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Mushrooms Make a Picnic Perfect

July 1, 2019

Planning for a picnic? Make sure to pack mushrooms! Mushrooms bring earthy flavors and hearty textures to all of your favorite summer dishes, plus they can help you pack a healthy, well-rounded picnic basket. Wondering how can you incorporate them? Start with these ideas:

  • Clean, trim and slice raw white button mushrooms for a low-cal salad topping.
  • Sauté maitake mushrooms and add to a hearty grain bowl.
  • Fire up a grill at the park and cook marinated portabellas for hassle-free veggie burgers. For meat lovers, whip up blended burger patties ahead of time and pack them up in the cooler.
  • Marinate crimini mushrooms and mix into a side dish, like pasta salad, for an extra punch of flavor or serve on a platter with cheese, meat and pickled vegetables.

Invite mushrooms to your next picnic with the recipes below.

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Mushroom Picnic Recipes

Mushroom Chive Potato Salad
No picnic is complete without potato salad! This recipe takes an alternative route to mayo with a mustard and chive vinaigrette.

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Grilled Portabella Burgers With Garlic Mayo
Pack your charcoal and grill portabella burgers in the park! Prepare your marinade ahead of time for hassle-free prep once you arrive.

Maitake Wild Rice Salad
The tender yet hearty maitake mushrooms, nutty wild rice and crunchy walnuts in this salad will add texture and variety to your picnic spread.

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Marinated Mushroom and Chickpea Salad
Looking for refreshing flavor? You’ve found it! This earthy salad will gladly take the meal’s center stage or play a supporting role for your main dish.

7-Layer-Salad with mushrooms

Marinated Mushroom Seven-Layer Salad
Seven layers of the summer flavors you crave! This salad’s marinated sliced mushrooms add a burst of tang and heartiness to the fresh veggies and creamy herb dressing.

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Bacon Honey Bourbon Chicken Meatballs
Perfect for a barbecue, serve these delicious meatballs on their own as an easy-to-grab app or serve them on buns for meatball subs!

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