Healthy picnic

Healthy picnic recipes

30 Recipes

Pack your hamper with lighter, summery treats, from low-fat salads to healthier scotch eggs and sandwiches.

3.125

(2 ratings)

This healthy, nutty dip, with tahini and smoked paprika, is perfect for spreading - eat with apple slices and vegetables for a quick lunch or snack
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

5

(5 ratings)

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 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

3.75

(2 ratings)

This bulghar wheat and chopped herb salad makes a scrumptious side to take to a picnic - drizzle the dressing over before serving
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

4.772725

(11 ratings)

Pull apart a ready-roasted chicken to whip up this healthy, vibrant, low-calorie dish in just 20 minutes
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

3.75

(5 ratings)

Sweet potato adds a different flavour to this healthy Spanish-inspired tortilla. It's perfect to prepare ahead of a tapas night.
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

0

(0 ratings)

A crisp, fresh rainbow salad with mint and coriander dressing. Versatile enough to be served on the side of various main course meals
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

4.285715

(7 ratings)

Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas
  • 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

3.541665

(6 ratings)

This lunchbox or picnic-friendly dish takes an Italian-style thick omelette and adds some Indian spice, along with potatoes, peas and coriander
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

5

(1 rating)

This vibrant vegetarian side dish is dressed with chilli, spring onion and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with crunchy pumpkin seeds
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

3.75

(1 rating)

Jazz up this good-for-you grain with some stone fruits like apricots, peaches and nectarines- add a little mint and parsley for colour and flavour
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

3.875

(2 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

4.680555

(36 ratings)

Angela Nilsen has been on a mission to make the not-so-innocent Caesar salad more honest. The result? A healthier and tastier version. So tuck in
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

5

(1 rating)

The picnic classic gets a healthy makeover - two thirds of the fat is knocked off by using lentils and lean pork and baking instead of frying
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

3.85

(5 ratings)

This thick, traditional Spanish omelette is bulked out with new potatoes and flavoured with herbs
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

0

(0 ratings)

For a crunchy top and soft doughy middle, we devised scone-bread hybrid baps, which make use of leftover veg
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

4

(1 rating)

Little Italian toasts topped with creamy cheese, sweet fruit and salty ham - a killer combination to be served as a nibble
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

3.583335

(3 ratings)

Take the blueprint of Coronation chicken, omit the meat and add pasta and you have a fresh fusion side dish
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

4.125

(8 ratings)

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

4.625

(8 ratings)

Homemade coleslaw makes the perfect accompaniment to a picnic feast, delicious served with crusty rolls and ham
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

3.916665

(3 ratings)

A vegetarian sandwich with a difference, this light filling is simple and great for afternoon tea or lunch boxes
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

3.75

(1 rating)

Cram wholemeal bread pockets with healthy aubergine, beetroot and carrot, then add a garlic and dill yogurt and eggs
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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