Is there any more idyllic weekend plan than packing a picnic basket and getting out to enjoy the sunshine?
Whether you're heading to a park, a beach, an outdoor cinema or even just kicking back in the backyard, no picnic spread is complete without a fresh salad.
A great salad can be the difference between a basic lunch and a gourmet gathering. It takes your casual catering to the next level, adds color, crunch, and flavor and pulls it all together into a real meal.
Whatever crowd you're trying to please, we have four perfect picnic salads guaranteed to impress.
It's a classic salad – with just one little upgrade to push it over the top: shrimp! Something about shrimp just screams summer, keeping things light while adding flavor and wow factor. Our Shrimp Caesar Salad makes a great complete meal for any pescatarians on your invite list, too.
You could throw another block of ice into your drink, or you could just break out our Asian Chicken & Rice Noodle Salad. Yes, it’s that refreshing! A lime, honey and garlic dressing makes for a fresh flavor, while rice noodles deliver a lighter bite than your average pasta salad.
This is a salad you can grill before you go and assemble when you arrive. The vibrant green pesto adds splashes of zing and color. Somehow the grill marks on the zucchini, squash, and haloumi just make it look better – and all the more delicious.
Darren’s Charred Broccoli Salad packs a crunch, with pancetta, golden crispy bread, almonds, and broccoli charred just so. And once you’ve tasted Darren’s minty dressing, you’ll be looking for ways to use it everywhere.
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