When the sun threatens to melt all of the food at your picnic, pull out a secret weapon: vinaigrette-dressed potato salads. Not only does vinegar add a punch of bright, zesty flavor, but it also helps salads hold up for hours outside, unlike mayonnaise-based dressing.
Check out four of our favorite vinegary potato salads — including the tarragon-, dill- and parsley-studded herbed potatoes pictured up top — before you pack your next picnic, and be sure to check out our other summer side ideas for pasta and potato salads and more.
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The most-patriotic way to kick off a 4th of July party is with a festive spread that explodes with so much flavor that it rivals the fireworks above. Whether you’re firing up the grill for the best burgers, making red, white and blue desserts — like a July 4th berry tart (pictured above) — or mixing up fruity summer cocktail recipes, we’ve got you covered.
Below, we’ve rounded up six dishes and drinks worth saluting at your Fourth of July bash.
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Change up your grilling routine by trading barbecue sauce for soy sauce with these four flavorful Asian-inspired ribs recipes. Double up on Korean marinades, and make your own kimchi with Tyler Florence’s Bulgoki (pictured above), or spice things up with more ideas below.
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Devouring juicy burgers by the pool is living the dream, but picking which one to make isn’t. Match your foodie personality with our favorite burgers below and find out if you should grill up a classic burger (pictured above), a cheese-stuffed patty or some other befitting burg.
Want fries with that? Get our favorite french fry recipes, too.
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Grab your picnic basket and cabbage of choice — it’s slaw season! Nothing is better than a refreshing salad on a summer day. Make an unbeetable slaw with roasted cumin seeds and cilantro dressing (picture above) or fire up the grill for slaw with a smoky kick.
Check out four more picnic picks below, which are just a handful of our favorite summer side dishes.
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To kick off summer, put down the chips and pick up the chicks. Fire up the grill for some quick grilled chicken skewers with grapes (pictured above), light Indian-spiced bites and more grilled chicken skewer recipes.
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We’ve found the key to being patriotic inside and out: eating the combo of red, white and blue, as well as wearing it. You don’t need to break out food dye to make Sunny Anderson’s red, white and blue mashed potatoes (pictured above) with bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and garlic, or an equally colorful side dish like blueberry and pomegranate salad.
Check out four more of our favorite red, white and blue side dishes below, perfect for a Memorial Day picnic.
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It’s time to reinvent the pasta salad. Use your noodle to think outside the mayonnaise bottle for your next picnic, with interesting flavor combinations like Giada De Laurentiis’ orecchiette with mixed greens and goat cheese (pictured above) and zesty green-onion dressing tossed with bowtie pasta.
Check out four more of our favorite pasta salad recipes below — only one of which uses mayonnaise for creaminess — and get more camping recipes and picnic ideas here.
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If you’re always running around your kitchen to get dinner together after a hectic day at work — hopefully not while holding a knife — sit down. We have six timesaving recipes for you.
Check out our favorite easy side dishes that can be made in 15 minutes or less, including a Roasted Peanut Slaw (pictured above) and a lightning-fast fried rice.
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It’s time to do the mashed potato. No, we don’t mean breaking out your ’60s moves, but these new twists on the humble spud may inspire you to dance around the kitchen.
It’s not hard to learn how to make mashed potatoes — boil, drain, take out your aggression with a masher or ricer, and season — but sometimes it’s tough to get out of a food rut. Reinvent the classic side dish with a mix of vegetables, like Chuck Hughes’ root vegetable mash (pictured above), in which potatoes pair well with carrots, parsnips and salsify — or completely swap out taters for sweet potatoes instead.
Check out five more of our favorite spins on mashed potatoes below.
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