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Healthy picnic recipes

54 Recipes

Pack your hamper with lighter summer treats, from healthier scotch eggs and sandwiches, to filling salads and fruity desserts.


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  • Barley & bulgur chopped herb salad

    Barley & bulgur chopped herb salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 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

  • Falafel Scotch eggs

    Falafel Scotch eggs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.13 ratings

    Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas

  • Bhaji frittata

    Bhaji frittata

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Spring vegetable & cauliflower tabbouleh

    Spring vegetable & cauliflower tabbouleh

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Fennel, pomegranate & broad bean salad

    Fennel, pomegranate & broad bean salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    This bulgur wheat and chopped herb salad makes a scrumptious side to take to a picnic - drizzle the dressing over before serving

  • Asian pulled chicken salad

    Pulled chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.33 ratings

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

  • Spinach & sweet potato tortilla

    Spinach & sweet potato tortilla

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Garden salmon salad served on a plate

    Garden salmon salad

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Late-summer tomato & carrot salad

    Late-summer tomato & carrot salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Summer fruit quinoa salad

    Summer fruit quinoa salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Herby Persian frittata served on a chopping board

    Herby Persian frittata

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    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

  • Rainbow rolls

    Rainbow rolls

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

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

  • Ricotta, fig & prosciutto crostini

    Ricotta, fig & prosciutto crostini

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Curried pasta salad

    Curried pasta salad

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

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

  • Carrot & hummus roll-ups

    Carrot & hummus roll-ups

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

    Roll-up, roll-up - snaffle something superhealthy in a flash with these vegetarian wraps

  • Pesto chicken salad served on an oval plate

    Pesto chicken salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Serve this pesto chicken and couscous salad in lettuce leaves for a healthy supper. With added sundried tomatoes and pine nuts, it has lots of texture

  • Cheese & chive coleslaw

    Cheese & chive coleslaw

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Salmon & chive bagel topper

    Salmon & chive bagel topper

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Egg & veggie pittas

    Egg & veggie pittas

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Cram wholemeal bread pockets with healthy aubergine, beetroot and carrot, then add a garlic and dill yogurt and eggs

  • Spicy courgette pitta pockets

    Spicy courgette pitta pockets

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 ratings

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

  • Healthier flapjacks

    Fruit and nut flapjacks

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.35 ratings

    A healthier version of traditional fruit and nut bars packed with seeds, oats and agave syrup – perfect for snacking and lunchboxes

  • Help-yourself tuna rice salad

    Help-yourself tuna rice salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.83 ratings

    Ideal for busy households, this hearty salad keeps well in the fridge for up to three days, ready to be spooned into a bowl whenever you're peckish


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