Taking a walk by the river? Meeting friends in the park? Take along a rad picnic spread so you can dine al fresco. Eating outside can be magical, especially on a blue-sky day with a gentle breeze. These do-ahead picnic recipes will make the experience even better. Keep things simple with just three dishes: an app, a main dish, and dessert. Mix and match from the options below. Pack some plates or bowls, napkins, and utensils, and you’re on your way. Maybe have someone else bring beverages to lighten the load. Stash it all in a portable cooler or backpack and get ready to feast on one of the best plant-based picnics you’ve ever had.