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Al fresco food for sunny days, including pastry, Scotch eggs, cakes, bakes and salads.

Pastry-less pork pie

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(4 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 minutes
Moderately easy
Healthy

Pimm’s jelly jars

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(2 ratings)
Fun and fruity individual desserts with a layer of set cream - use portable jam jars to pack up for a picnic
25 minutes
Moderately easy

Elderflower & cucumber G&Ts

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(2 ratings)
This delicately coloured, refreshing take on the classic gin and tonic makes a perfect picnic tipple
10 minutes
Easy

Fennel, pomegranate & broad bean salad

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(1 ratings)
This bulghar wheat and chopped herb salad makes a scrumptious side to take to a picnic - drizzle the dressing over before serving
25 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Smoked salmon & poppy seed palmiers

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(1 ratings)
These savoury pastries are sure to please at a posh picnic, with cream cheese, smoked fish and puff pastry
50 minutes
Easy

Blueberry & mint iced tea

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Refreshing and fruity, this delicious drink is guaranteed to please at a family picnic, barbecue or party
10 minutes
Easy

Squash, pea & feta frittatinis

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(1 ratings)
These mini Italian omelettes, with butternut squash and cheese, are baked in individual cases ready to be packed up for a picnic
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Coronation drumsticks

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(1 ratings)
Juicy chicken drumsticks are a family picnic favourite - add some exotic flavours with a curried yogurt and mango marinade
50 minutes
Easy

Creamy beetroot houmous

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This delicious dip is ready in 10 minutes - pack along with vegetable sticks or pita bread for a portable picnic snack
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Curried chicken & mango salad

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(13 ratings)
This lightly-spiced, fruity salad is a modern take on Coronation chicken - a low calorie-lunch for two
40 minutes
Easy

Falafel Scotch eggs

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(5 ratings)
Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas
55 minutes
Moderately easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Fruity tabbouleh with feta

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(3 ratings)
Use up a few storecupboard staples in this bulghar wheat salad packed with dried fruit, nuts and herbs
40 minutes
Easy

Pressed picnic sandwich

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A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella
28 minutes
Easy

Bhaji frittata

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(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 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Summer potato salad

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Make the most of Jersey Royals in this fresh and crunchy side with buttermilk dressing, radishes and cress
27 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Homemade pink lemonade

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(3 ratings)
Mix up a jug of this refreshing, still, cloudy lemonade made from zingy lemons and plump raspberries
10 minutes
Easy

Mini pork pies with piccalilli

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Hoel Levieil from London restaurant Frizzante shares this picnic-friendly pork pie recipe, which was voted our users’ favourite Jubilee recipe idea
1 hour and 28 minutes
Easy

Bacon & Brie omelette wedges with summer salad

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(4 ratings)
Spanish-style fritattas, or 'tortilla', are traditionally served in thick slices complete with oozing cheese and a crunchy salad
20 minutes
Easy

Ham & asparagus subs

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Cram individual bread rolls with quality ham, asparagus tips and lemon dressing and add to a tea party spread
17 minutes
Easy

Apple crumble loaf

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(23 ratings)
A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Bacon & egg pies

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Individual shortcrust pastries that fall somewhere between a Scotch egg and a Gala pie - super for a summer spread
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Citrus bars

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(12 ratings)
Crisp shortbread biscuit base with a creamy citrus curd baked onto the top
1 hour and 5 minutes
Moderately easy

Griddled chicken with quinoa Greek salad

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(15 ratings)
A light dish of grilled chicken fillets and authentic salad with Kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomato and mint
20 minutes
Easy

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