Healthy picnic

Healthy picnic recipes

34 Recipes

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

Easy falafels

5

(2 ratings)

Pair John Torode's easy falafels with soft flatbreads, well-spiced humous and crunchy pickles for a magnificent meze of a lunch, or a shareable starter...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spring tabbouleh

0

(0 ratings)

A simple, budget, spring salad that can add a healthy dose of vegetables to your midweek meal. This easy vegan dish also makes great leftover lunches
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

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(0 ratings)

Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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

Barley & bulghar chopped herb salad

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(0 ratings)

A healthy, fibre-rich grain salad that counts as 2 of your 5-a-day. Mint, dill and parsley, along with onions, garlic and cloves make this a winning side dish
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Peanut houmous with fruit & veg sticks

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

Pastry-less pork pie

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

Fennel, pomegranate & broad bean salad

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

Asian pulled chicken salad

4.583335

(12 ratings)

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

Spinach & sweet potato tortilla

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

Sugar snap pea, avocado & orange salad

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(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

Falafel Scotch eggs

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

Bhaji frittata

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

Late-summer tomato & carrot salad

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

Summer fruit quinoa salad

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

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

The ultimate makeover: Chicken Caesar salad

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

Lighter Scotch eggs

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

Potato & paprika tortilla

4.041665

(6 ratings)

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

Rainbow rolls

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(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

Ricotta, fig & prosciutto crostini

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

Curried pasta salad

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

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