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18 Jewish Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Picnic

What better way to celebrate warm, sunny days than a festive picnic? Whether you’re dining al fresco in July, which is National Picnic Month in the United States, or during the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer, which is synonymous with outdoor bonfires and picnics, you’re sure to love these picnic-perfect recipes, all best served at room temperature (a.k.a. the temperature inside your picnic basket).

Keep it simple! Pick one recipe from each category, pack a blanket, and go – but don’t forget to include the blessing we say over bread before a meal. B’tayavon – bon appetit!

Munchable Main Courses

Superb Sides

The Best Breads 

Delectable Dips

Delightful Desserts

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Deborah Rood Goldman is a longtime member and former president of the Garden City Jewish Center in Garden City, N.Y. She is a digital communications producer on the Union for Reform Judaism's marketing and communications team.

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