Want to make the most of summer? Take the family out for a 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 and include as much make-ahead or on-the-spot prep as you like with your preferred balance of sweet and savoury tastes. Check out our best ever family picnic recipes...
Picnic wraps and sandwiches
We have a great variety of stunning sandwiches kids and adults will love. Give your picnic breads a Greek twist with these chicken skewer & tzatziki wraps which can be barbecued or cooked on the griddle beforehand, then wrapped with green salad. Our mozzarella & salami picnic baguette is more than just a sandwich with so many delicious layers and Italian flavours. Get your kids involved in making this hearty roll as you fill it with salami, spinach, basil, pesto and mozzarella – and anything else you fancy!
Try our other favourite picnic sandwiches and wraps...
Pressed picnic sandwich
Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette
Tear-and-share stuffed deli rolls
Leek, cheddar and bacon loaf sandwich
Pesto focaccia sandwich
Want to get creative? Try making our Neapolitan cupcakes with chocolate chip, vanilla and pale pink buttercream for a pretty and portable snack. Our gorgeous basic cupcakes are also a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up in only 35 mins!
Savoury muffins are a neat alternative to sandwiches that you can bake the night before, then box up and away you go. Our Greek salad muffins are packed with cheesy feta flavour that you can enhance with parmesan or even better, the Greek cheese kefalotiri if you can find it at the deli. You can also whip up a batch of sweet potato crisps for nibbling.
Liven up your picnic hamper with homemade food jars – easy to transport and they look amazing! These tasty red berry granola pots are a perfect summer dessert, made with stawberries and raspberry coulis, topped with a layer of creamy yogurt and crunchy granola. For a veggie jar packed with goodness, try making up our griddled salad jar with a dressing, crunchy veg and crisp leaves all in one pot.
Sweets and treats
This picnic trail mix is a delightful combo of sweet and salty flavours to munch on while you explore the countryside. Packed with nuts, dried fruit, pretzels and chocolate chips, they're easy to customise with whatever you have in the storecupboard. Our sweet and fruity cherry & coconut flapjacks are also easy to make ahead, divide up and pack in your picnic box, ready to feed a crowd.
More sweet treats...
Tropical rocky road
Strawberry & cinnamon streusal bars
Peanut butter cookies
Lemon sherbert jammy dodgers
Or for a healthier option...
Chocolate & berry mousse pots
Fruity coconut creams
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