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Instagram-Worthy Picnics for Summer Nights

June 24, 2021 | By: The Darling Dish
Summer Picnic recipes with citrus

Some foods just seem to taste better when enjoyed outside surrounded by family and friends! Al fresco dining on the patio is the perfect way to entertain close friends after those long, hot summer days. Soak up the good company while enjoying these beautiful, crowd-pleasing citrus dishes!

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Citrus Salsa 

For your next picnic under the summer stars, try these simple and flavorful chicken tacos. This recipe from The Lemon Bowl is light, bright, and delicious. Simply fill corn tortillas with shredded chicken and top it with a refreshing avocado citrus salsa made from avocados, Cara Cara oranges, lime juice and jalapeno. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges and make sure to snap a picture - these sweet and spicy chicken tacos will disappear fast! 

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Citrus Salsa an easy and delicious taco

Image by The Lemon Bowl

Pasta Salad with Lemon Dressing Recipe 

When eating dinner outside or going on a picnic, a summer pasta salad is just what you need to cool down. With fresh diced veggies, salty feta cheese and your go-to pasta, this pasta salad from Lynne at mygourmetconnection is irresistible. Tossed in a light and creamy lemon dressing, this citrusy dish can also be prepped and stored the night before. Serve on its own for a light lunch or with grilled shrimp for a well-rounded dinner!

summer pasta salad creamy lemon dressing

Photo courtesy of My Gourmet Connection 

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Complete your night of al fresco dining with Chocolate Orange Brownies. This homemade recipe is courtesy of Sara Buenfeld from BBC good food, where she combines an irresistibly rich, dark chocolate brownie batter with tangy orange zest. A giant platter of gooey brownies with refreshing notes of citrus is sure to be one of the highlights of a fantastic summer evening!

chocolate orange brownies

Photo from BBC good food

Let’s be sure to share the feast around! This summer, we’re donating over 5,000 pounds of citrus to support Brighter Bites, an organization dedicated to providing underserved communities with fresh produce and education around healthier eating habits - and you can help! Learn more here

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