If you're planning an afternoon picnic, these no-cook recipes will make your morning so much easier. They're quick to assemble and will help you save on your home energy costs, especially if you got a bit of a crowd to feed. We've got sandwich, salad, snack and dessert options to make your picnic prep as easy as possible.

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  • Bowl of salad topped with pomegranate and tomatoes

    Pomegranate salad

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    Try this fruity salad for a light lunch or barbecue side. It's studded with jewel-like pomegranate seeds and is quick to prepare

  • Coronation chickpea sandwich filler being spread onto a slice of bread

    Coronation chickpea sandwich filler

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Create this veggie version of sandwich favourite Coronation chicken using chickpeas. It makes a lovely addition to a summer picnic menu.

  • Caprese sandwich cut into squares

    Caprese sandwich

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Load slices of focaccia with pesto, mozzarella, rocket, red onion and tomato. They're a perfect sandwich for feeding a crowd in a picnic.

  • Spicy sardine dip in a small bowl

    Spicy sardine dip

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    You can easily transform a tin of sardines into a spicy dip. This is a handy recipe, perfect for any impromptu gatherings

  • Four spiced prawn cocktail subs with a small bowl of prawns alongside

    Spiced prawn cocktail subs

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    Forget boring sandwiches at a picnic – pack these prawn cocktail subs instead. If you're travelling, assemble them when you get there so they're super-fresh (see tip below)

  • An assembled rainbow baguette

    Stuffed rainbow baguette

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich

  • The ingredients for mango chutney & chicken sliders laid out on a board

    Mango chutney & chicken sliders

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Top these chicken sliders with mango chutney, red onion, chilli and cucumber salad, and a mint & yogurt dressing. They make fabulous finger food for summer

  • One Ploughman’s sandwich

    Ploughman’s sandwich

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Take the humble Ploughman's sandwich to new levels of excellence with our new take on this retro classic, with added mustard-mayo, apple and smoked ham

  • Green club sandwich

    Green club sandwich

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.21 ratings

    This healthy sandwich is packed full of goodness to keep you going until dinner

  • Egg-less mayo sandwiches on a red plate

    Egg-less mayo sandwiches

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Use tofu as a substitute for egg along with dairy-free mayo to make these vegan sandwiches. They're ideal for a kids' party where some children may have an intolerance or allergy

  • Hummus & avocado sandwich topper

    Hummus & avocado sandwich topper

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Spruce up hummus with coriander, red onion, tomatoes and lemon and stuff into pitta or serve piled on wholegrain or rye bread

  • A sharing plate of lentil & tuna salad

    Lentil & tuna salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.11 ratings

    Throw together this easy, no-cook lentil and tuna salad for a speedy and healthy lunch or supper. It takes just 15 minutes to make – ideal for busy days

  • Avocado panzanella

    Avocado panzanella

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.29 ratings

    With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you'll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time

  • A bowl of chopped sweetcorn and tomato salad

    Mexican corn salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.25 ratings

    Throw together this simple, no-cook Mexican chopped salad in 15 minutes. With sweetcorn, tomatoes and red onions, it makes for a colourful, speedy side dish

  • Epic summer salad served in a large bowl

    Epic summer salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.144 ratings

    Perfect for BBQs and buffets, our epic salad is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

  • A large chicken, mango & noodle salad

    Chicken, mango & noodle salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Enjoy this no-cook chicken noodle salad with mango for a quick and nutritious supper. It uses leftover chicken, so is perfect the day after a Sunday roast

  • Ham, cheese & pear salad on a plate

    Ham, cheese & pear salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Whip up this ham, ricotta, pear, rocket and couscous salad in just 15 minutes. Serving two, it's a lovely summer lunch or speedy balanced supper

  • Peach & raspberry fruit salad with mascarpone served on a plate

    Peach & raspberry fruit salad with mascarpone

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Get the best out of fresh produce with this lovely peach and raspberry fruit salad. Serve with a scattering of pistachios, mascarpone and maple syrup

  • A bowl serving guacamole & mango salad with black beans

    Mango salad with avocado and black beans

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.59 ratings

    Get four of your five-a-day with this healthy salad of mango, avocado and beans. It's a nutritional powerhouse that's also vegan and gluten free

  • Feta, beetroot & pomegranate salad served on a plate

    Pomegranate salad with feta and beetroot

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Enjoy something lighter for lunch with this bright salad. It's low-calorie and full of flavour thanks to mint, parsley, cinnamon and cumin