A Picnic Menu Perfect for a Day at the Beach

Take along an outdoor feast that's ideal for towel-top dining

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If you’ve ever had to make do with a soggy sandwich from the bottom of a cooler (where all the melted ice has collected) or tried to nibble chips that have gone stale in humid coastal air, then you know what a challenge it can be to put together a seaside picnic that stands up to the water, wind, heat, and sand. For a frustration-free day at the beach, try this tasty, easy, and elegant take-along menu that holds its own against the elements.

Rice Salad Primavera

Tangy Marinated Vegetables

Best-of-Summer-Fruit Salad

Pesto-Potato Frittata

Chewy Picnic Brownies