22 Cooler-Ready Recipes for Any Kind of Outing

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For your next outing to the beach, a picnic in a park, long hike, or backyard gathering (any excuse to be outside, right?), pack a cooler to maximize your time for an all day hang. Here are 22 recipes that will ride out the day with you.

Drinks

Watermelonade

Watermelonade by Merrill Stubbs

Mint Limeade

Mint Limeade

by vvvanessa

Vanilla-Thyme Lemonade

Vanilla-Thyme Lemonade by madlovefood

Snacks

Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix

Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix by drbabs

Hot Honey-Sesame Snacky Mix

Hot Honey-Sesame Snacky Mix by Ali Slagle

Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars

Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars

by Gena Hamshaw

Ovenly's Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ovenly’s Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies by Genius Recipes

Dips + Spreads

Zahav's Hummus Tehina

Zahav’s Hummus Tehina by Genius Recipes

Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream

Grilled Bread with Thyme Pesto and Preserved Lemon Cream

by fiveandspice

Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)

Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)

by Heather – Heather Homemade

Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole

Roberto Santibañez’ Classic Guacamole by Genius Recipes

Crudités with Feta Pistachio Dip

Crudités with Feta Pistachio Dip by Sara Jenkins

Sandwiches

Vegetarian Muffuletta

Vegetarian Muffuletta by Josh Cohen

Indian Club Sandwich

Indian Club Sandwich

by Khushbu Shah

A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon

A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon

by inpatskitchen

Avocado and Marinated Kale Salad Sandwich

Avocado and Marinated Kale Salad Sandwich by fiveandspice

Salads

Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

Grilled Corn & Barley Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette by Jen Balletto

Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Cheese

Deborah Madison’s Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers…

by Genius Recipes

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette

Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette by Shannon

What’s in your cooler? Tell us in the comments below.

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