As the weather gets warmer, things start changing a bit around here. I replace our comforting stews and hearty casseroles with lighter smoothies and salads, our outdoor grill becomes our summertime kitchen, and we stay outside as much as possible.
My family loves to eat our meals on our back porch on beautiful afternoons and many days, you can find Little Buddy and me enjoying our lunch on an old blanket out on the runway. He’s usually devouring a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, apples and grapes while I’m snacking on leftovers from whatever we had for dinner the night before. Regardless of what we’re eating though, it just seems to taste so much better outside. Our moods are lighter and more playful the longer we take to enjoy the nature around us.
So when a few food blogging friends pulled together to plan a virtual picnic to celebrate Earth Day, I immediately started thinking of the recipe I wanted to share! This herbed tortellini salad won for its deliciousness when served hot or cold as well as its ease in preparation. Within just a few minutes this dish is picnic ready!
Here’s how I make it.
Meal type: lunch, supper
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For more delicious picnic dishes, please visit my friends participating in the virtual picnic.
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My Baking Addiction | Mixed Berry Cheesecakes in a Jar
Bluebonnets & Brownies | Nanny’s Potato Salad
Gourmande in the Kitchen | Honey Ginger Lemonade
Dine & Dish | Sangria
Bakers Royale | Fruit Recipe Roundup
Three Many Cooks | Black and White Caviar
Food for My Family | Homemade Potato Chips and Avocado Ranch Dip
Sugarcrafter | Apple Hand Pies
Tickled Red | Tangy Potato Salad
What’s Cooking with Kids | Kale Chips
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Mini Lemonade Cakes
TidyMom | Picnic Pies in a Jar
What are your favorite picnic recipes?