The days are longer and the kids are out of school. Picnics and potlucks are plentiful this time of year. Food bloggers’ mouthwatering recipes will leave you with plenty of ideas to consider for your next outing — and your bowl may just be licked clean.
Raspberry Mango Salsa. Dara of GenY Foodie writes, “For me, spring means color. Fresh tasty fruits and veggies.” She created an appealing raspberry mango salsa that has a “really complex and tangy taste.” She suggests serving it with grilled fish or chicken and taking it to parties, if you can resist eating the whole bowl!
Fresh Blueberry Pie. It’s blueberry season, and what better treat to bake and share than a fresh blueberry pie? This particular recipe from A Healthy Jalapeno calls for five cups of fresh blueberries and takes “such little effort, it’s hard to even realize how quickly it was made and done.” The bright blue fruit is as appealing to the eye as it is to the taste buds.
Black Bean Salsa. Alynn from Meals 4 Moms shares her trick to get her family to eat beans: delicious black bean salsa. Black beans are packed with protein and are very inexpensive but by themselves can be a bit boring. Solve that by adding some fresh roma tomatoes, green onion, garlic, jalapenos, green pepper, lime juice and chopped cilantro — and you have a scrumptious, healthy snack.
Creamy BLT Pasta Salad. The BLT sandwich is loved by people of all ages, but it's not very portable. Instead, try the BLT pasta salad from Fabulous Foods, and get your BLT fix at your next picnic or barbecue. The key to “recreating that perfect BLT taste is to make sure the bacon is crispy and to use the freshest lettuce and tomatoes possible.” Claire of Fabulous Foods promises that “after one bite, you’ll find it nearly impossible not to gobble up the entire batch!”