Eat Well & Share: Picnic-friendly salad, sandwich and hummus for dipping

Sally Beck

After such a subtle spring, it’s hard to believe that summer officially begins in just a few short weeks. What better way to start the season than with a few picnic-friendly recipes?

Homemade hummus is a picnic go-to for my family, and there are so many variations that it’s never boring. It keeps/travels well, and it’s healthy: 2 grams of plant protein and 1 gram of fiber per serving, as well as being a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins, making it an excellent heart-healthy choice, especially when paired with an assortment of cut-up vegetables to dip. Most of all though, it’s delicious.

In addition to hummus, picnics also cry out for sandwiches and salads, so with fresh basil becoming available, a nice twist on a classic Caprese salad is to make it into a sandwich, and then to round out our picnic menu, I’ve paired it with a Lemon Pasta Pea Salad this month.

Basic Hummus

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