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Alfresco Dining: 14 Delicious Meals to Eat Outside

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Whether you’re planning a picnic in the park, a barbecue on the patio, or simply want to enjoy a meal in the sunshine, we’ve got you covered. We have everything from burgers to vegetarian salads to grilled chicken – you’re sure to find something you love.

Turkey Burger Sliders

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Ground turkey burger sliders! The turkey is mixed with a few pantry staples for a delicious, nutritious, and super easy summer dinner that’s always a big hit. Grab your favorite slider buns and burger toppings and fire up the grill.
Get the recipe: Turkey Burger Sliders

Low Country Old Bay Shrimp Boil Recipe

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This low country boil is the perfect summer dinner to enjoy outside. Succulent shrimp, corn, potatoes, and andouille sausage all come together for a flavor packed classic summertime dinner!
Get the recipe: Low Country Old Bay Shrimp Boil Recipe

Mini Charcuterie Board

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Let’s make a mini charcuterie board for dinner! It’s quick and easy (ready in less than 10 minutes); balanced (with a variety of foods); and requires NO cooking (perfect for casual meals and outdoor picnics). Pull together a variety of ingredients and arrange for this easy and simple charcuterie board dinner. 
Get the recipe: Mini Charcuterie Board

Our Favorite Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Our favorite chicken thighs start with my grilled chicken thigh marinade that’s made with just a handful of basic ingredients and gives the chicken great flavor and color. Then it’s time to fire up the grill. Serve the bone in grilled chicken thighs with a salad or grilled vegetables and some grilled bread for the best summer meal.
Get the recipe: Our Favorite Grilled Chicken Thighs Recipe

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
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This grilled drumsticks recipe is a simple, delicious, and easy meal! Chicken drumsticks are full of flavor, seasoned with a simple marinade of pantry staples, and easy to prep. They make the best simple grilled dinner and are always a crowd pleaser. Serve with your favorite summer salad or grilled veggies for a delicious and easy summer dinner. 
Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Best Black Bean Quinoa Salad Recipe

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This black bean quinoa salad recipe should be on the top of your recipes-to-make list! It’s light and bright, satisfying and nutritious, and loaded with plant-based protein and fiber, all with tons of layered flavor. Because it can be made ahead, it’s a great salad for everything from picnics to summer cookouts to healthy meal prep salads to get you through the week.
Get the recipe: Best Black Bean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

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This Mediterranean tortellini pasta salad recipe has everything we love in a pasta salad – chewy pasta, a homemade vinaigrette dressing, crunch and color with veggies, and loads of flavorful and salty bites with olives, cheese, and salami. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and makes for a delicious side dish to a grilled protein or main course salad that’s perfect in the summer months. 
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad

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Attending a summer potluck or BBQ ad looking for a dish that is sure to impress? Look no further than this cherry caprese pasta salad. It’s got everything you want in a flavorful summer salad…cherries, grape tomatoes, mozzarella, pasta, basil, and the balsamic flavor that you expect in a caprese salad. Make sure you take the recipe because you are going to be asked for it! 
Get the recipe: Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

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These vegan gluten-free wraps are packed with flavor and ready in just 20 minutes. Chickpeas are sauteed with onions and buffalo sauce, and then combined with chopped tomato, cucumber, and avocado for a tasty, light meal you are going to love! Take everything outside and make your wraps at the table.
Get the recipe: Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Summer Quinoa Salad

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Strawberries, tomatoes, red bell peppers, and quinoa are the perfect combination in this light and delicious summer salad. Fill up a bowl and take it outside to enjoy under the sun.
Get the recipe: Summer Quinoa Salad

Grilled Vegetable Platter with Lemon-Feta Dip

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Summer entertaining doesn’t get any easier than with this grilled vegetable platter with lemon-feta dip. It’s fresh, vibrant, easy, and flavorful! Just grill your favorite veggies and serve with lemon-feta dip and your favorite hummus for a dinner to remember! 
Get the recipe: Grilled Vegetable Platter with Lemon-Feta Dip

Mediterranean Bean Salad

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This Mediterranean bean salad is perfect for summer gatherings. Fresh diced veggies are combined with cannellini beans, feta, and a homemade vinaigrette. Packs up nicely for picnics.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Bean Salad

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Roasted Garlic Aioli

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Fire up the grill and get to work on this delicious bacon blue cheeseburger with roasted garlic aioli. There are seven (yes SEVEN) layers of amazing flavor in this juicy burger and you are going to love each and every one of them. Don’t forget to take the napkins outside along with this burger.
Get the recipe: Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Feta Lamb Burgers & Lemon Mint Aioli

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Lamb, feta, and mint are a match made in heaven and you’ll think so too once you’ve tried these tasty burgers fresh off the grill. It’s a great summer meal.
Get the recipe: Feta Lamb Burgers & Lemon Mint Aioli

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