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Al fresco picnic food and drink for sunny days, including pastry, Scotch eggs, cakes, bakes and salads. These easy recipes are sure to please a crowd.

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  • Crispy chicken & smashed avocado baps served in a lunchbox

    Crispy chicken & smashed avocado baps

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Pack these healthy chicken, avocado and lettuce sandwiches to enjoy on a family summer picnic. The chicken has a crispy coating made from flour, almonds and sesame seeds

  • Coronation chicken scones

    Coronation chicken scones

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    What could be more British than this scone and coronation chicken combo? Ideal for a summer party or picnic

  • A salmon picnic platter laid out

    Salmon picnic platter

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    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

  • Egg & cress club sandwiches cut into triangles

    Egg & cress club sandwich

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Caramelised onion & thyme sausage rolls

    Caramelised onion & thyme sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.21 ratings

    Take a sheet of puff pastry and stuff it with pork sausages, chutney and mustard to make these onion & thyme sausage rolls. They’re perfect picnic food

  • Coronation chicken pie served on a plate

    Coronation chicken pie

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.30 ratings

    Serve this gently spiced chicken pie warm or cold – it's delicious either way. While it looks impressive for a party or picnic, it's easy to make using ready-made puff pastry

  • Vegan sausage rolls on a wire rack

    Vegan sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.19 ratings

    Pack a picnic, or deck out a buffet table with these moreish vegan sausage rolls, made with mushrooms, brown rice miso, mustard and sage

  • Piccalilli potato salad served in a decorative bowl

    Piccalilli potato salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Combine piccalilli with potatoes, cucumbers and radishes, then top with deep-fried onions. It's ideal as a picnic salad or side dish – just toss with the dressing when you're ready to eat

  • Cheese, bacon & asparagus puffs on a baking tray

    Cheese, bacon & asparagus puffs

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve these simple four-ingredient cheese puffs as part of a picnic or for lunch. You could also try adding some roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes or pesto

  • Pea & ham picnic eggs served on a decorative plate

    Pea & ham picnic eggs

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Pack up these bite-sized savoury morsels for a picnic, or serve them as canapés at a party. They look like scotch eggs, but with the classic combo of pea and ham in the middle

  • Easy coronation chicken served on a plate with salad

    Easy coronation chicken

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.73 ratings

    Make a classic coronation chicken filling to serve with jacket potatoes or in sandwiches and salads. It's an excellent way to use up leftover chicken after a roast

  • Vegetarian sausage rolls served on a board

    Vegetarian sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.25 ratings

    Try our flavourful vegetarian sausage rolls, packed with mushrooms, chestnuts, leeks and cheese. They're perfect for a picnic or served with salad for lunch

  • Spiced ‘chorizo’ pastry slices on a wire tray

    Spiced ‘chorizo’ pastry slices

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Enjoy these veggie sausage slices for lunch or in a picnic. Wrapped in puff pastry, they're packed with roasted peppers and spices

  • Mini cheese & onion pasties in a container

    Mini cheese & onion pasties

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Rustle up these little cheese and onion pasties for a family picnic. If you won't eat all 12, they freeze well and can be cooked straight from frozen

  • Coconut & pineapple cooler served in jars

    Coconut & pineapple cooler

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Enjoy this crowd-pleasing tropical cocktail with coconut rum, gin and pineapple juice. It will sit happily in an ice bucket for several hours, ideal for summer barbecues

  • Coconut chicken noodle salads

    Coconut chicken noodle salads

    A star rating of 2.5 out of 5.2 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

  • Vanilla cupcakes served in a tin

    Easy vanilla cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.27 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

  • Sticky lime & coconut chicken drumsticks on a plate

    Sticky lime & coconut chicken drumsticks

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    These sticky chicken drumsticks are perfect for a summer picnic or party. You could serve them warm or leave to cool before packing into a container

  • Next level potato salad served on a plate

    Next level potato salad

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    Take the humble potato salad to the next level with our ultimate version of this ever-versatile side dish. It's perfect for picnics, barbecues and more

  • Mini milkshakes served in small milk bottles

    Mini milkshakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Veggie rainbow picnic pie cut into squares

    Veggie rainbow picnic pie

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 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

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

    Spiced prawn cocktail subs

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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)

  • A selection of Coronation chicken pasties

    Coronation chicken pasties

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make these moreish Coronation chicken pasties ahead and leave to cool before packing for a picnic. You can also top them with seeds, such as poppy or sesame

  • Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers served on a tray

    Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 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

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