Build An Epic No-Cook Summer Spread

If you're in need of a summer feast, sans oven, these picnic-ready recipes direct from the pages of Platters and Boards are for you.

Platters and Boards

Inside the pages of Shelly Westerhausen's new book, Platters and Boards, you'll find pages filled with delightful spreads and edible inspiration.

inside the book

Shelly shows off spreads for every occasion (breakfast in bed!), but today she is walking us through a picnic-perfect platter.

First things first, crostini

Always remember to have a vehicle for your food. Crackers, bread, veggie slices and chips are all great options, but my favorite is the crostini.

Pink Hummus

You don't need to spend all day in the kitchen to create a plentiful party buffet. Make a simple dip (like this Pink Hummus!) and build the board around it.

Pistachio Herb Pesto

Pistachios add wonderful depth to this pesto, so slather it on your toasts and top with fresh mozzarella.

Chili Garlic Lime Compound Butter

An added bonus? This flavor-packed butter can be made ahead!

What Spread will you build next?

Now that your picnic is packed, grab this book for even more summer-ready ideas.