Pot of avocado houmous with vegetable crudités

Healthy picnic recipes

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

3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Grated cauliflower replaces the grains in this twist on a Middle Eastern salad with parsley, mint, asparagus and courgette

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
32 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Sweet potato adds a different flavour to this healthy Spanish-inspired tortilla. It's perfect to prepare ahead of a tapas night.

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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
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Healthy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
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Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This vibrant vegetarian side dish is dressed with chilli, spring onion and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with crunchy pumpkin seeds

15 mins
Easy
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Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Power up your lunchbreak with this healthy frittata made with eggs, herbs, spring onions, walnuts and feta. It'll be on the table in just 20 minutes

20 mins
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Vegetarian
40 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
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Healthy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This thick, traditional Spanish omelette is bulked out with new potatoes and flavoured with herbs

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star 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
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Take the blueprint of Coronation chicken, omit the meat and add pasta and you have a fresh fusion side dish

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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
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Healthy
Vegetarian
42 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A nourishing spring salad, ready in minutes

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Homemade coleslaw makes the perfect accompaniment to a picnic feast, delicious served with crusty rolls and ham

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Mix your fish with cream cheese and herbs for a low-fat and healthy sandwich filling

8 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a solo supper of grilled vegetables, served in bread pockets with tahini, hummus, broad beans and harissa

16 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Discover a lighter, prettier version of this popular salad from our Ultimate Makeover collection, with half the fat but loads more flavour

6 hrs
Easy
Healthy
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