Want to make the most of summer? Take the family out for a relaxed picnic with a perfectly planned menu of crowd-pleasing sandwiches, salads and sweet treats
When the sun comes out, so do the picnic blankets. It's the perfect relaxed family gathering. You can adapt your basketful of goodies to different diets to include as much make-ahead or on-the-spot prep as you like and to get your preferred balance of sweet and savoury tastes. Check out our best ever family picnic recipes...
Sandwiches and picnic breads
We have a whole selection of stunning sandwiches kids and adults will love. Our classic pressed picnic sandwich is one kids can get involved with making. Fill it with your favourites, wrap up and serve slices as needed. We also have hearty picnic loaves that are stuffed with filling to avoid any fiddly sandwich spills. Our tear-and-share stuffed deli rolls are perfect for little hands to rip into.
Quiches and pies
Your favourite fillings packaged up in handy pastry parcels are ideal picnic foods. These mini pizza quiches are made with tortilla wraps in muffin tins and they take just 25 minutes to make. If you're ready to commit to pastry, try our roasted tomato picnic quiches for some terrific little tartlets.
Savoury muffins are simple savoury bites you can bake the night before, then box up and away you go. You can try a variety of combinations. Our triple cheese & onion muffins are packed with cheddar and freezable if you want to make them in advance. You can also whip up a batch of veggie crisps for nibbling with our simple sweet potato recipe.
A picnic wouldn't be complete without a simple salad. Perfect for picnics is our griddled salad jar with a dressing, crunchy veg and crisp leaves all in one pot. Our stripy houmous salad jars are great for kids to layer up. They're easy, veggie and packed full of vitamins.
Sweets and treats
These chewy strawberry and cinnamon streusal bars are great for using berries and are even more addictive with a dollop of clotted cream. If you want minimal mess, try our pre-packed strawberries & cream cheesecake jars. Want something sweet for chocolate fans that's easily divided up? Our tropical rocky road gives this classic treat a summer twist.
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