Pot of avocado houmous with vegetable crudités

Healthy picnic recipes

44 Recipes

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

Avocado hummus & crudités

5

(1 rating)

Get all five of your 5-a-day with this healthy, low-calorie, vegan recipe that works as lunch or a starter. Enjoy deliciously creamy hummus made with avocado
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken skewers with tzatziki

5

(7 ratings)

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

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

5

(2 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

Dairy-free slaw

5

(1 rating)

Make this simple dairy-free veggie slaw that's perfect for barbecues and summer picnics. Put it together in minutes and shake with our mustardy dressing...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Easy falafels

4.25

(4 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

Basic curried roast chickpeas

4

(1 rating)

Avoid the 3pm sugar crash with these healthy curried roast chickpeas that make a perfect snack. You can use the recipe as a base to make other snacks too
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bulgur & quinoa lunch bowls

4.22222

(9 ratings)

These meal prep grain bowls use one base and two deliciously different toppings. Choose from avocado, olives and rocket or chickpeas, beetroot and orange
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Summer egg salad with basil & peas

5

(2 ratings)

Drizzle seasonal greens, new potatoes and eggs with a tangy, herby dressing to make this healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner, packed with iron, folate and fibre
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Fennel, roast lemon & tomato salad

5

(2 ratings)

Combine roasted lemon with fronds of fennel, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate and herbs to make this colourful summer salad. It makes a perfect sharing dish
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spring tabbouleh

4

(4 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

Healthy Turkish meatloaf

3.5

(6 ratings)

Serve this lamb meatloaf and salad at a summer picnic or packed up for lunch. It's tasty and healthy too, delivering all five of your five-a-day...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

4.625

(8 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

4.6

(5 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

Nutty chicken satay strips

4.533335

(30 ratings)

Keep these nutty chicken satay strips in the fridge for a healthy choice when you're peckish. The chicken is served with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Barley & bulgur chopped herb salad

0

(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 hummus with fruit & veg sticks

3.5

(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

4.57143

(7 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

4

(2 ratings)

This bulgur 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

4.789475

(19 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

4.285715

(7 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

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

Falafel Scotch eggs

4.25

(8 ratings)

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

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