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poolside picnic (featuring cucumber honeydew salad).

One of our favorite things to do this time of year is pack a picnic that’s easy to eat poolside. We make a few different sandwich fillings (including our favorite egg salad recipe) and whipped up a few sides. Here’s what L threw together for the Fourth of July:

The Glitter Life Egg Salad
we both love a classic egg salad sandwich.
The Glitter Life Cucumber Honeydew Salad
cucumber honeydew salad with feta. (recipe follows)
The Glitter Life Watermelon
no summer picnic is complete without a watermelon.
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baby joe takes a sandwich break.

Honeydew Cucumber Salad adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

What You Need:

  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium honeydew melon, seeded and cut in bite-size cubes (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

What You Do:

  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until combined.
  • Combine honeydew melon, cucumber and onion in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad and stir. Top with feta and serve.
  • Leftovers will definitely keep a few days in the fridge, but you will want to strain the remaining salad before serving.

Need more ideas for a poolside picnic? Check out these posts:

Friday Five: Super Bowl Edition (for some great slider recipes)

Recipe Round-Up: Memorial Day (for creative sandwich ideas)

Pimiento Cheese (for classic and classic-with-a-twist pimiento cheese recipes)

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recipe roundup: memorial day.

Eeeeeeeeee we have a long weekend coming up! Whether you’re planning beach time, pool time, or backyard time, we’re sure refreshments factor into your agenda. We’ve gathered some great recipes to take you through Memorial Day weekend.

1. Lemonade. Lemonade is synonymous with summer. Check out these five lemonade recipes on The Glitter Guide. We’re totally making the vanilla version.

The Glitter Life Lemonade
image: the glitter guide.

2. Pulled Pork Sandwiches. What’s Memorial Day without barbecue? We like this light recipe – perfect with lots of slaw and pickles by the pool.

The Glitter Life Pulled Pork Sandwiches
image: martha stewart.

3. Lobster Rolls. These lobster rolls are a sophisticated-yet-simple seafood alternative to barbecue sandwiches. Hello, Hamptons! You could also whip up two of our other faves: egg salad and pimiento cheese.

The Glitter Life Lobster Roll
image: martha stewart.

4. Homemade Potato Chips. TOTALLY WORTH IT. And honestly, this recipe is super easy.

The Glitter Life Homemade Potato Chips
image: food network.

5. S’mores. This easy, oven-friendly recipe eliminates the need for a campfire.

The Glitter Life Smores
image: savory sweet life.

6. Extras. Our love of snacks is well documented; we’ll be making our famous Edamame Guacamole for poolside nibbling. Looking for a cute picnic accessories? Check out some of our faves here.

Do you have a go-to summer recipe to share? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

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