Crunchy slaw, baked beans, potato salad: You’ll love the classics even more spiked with a few jazzy new ingredients. Perfect for packing off to picnic or patio, for a hero’s welcome.
Photo: Quentin Bacon
Three kinds of beans take the classic dish from ho-hum to fun, with different shapes and pleasing textures—from the al dente bite of chickpeas to the creaminess of Great Northern beans. If you happen to use hot smoked paprika, you can omit the ground red pepper.