Kathryne Taylor, food blogger and author of the new cookbook Love Real Food, reminisces about all the foods she wishes she’d been eating on a recent 7-hour train ride through Morocco. Here, she shares three of her most packable recipes for summer travel.
This kale salad is simple, redeeming, and delicious by design. It’s a great picnic salad, or more realistically, a great pack-for-work or dinner-after-indulgent-vacation salad. Don’t skip the celery—it’s a totally underrated component that offers some necessary crunch. Kale, quinoa, dried cranberries, almonds, and a mustard-spiked lemon dressing make for a wholesome and delicious salad.
These irresistible, coconut-dusted granola “bites” are lightly sweet, with a delicious combination of oats, nuts, and seeds inside. They are essentially my no-bake granola bars (a popular recipe on my blog) in ball form. I’ve learned that rolling the oats mixture into balls is way easier than slicing them into bars. Plus, they’re more portable this way.
Here’s a simple chickpea salad that I could eat every single day. It’s bursting with fresh Mediterranean flavors, thanks to chopped bell pepper, parsley, red onion, and celery. Lemon and garlic take it from tasty to transcendent. This salad packs well, so it’s perfect for potlucks and picnics. It’s also a great lunch option, so long as your serving is large enough. You can also pile it onto greens and drizzle some Liquid Gold Salad Dressing on top for a quick and substantial green salad.