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

13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love these chicken skewers hot off the griddle for a quick supper, or pack them in wraps with green salad and tzatziki to take on a picnic

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
85 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Decorate these easy vanilla cupcakes with buttercream and the topping of your choice. They're super-simple to make and taste divine – great as a teatime treat

Easy
Vegetarian
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A picnic-friendly sharing loaf stuffed with mozzarella cheese, peppers and artichokes

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get the best out of fresh produce with this lovely peach and raspberry fruit salad. Serve with a scattering of pistachios, mascarpone and maple syrup

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Choose a lighter lunch with this easy, no-cook salmon salad packed with courgettes, peas, pea shoots and radishes. It's healthy and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this warm grains salad, featuring carrots, cauliflower and green beans. It uses the whole vegetables - stalks and all - which are just as delicious

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Serve up this filling frittata in just 20 minutes. With tarragon and mustard to boost the flavour and asparagus to top up your greens, it's also rich in folate

20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Try this fresh and fruity orange and passion fruit cake with creamy mascarpone topping - a lovely dessert for a weekend family meal

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Make a batch of our easy baked falafel for a tasty, low-calorie lunch option. This simple healthy recipe is perfect for pairing with plenty of salad

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
147 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

These fruity muffins are great for breakfast on-the-go or a mid-morning treat. Add dried fruit, nuts or seeds for texture, if you like

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Put out all the ingredients for classic pasta salad with pesto dressing and let the kids pick whatever they like to stir in – it's great for fussy eaters 

25 mins
Easy
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this salty and sweet trail mix with nuts, dried fruit, pretzels and chocolate chips for a picnic with kids, or as a snack for movie night

35 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Thin slices of courgette encase a meaty minced pork filling to make this healthy, low-calorie pie - a lovely light option for a picnic

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
Healthy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This delicious dip is ready in 10 minutes - pack along with vegetable sticks or pitta bread for a portable picnic snack

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of Jersey Royals in this fresh and crunchy side with buttermilk dressing, radishes and cress

27 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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