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Picnic recipes

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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 5.3 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 3.9 out of 5.9 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 4.9 out of 5.8 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 5.27 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 5.34 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

  • Asparagus, feta & dill quiche with the first slice cut out

    Asparagus, feta & dill quiche

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make the most of eggs in this versatile veggie quiche. Baked with feta and asparagus, it's encased in a cheesy pastry and makes a perfect addition for a picnic

  • Vegan sausage rolls on a wire rack

    Vegan sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 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

  • One panuozzo sandwich

    Panuozzo sandwich

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make your own baguettes and pesto to make these pizza-inspired sandwiches for the whole family. They're surprisingly quick and easy to make and are great for lunch or a light dinner

  • 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 5.91 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 4.6 out of 5.29 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

    Cheese & onion pasties

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 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

  • Carrot cake fridge flapjacks cut into squares

    Carrot cake fridge flapjacks

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Pack up a picnic box with these carrot cake flapjacks to eat on the go. Full of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, they're great to take on a big family walk

  • 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

  • A selection of Coronation chicken pasties

    Coronation chicken pasties

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • Coconut chicken noodle salads

    Coconut chicken noodle salads

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.3 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 5.33 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 4.7 out of 5.25 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

  • Caprese sandwich cut into squares

    Caprese sandwich

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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.

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