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Family picnic recipes

23 Recipes

Put together a simple family feast that's portable and perfect for picnics. Spread out the blanket and get snacking on our sandwiches, salads and treats

Stripy houmous salad jars

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(0 ratings)

Colourful, tasty and packed with vitamins to boot, these layered and salad jars are great to make with kids for a wholesome lunch, or afternoon snack.
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey & pepper pittas

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(0 ratings)

Kids will love this tasty snack-supper, and we bet they'll never know it's superhealthy too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pressed picnic sandwich

5

(5 ratings)

A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella
  • 28 mins
  • Easy

Tropical rocky road

5

(1 rating)

You can use any dried fruit, nuts or biscuits in these tasty chocolate chunks. Pineapple and mango gives them a lovely fruity twist
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Mini pizza quiches

4.791665

(6 ratings)

Use tortilla wraps and a muffin tin to make individually portioned egg, salami and tomato bites - ideal for lunch boxes or picnics
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Storecupboard pasta salad

4.295455

(44 ratings)

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Mini spinach & cottage cheese frittatas

3.416665

(3 ratings)

Tiny omelette bites that are ideal for lunchboxes- dill, nutmeg and spring onion keep them flavour-packed, but they're still good for you
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Griddled salad jar

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This jar salad trend is a keeper! The dressing stays at the bottom of the container, and the leafy greens remain fresh and crisp until you're ready to serve...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette

5

(3 ratings)

Eat the rainbow with our simple, healthy, veggie wrap. This olive and veg sandwich makes an easy vegan, low-calorie lunch option to eat al-desko
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy sausage rolls

4.425

(10 ratings)

Bake these comforting bread rolls in a muffin tin - they're filled with cheddar, bangers, spring onions and garlic butter...
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry & cinnamon streusel bars

5

(2 ratings)

Pack these in tins for picnics or school fetes, or serve single bars with a dollop of clotted cream for dessert. Blackberries also work really well when strawberry season is over
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Carrot & houmous roll-ups

4.125

(8 ratings)

Roll-up, roll-up - snaffle something superhealthy in a flash with these vegetarian wraps
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Pesto focaccia sandwich

5

(2 ratings)

The fillings for your sandwiches are baked into the bread, making this an easy veggie picnic option that won't go soggy...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Crunchy red cabbage slaw

3.125

(4 ratings)

Make this crunchy coleslaw into a homely supper with roast chicken and mustardy mayo, or glam it up Asian-style with lime, herbs and juicy grilled chicken
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Summer herb & feta pies

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(0 ratings)

These little filo pastry parcels are packed with a cheese, basil, mint and watercress filling - perfect for a picnic
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Veg & cheese rolls

3.75

(1 rating)

Get little hands to help grate the carrots and beetroot and mix with mature cheddar to fill these vegetarian pastry rolls
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer courgette ribbon salad

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Thin strips of courgette and baby kale are the base for this light lunch or dinner, finished with creamy goat's cheese and crunchy croutons
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Squash, pea & feta frittatinis

4.75

(5 ratings)

These mini Italian omelettes, with butternut squash and cheese, are baked in individual cases ready to be packed up for a picnic
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & pesto whirls

4.55357

(14 ratings)

These herby tear-and-share bread rolls have mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes baked into them - perfect for a picnic or for dipping into soup
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Roasted tomato & pancetta picnic quiches

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(0 ratings)

A crisp, short pastry base and a pancetta, cherry tomato and parmesan filling make these perfectly portable tartlets ideal for picnics and summer days out
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Ham, pea & mint pasties

5

(8 ratings)

Get nostalgic for childhood picnics with these springtime homemade pasties
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort