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    32 Portable Sides For Summer Picnics

    These salads are happy to hang out in your bag for a few hours and can be served cold or at room temp. All your picnic-mates need is a fork and a mouth.

    1. Sweet Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

    2. Grilled Ratatouille Salad

    3. Basil Pesto Pasta with Potatoes and Green Beans

    4. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes

    5. Summer Squash Sauté

    6. Lemon-Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes

    7. Roasted Corn and Poblano Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

    8. Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Peas, Avocado, and Lemon-Basil Dressing

    9. Fennel, Chiles, and Mint with Orzo

    10. Cherry Tomato and Basil Salad

    11. Black Rice Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    12. Panzanella Pasta Salad

    13. Summer Lentil Salad

    14. Marinated Summer Vegetables

    15. Radish and Pecan Grain Salad

    16. Fusilli with Raw Tomato Sauce

    17. Broccoli Matchsticks and Kale Salad

    18. Farro and Cucumber Salad

    19. Pasta Salad with Basil Pesto and Peas

    20. Coleslaw with Apple and Yogurt Dressing

    21. Mango Slaw with Coconut-Lime Dressing

    22. Apricot, Kale, and Quinoa Salad

    23. Tomato and Sweet Onion Salad

    24. Mediterranean Zucchini and White Beans

    25. Mexican Corn Salad

    26. White Bean Salad with Peas and Mint

    27. Summer Orzo Pasta Salad

    28. White Bean and Radish Salad

    29. Sesame-Ginger and Cucumber Soba Noodles

    30. Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Fresh Herbs

    31. Feta, Green Beans, and Potato Salad

    32. Carrot Salad with Harissa, Feta, and Mint