Summer Picnic Recipes


Summertime and the living is … al fresco! Outdoor gatherings are a highlight of the season—and they're almost always accompanied by good food. We've got some great summer recipes and food pairings to try at your next picnic or barbecue. Each is made using fair trade ingredients, so you can feel extra good about preparing and sharing with family and friends.

Olive oil with Za'atar Mix makes an herbal bread dip. Photo: Sindyanna of Galilee.

Looking for a quick appetizer, sandwich, or salad idea? Check out the pairings at the end for some simple summer favorites. Bon appétit!

A traditional eastern Mediterranean spice blend, Za'atar is the star of this summer salad.

Couscous Salad

From Sindyanna of Galilee, Israel


  • 1 ½ cup couscous
  • 2 Tbsp. Sindyanna Organic Olive Oil
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Traditional Za'atar Mix
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, optional

Pour couscous in a large bowl and cover with 1 ½ cups hot water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Toss the couscous with scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, Za'atar, lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, and feta, if using. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

10 Bean Soup Mix adds variety to traditional baked beans. Photo: Women's Bean Project.

Calico Baked Beans

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