Falafel in a wrap with vegetables and hummus

Family picnic 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 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Toss chicken breast, boiled eggs, Little Gem, sundried tomatoes and toasted nuts in a zesty dressing for a quick salad that's rich in calcium, folate and iron

17 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy these mix-and-match seafood tacos – one made with salmon and avocado, the other piled high with prawns and a chilli dressing. They're perfect party food

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
62 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
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14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this showstopping cheesecake for summer entertaining. Top with strawberries or a mix of fresh berries, plus a drizzle of chocolate for extra indulgence

34 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Adapt these arancini rice balls to your liking: add fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes or chopped ham. You can also make the balls from leftover cold risotto

1 hr and 45 mins
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7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Take all the best bits in a ploughman’s lunch and wrap it in golden pastry to make this fabulous pork & cheese picnic pie. One slice just won't be enough...

2 hrs and 15 mins
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14 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

With griddled halloumi, toasted pitta pieces, grains, tomatoes, dill and mint, this Middle Eastern-inspired salad makes a speedy and satisfying lunch for four

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Savour the coconutty flavour of this gorgeous banana bread, which comes from the coconut oil and coconut yogurt. Try a slice toasted for breakfast or brunch with sliced banana

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
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10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Roll-up, roll-up - snaffle something superhealthy in a flash with these vegetarian wraps

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a slice of our cheesy leek & pea tart with a fresh green salad and crusty bread. This recipe works equally well with shortcrust or puff pastry

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Make these seasonal blackberry bakewells for dessert to round off a picnic. They're easy to transport in a tin and will hold up against the heat of a sunny day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Get little hands to help grate the carrots and beetroot and mix with mature cheddar to fill these vegetarian pastry rolls

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
56 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
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Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
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11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Get nostalgic for childhood picnics with these springtime homemade pasties

1 hr and 40 mins
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15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Add some citrussy zing to your baking with this orange olive oil cake, topped with a rosemary and cardamom drizzle. It's gluten-free and super delicious

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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