Crispy chicken & smashed avocado baps served in a lunchbox

Picnic recipes

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.

4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star 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
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star 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
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7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star 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
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
206 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this simple dairy-free vegan slaw that's perfect for barbecues and summer picnics. Put it together in minutes and shake with our mustardy dressing

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Load up a sub with homemade hummus, beetroot, chickpeas and salad to make this filling vegan sandwich. An ideal lunch for when hunger strikes

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try this take on the classic sausage roll for veggies. Making your own flaky pastry is well worth the extra few minutes, and is surprisingly easy

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A crisp, short pastry base and a pancetta, cherry tomato and parmesan filling make these perfectly portable tartlets ideal for picnics and summer days out

2 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
16 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for lunchbox inspiration, try making these vegetarian courgette frittatas. Serve with salad for an easy, filling and tasty lunch

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

If you're out to impress at a coffee morning, try these easy chocolate mini rolls. The buttercream contains peppermint extract for a real flavour punch

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Excite your tastebuds with a salad combining sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes, macadamia nuts and avocado with a kick of chipotle chilli. Ideal for a barbecue

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This easy recipe is a great way to use up a pick-your-own glut of blackcurrants and makes a refreshing summer drink

16 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
135 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Keep these nutty chicken satay strips in the fridge for a healthy choice when you're peckish. The chicken is served with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
18 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Need ideas for a coffee morning or afternoon tea? These bars from Canada are so moreish, with a crunchy biscuit base, custard layer and chocolate topping

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
39 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Make a kids' classic with these chocolate Rice Krispie cakes and decorate with sweets, nuts or dried fruit for the ultimate hometime treat

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
42 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy chocolate chip muffins with kids over the weekend or school holidays. They take just 15 minutes prep and are a guaranteed family favourite

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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