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Picnic recipes

78 Recipes

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

Egg & cress club sandwich

5

(1 rating)

Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Salmon picnic platter

3

(1 rating)

A combination of cooked and smoked salmon, hot-smoked salmon, stuffed eggs and cucumber, yogurt and dill salad makes the ideal al fresco sharer for friends
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

Coconut chicken noodle salads

0

(0 ratings)

Layer up noodles, beans, tomatoes, spinach and chicken in jars to serve at a family picnic. These mini salads come with a tasty coconut and peanut dressing
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Easy vanilla cupcakes

3.5

(2 ratings)

Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mini milkshakes

0

(0 ratings)

Make these cute mini fruit milkshakes for a family picnic. With three flavours to suit everyone, try banana, strawberry & raspberry and mango & coconut
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie rainbow picnic pie

5

(3 ratings)

Packed with veggies, feta and egg, this vegetarian pastry is part tortilla, part pie. Bursting with summer colours, it'll provide the wow factor at any picnic...
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy brochettes two ways with manchego and chorizo or prosciutto, mozzarella and basil - ideal for a picnic. For young kids, simply slide them off the stick
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Stuffed rainbow baguette

5

(1 rating)

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

Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

4

(4 ratings)

Enjoy this cheesy garlic tear-and-share bread at a family dinner. It's perfect for feeding a crowd at a barbecue, or as a side dish to a hearty casserole...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Yummy golden syrup flapjacks

4.580645

(124 ratings)

Bake these four-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half-an-hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoked salmon Scotch eggs

5

(2 ratings)

Smoked salmon and eggs is a cracking breakfast combination – take it to the next level with these Scotch eggs, flavoured with herbs, capers, lemon and cayenne...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Homemade elderflower cordial

4.68182

(22 ratings)

Fragrant and refreshing, springtime elderflower cordial is easy to make. Mix with sparkling water to create elderflower pressé, or add to wine, prosecco or champagne to start a party in style
  • 24 hours
  • Easy

Cod & pea fritters

4

(1 rating)

Rustle up these cod and pea fritters for an easy family dish during the week. They're also great for a packed lunch – simply serve with tomatoes and rocket...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Layered rainbow salad pots

5

(1 rating)

Give kids two of their five-a-day and a dose of vitamin C with these colourful rainbow pots of tuna salad, ideal for a lunchbox, or summer picnic
  • 37 mins
  • Easy

BBQ chorizo potato salad

4.5

(2 ratings)

Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Vegetarian wraps

4.75

(4 ratings)

Try these flavour-packed veggie wraps filled with pickled onions, roasted veg, coconut tzatziki and spicy green sauce. They will feed four people for under £10 – perfect for a hungry crowd...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars

5

(1 rating)

What's better than dunking biscuits into tea? These ingenious tea and biscuits cheesecake bars capture that flavour sensation perfectly...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & Marmite sausage rolls

4.875

(8 ratings)

Love Marmite? We’re staking our bets on these being the best sausage rolls you’ve ever tasted. Cut them into mini portions as a canapé or keep them longer for a filling lunch...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Blueberry muffins

4.9

(10 ratings)

Make these super easy blueberry muffins for a fun weekend bake. You're just a few simple steps away from bite-sized blueberry treats...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

Beef & chorizo empanadas

4.25

(4 ratings)

Think of these beef and chorizo empanadas as a kind of South American pasty. They can be baked or fried and are tasty served with guacamole and sour cream
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Brazil nut burritos

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Add toasted Brazil nuts to your burritos for texture and buttery flavour along with our spiced tomato rice and refried beans. Ideal for a Mexican feast
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pimm's

5

(5 ratings)

A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Potato & turmeric focaccia

5

(1 rating)

Try this twist on a traditional foccacia with a topping of potato, turmeric and rosemary. It takes a little effort, but you'll be well rewarded for your time...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

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