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Recipes for the Perfect Picnic

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Summer is just on the horizon here in Tacoma, WA, which makes it the perfect time to get outdoors for a picnic! In this week’s post from Westminster Towers Blog, we are sharing some picnic-perfect recipes that you can try making for your next picnic. Gather some friends from our apartment community and head to your favorite park for a picnic!

“Spring Fling” Fluff Fruit Salad from The Seasoned Mom

This fruity dish works great as either a side or a dessert. The recipe calls for the following ingredients: sliced blueberries, peeled and sliced kiwi, strawberries, lemon juice, crushed pineapple, vanilla instant pudding mix, mini-marshmallows, chopped pecans, and whipped topping.

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches from Delish

Enjoy the bold flavors of a traditional caesar salad in this inventive pulled chicken sandwich. Make it in your slow cooker by combining chicken breast, chicken broth, creamy caesar dressing, lemon juice, minced garlic, and grated parmesan. Cook and serve on ciabatta rolls with romaine lettuce.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad from Half Baked Harvest

If you need the perfect picnic side dish, this pasta salad has it all! You will need cooked bowtie pasta, chunky basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, kalamata or green olives, red bell pepper, grilled corn kernels, a ripe peach or nectarine, halved cherry tomatoes, cubed cheddar cheese, cubed mozzarella cheese, olive oil, toasted sunflower seeds, fresh sprouts, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.

Classic Potato Salad from Genius Kitchen

You can’t go wrong with a classic potato salad at your picnic. To make it, you will need cooked and diced potatoes, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, yellow mustard, salt, garlic powder, pepper, celery ribs, onion, hard-boiled eggs, and paprika.

Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats from Country Living

Crunchy, salty, and sweet, these snack bars make a great addition to any picnic. To make them, you will need unsalted butter, marshmallows, Cracker Jacks, salted mini pretzels, cocktail peanuts, and salt.

Where is your favorite spot in Tacoma to have a picnic? Let us know, and feel free to share your favorite picnic recipes with us in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!