Alfresco spread

Al fresco recipes

Transport your dining to the great outdoors.

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Pack salty Greek cheese into jars with olive oil, thyme, tomatoes, artichokes and olives - mop up the goodness with bread

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

This healthier version of chips and dips is a great way to start a picnic or party

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Homemade relish and mayo make this prime cut baguette extra special

45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Maximise the flavour of a succulent whole chicken by cooking the croutons in the same tray and using the juices for a dressing

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
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Use seasonal tomatoes in different colours, shapes and sizes and sprinkle basil to give this side salad a dazzling finish

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use a packet bread mix to roll up individual pizza buns filled with tomato, basil, mozzarella and pepperoni

45 mins
Easy
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Try this savoury mix on crackers, in sandwiches or spread on toast and grill

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
103 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

You know these squidgy chocolate cake squares with orange zest are going to be good!

1 hr and 5 mins
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Reach for a refreshing hit of nostalgia with this citrus ice - allow to slowly melt so it can be sucked up through a straw

10 mins
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6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

For the ultimate transportable sandwich, hollow out a French stick and fill with tuna, olives, anchovies and eggs

20 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Create a wonderfully refreshing alcohol-free summer spritz with only four ingredients - make as spicy as you like

10 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Individual portions will save fights over the biggest slice of this creamy ricotta pud with fruity compote

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Chargrill red and yellow peppers until blackened, peel and serve sliced with Mediterranean flavours

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Take the blueprint of Coronation chicken, omit the meat and add pasta and you have a fresh fusion side dish

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Marinate your chops with ginger, lemon, chilli and cumin then chargrill until juicy in the middle

18 mins
Easy
Healthy
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A sophisticated quiche, rippled with salmon slices, goat's cheese and dill

1 hr and 15 mins
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4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try to use Jersey royals in this healthy take on a picnic classic then swap the mayo for honey mustard vinaigrette

18 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

These craggy bread buns use bicarbonate of soda instead of yeast - serve with plenty of butter or top with soft cheese

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This thick, traditional Spanish omelette is bulked out with new potatoes and flavoured with herbs

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Marinate chicken drummers in aromatic Thai red curry paste and sweet chilli for super tasty fingerfood

55 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up a homemade picnic pie for your al fresco feast, packed with bacon, pork sausages and dried fruit

2 hrs and 30 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Contrast salty Greek cheese with sweet and juicy fruit, fragrant mint, dill and coriander

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Blend honeydew, Galia or cantaloupes into a cooling wine-based cocktail with apple juice and lime

20 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat your guests to a sophisticated tangy tart with crisp, patisserie pastry and a creamy filling

55 mins
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