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Celebrate the sunshine and treat yourself to an al fresco feast with picnic staples like pies and quiche, barbecue mains or sharing cocktails.

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  • Four ultimate lobster rolls on plates

    Ultimate lobster rolls

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Pack brioche buns with lobster, mayo and celery and serve with salty crisps for a real treat that's a classic dish on the north-eastern coast of the US

  • Marinated feta in thyme & chilli oil

    Marinated feta in thyme & chilli oil

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • A selection of Coronation chicken pasties

    Coronation chicken pasties

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    Make these moreish Coronation chicken pasties ahead and leave to cool before packing for a picnic. You can also top them with seeds, such as poppy or sesame

  • Shredded charred corn salad served on a decorative plate

    Shredded charred corn salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Throw some corn cobs on the barbecue to add a smoky, sweet flavour to this salad. With onion and cabbage, it makes a refreshing summer side

  • Veggie hummus pasta salad in a bowl

    Veggie hummus pasta salad

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    Make your own hummus in this family pasta salad. Dish up for little ones first, then scatter with pul biber chilli flakes and crumbled feta for the grown-ups

  • Fall-off-the-bone sticky barbecue ribs served on a platter with lime wedges

    Fall-off-the-bone sticky barbecue ribs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Prep these ribs in the oven first, then glaze with a sticky sauce and fire up the barbecue. They can be easily transported for finishing outdoors

  • Four glasses of frozen watermelon margarita on a platter

    Frozen watermelon margarita

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Remember to put the watermelon in the freezer the night before to make these frozen margaritas. They're ideal for a summer garden party

  • Three buffalo chicken burgers with ranch slaw on a board

    Buffalo chicken burgers & ranch slaw

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Marinate chicken thighs in buffalo sauce before cooking on the barbecue for succulent, well-seasoned burgers. It's delicious piled with cool ranch slaw

  • Squares of chocolate-stuffed flapjack bars

    Chocolate-stuffed flapjack bars

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Indulge in these oaty flapjack bars with a smooth chocolate centre by GF member Zayana Price. Drizzle with extra chocolate for the professional look

  • Mango chutney campfire cheese toasties on a wooden platter

    Mango chutney campfire cheese toasties

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Gather round a campfire and make these moreish mango chutney and cheese toasties for a simple family supper. Serve with more chutney for dunking

  • Sriracha & lime potato salad in a bowl

    Sriracha & lime potato salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Jazz up your usual summer potato salad with a spicy sriracha and zingy lime dressing. It’s a lively addition to any barbecue that's healthy to boot

  • Carrot cake fridge flapjacks cut into squares

    Carrot cake fridge flapjacks

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Pack up a picnic box with these carrot cake flapjacks to eat on the go. Full of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, they're great to take on a big family walk

  • A salmon picnic platter laid out

    Salmon picnic platter

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    A combination of cooked and smoked salmon, hot-smoked salmon, stuffed eggs and cucumber, yogurt and dill salad makes the ideal al fresco sharer for friends

  • Next level Scotch eggs

    Next level Scotch eggs

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Enjoy our next level version of Scotch eggs. Forget service station versions – with some tweaks, we've transformed them into one of the finest portable foods

  • Pesto focaccia sandwich

    Pesto focaccia sandwich

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

    The fillings for your sandwiches are baked into the bread here, making this an easy picnic option. To make it veggie, look for a vegetarian pesto

  • Sirloin steak sandwiches with smoky relish

    Sirloin steak sandwiches

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Homemade relish and mayo make this prime cut steak sandwich extra special. Perfect for an indulgent weekend meal

  • Roast chicken garden salad

    Roast chicken garden salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Rainbow tomato salad

    Rainbow tomato salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Sorbet fizz

    Sorbet fizz

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    The perfect fruity dessert for last minute al fresco dining - and it's fat-free too!

  • Pinwheel pizzas

    Pinwheel pizzas

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Cheese & chive spread

    Cheese & chive spread

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Roasted ratatouille & goat’s cheese tart

    Roasted ratatouille & goat’s cheese tart

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Packed with oven-roasted aubergines, courgettes, peppers and onions, this tart makes a great centrepiece for a picnic or al fresco lunch

  • Chocolate orange brownies

    Chocolate orange brownies

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.116 ratings

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

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