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12 Perfect Recipes for Summer Picnics

Here's a selection of our favourite salads, sandwiches, and desserts to pack for a picnic.

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caprese saladPhoto Credit: Taste of Home

Salads: Fruity Caprese Salad

Peaches and honey were added to the classic Caprese salad for a sweet and tasty update for summer.

Get the recipe: Fruity Caprese Salad

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Salads: Potato and Horseradish Salad

What’s a picnic without potato salad? Try this crunchy version, which is made with endive and walnuts.

Get the recipe: Potato and Horseradish Salad

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tomato saladPhoto Credit: Mike McColl

Salads: Simple Tomato Salad

Six simple ingredients are all you need to make this flavourful tomato salad, which is sure to become a go-to dish this season.

Get the recipe: Simple Tomato Salad

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Salads: Strawberry Kale Salad

The sliced strawberries and fresh mint in this salad give it an extra summery feel, and crumbled bacon and toasted almonds add the right amount of crunch.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Kale Salad

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Sandwiches: Hummus and Veggie Wrap

Hummus and veggies come together to create this super tasty and simple wrap that can be made in a flash.

Get the recipe: Hummus and Veggie Wrap

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Sandwiches: Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

The healthy fats in the avocado make this a much better option (we think) than the traditional mayo version.

Get the recipe: Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

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Turkey Apple and Brie SandwichPhoto Credit: Best Health

Sandwiches: Turkey, Brie and Apple Sandwich on Raisin-Walnut Bread

Elevate your traditional turkey sandwich by adding slices of brie and green apple.

Get the recipe: Turkey, Brie and Apple Sandwich on Raisin-Walnut Bread

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Pita Sandwich | Curried Chicken and GrapePhoto Credit: The School Year Survival Cookbook

Sandwiches: Curried Chicken and Grapes

This pita sandwich is a bit of a show-off, but you can hardly blame it when it’s so juicy, crunchy, sweet and ever-so-slightly spicy.

Get the recipe: Curried Chicken and Grapes Pockets

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fruit saladPhoto Credit: Taste of Home

Desserts: Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Though fresh fruit steals the show in this summer medley, the subtle honey sauce makes it an especially sweet treat.

Get the recipe: Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

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hemp cookie | picnic recipesPhoto Credit: Shannon J. Ross

Desserts: The Great Canadian Hemp Cookie

Grown only in Canada, hemp hearts add a subtle nutty flavour to this cookie recipe.

Get the recipe: The Great Canadian Hemp Cookie

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Chunk CookiesPhoto Credit: Best Health

Desserts: Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This double chocolate cookie is every health-focused chocoholic’s dream.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Healthy Oatmeal Cookie RecipePhoto Credit: Vanillaechoes / Shutterstock

Desserts: Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies got a little healthier with this recipe, which calls for apple sauce, dried plums instead of extra sugar.

Get the recipe: Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

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