Falafel in a wrap with vegetables and hummus

Family picnic recipes

69 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

5-ingredient falafel

5

(1 rating)

Make falafel with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. To give the falafels a better texture, be sure to use dried chickpeas rather than canned
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Salmon picnic platter

3.5

(2 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
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

Layered rainbow salad pots

4.5

(2 ratings)

Give kids two of their five-a-day and a dose of vitamin C with these colourful rainbow pots of tuna salad, ideal for a lunchbox, or summer picnic
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

Stuffed rainbow baguette

4.5

(2 ratings)

Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Minty griddled chicken & peach salad

5

(4 ratings)

This colourful salad supplies lean protein and is packed with nutrients including vitamins C and E. It's also low-calorie and provides all 5 of your 5-a-day...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Egg & cress club sandwich

5

(1 rating)

Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie rainbow picnic pie

5

(3 ratings)

Packed with veggies, feta and egg, this vegetarian pastry is part tortilla, part pie. Bursting with summer colours, it'll provide the wow factor at any picnic...
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry honey flapjacks

4.7

(20 ratings)

Make these easy raspberry honey flapjacks using just five ingredients. Serve with a cuppa for a perfect mid-morning pick-me-up, or freeze for a later date
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy vanilla cupcakes

4.5

(6 ratings)

Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hummus

5

(3 ratings)

This creamy, rich hummus is made using just 5 ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes. Serve with crunchy seasonal veg or warm pitta breads
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky cherry bakewell buns

5

(1 rating)

Make our cherry bakewell buns for a cake sale or to share with friends over a cuppa. These easy, sticky treats are bursting with sweet raspberry jam
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

4

(4 ratings)

Enjoy this cheesy garlic tear-and-share bread at a family dinner. It's perfect for feeding a crowd at a barbecue, or as a side dish to a hearty casserole...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Scandi beetroot & salmon pasta

0

(0 ratings)

Eat well at work with this easy-to-prepare Scandinavian-inspired beetroot and salmon fusilli salad. It'll keep you going through the afternoon...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Katsu sandos

5

(2 ratings)

Our cheat's Japanese katsu sando with crunchy slaw is the ultimate lunch treat. We love the combination of crispy chicken and soft white bread...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry, feta & thyme tart

0

(0 ratings)

Pair sweet and juicy strawberries with salty feta and crumbly puff pastry for a divine summer lunch. Serve with a rocket salad and a chilled glass of rosé
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy sausage rolls

4.5

(12 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

Mini milkshakes

5

(1 rating)

Make these cute mini fruit milkshakes for a family picnic. With three flavours to suit everyone, try banana, strawberry & raspberry and mango & coconut
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut chicken noodle salads

0

(0 ratings)

Layer up noodles, beans, tomatoes, spinach and chicken in jars to serve at a family picnic. These mini salads come with a tasty coconut and peanut dressing
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate concrete with caramel sauce

0

(0 ratings)

Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate chip muffins

4.583335

(12 ratings)

Make these easy chocolate chip muffins with kids over the weekend or school holidays. They take just 15 minutes prep and are a guaranteed family favourite
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken, ham & asparagus picnic pie

4

(1 rating)

Create a showstopping picnic pie with chicken, ham, asparagus and pistachios. It takes a bit of effort, but it’s well worth it and can be made ahead...
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

5

(3 ratings)

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Double cheese & spring vegetable tart

4.75

(4 ratings)

This savoury make-ahead tart has a delicious crumbly base – no one will realise it's shop-bought pastry! Fill with goat's cheese and beautiful spring veg including asparagus and fresh peas...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Aubergine, tomato & halloumi pie

4.142855

(7 ratings)

Bake this veggie pie for a meat-free Monday – you can feed the family and still have leftovers for lunch the next day. Serve with a handful of salad leaves...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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