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Picnic recipes perfect for Earth Day

Enjoy the outdoors on Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) and pack a picnic for CSU's Oxbow Meadows. The celebration starts at 6 p.m. and when the sun sets, short environmental films will be shown on an outdoor screen.

Here are a few picnic recipes:

Strawberry Spinach Salad

1 pound baby spinach

1 pint strawberries, sliced

1 pint blueberries

2 kiwifruits, sliced

1/2 cup pecans

Dressing:

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Combine dressing ingredients and shake well. Toss salad ingredients and garnish with a few sliced strawberries. Serve immediately.

Easy Veggie Wraps 4 (12 inch) tortillas

1 cup hummus

1/2 cup cucumber

1/2 cup diced tomato

1/2 cup bell pepper

1/2 cup shoestring carrots

Slices red onions

Alfalfa sprout

Shredded lettuce

Spread hummus on each tortilla and split vegetables evenly among each tortilla. Roll up, slice in half and wrap in plastic wrap.

Here are a few other recipes that I think would be ideal for picnics:

Bacon Broccoli Salad

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Fiesta Rice Salad

Modern Macaroni Salad

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