “crab” cakes are perfect for the vegetarians in your life. They're packed with Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, parsley, lemon juice, and Old Bay to evoke the original dish, and pair perfectly with a side of tartar sauce.