Text by Kellie Grammer, Recipe development by Anita Simpson Spain￼￼
Plan an afternoon outing in celebration of the return of warmer weather. Pack a quilt and these simple picnic-perfect dishes, and enjoy a memorable, relaxing lunch by the lake.
Start your picnic with refreshingly effervescent Sparkling Lemonade. Garnish with lemon slices to add a fancy touch to your late spring spread.
This Spring Pasta Salad with Dill Vinaigrette is full of colorful seasonal vegetables. Serve it as the first course to your picnic feast.
This Smoked Turkey and Gouda Sub Sandwich is simple to put together, but is full of flavor.
What better way to end a late spring luncheon than with this Fruit Salad with Lime Simple Syrup? Juicy and sweet, this treat is also great when served alongside breakfast.
Create the Scene
There’s nothing as picturesque as a springtime picnic, so allow your setting to influence the aesthetic for the afternoon. Soft, romantic textures and playful colors and patterns combine to create a lovely backdrop for this delightful meal, while a menu of light, fresh dishes that is easy to prepare serves as the perfect waterside fare.