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11 spring recipes for your picnic basket

Time for lunch to meet the great outdoors

At heart, picnics are simple affairs. There are no courses to plan, no table to set. We don't even mind if you leave the utensils at home — just as long as you pack a good basket. On most days, we need nothing more than ham and butter on a baguette. We've even been known to bring our leftover salumi to the office for a picnic-inspired desk lunch. But every once in a while, we want our picnics all dressed up. We want beautiful, checkered blankets, grassy knolls, and an elegant feast to match. So this year, think of the picnic basket as your springtime treasure trove — and you'll take every frittata it has to offer. Here are 11 recipes to get you started.

Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi's Basic Hummus by Genius Recipes

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar by Shruti Jain

Chickpea Fries with Yogurt Dipping Sauce by Justforlicks

Bagna Cauda Toasts with Radicchio, Egg, and Avocado by EmilyC

Radish Cous Cous by cristinasciarra

Caramelized Pork Banh Mi by monkeymom

Haricots Verts à la Dijonnaise by AntoniaJames

Fiddlehead Frittata by mdm

Tarragon Potato Salad with Cured Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette by la domestique

Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade by TheRunawaySpoon

Homemade Milano Cookies by Carey Nershi

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 11 spring recipes for your picnic basket.

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