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.

2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These mini Italian omelettes, with butternut squash and cheese, are baked in individual cases ready to be packed up for a picnic

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Juicy chicken drumsticks are a family picnic favourite - add some exotic flavours with a curried yogurt and mango marinade

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This lightly-spiced, fruity salad is a modern take on Coronation chicken - a low calorie-lunch for two

40 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Combine two winning dishes in this picnic-friendly recipe of eggs coated in spiced, herbed chickpeas

55 mins
More effort
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use up a few storecupboard staples in this bulgur wheat salad packed with dried fruit, nuts and herbs

40 mins
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

28 mins
Easy
15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This lunchbox or picnic-friendly dish takes an Italian-style thick omelette and adds some Indian spice, along with potatoes, peas and coriander

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

27 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Mix up a jug of this refreshing, still, cloudy lemonade made from zingy lemons and plump raspberries

10 mins
Easy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 28 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Spanish-style frittatas, or 'tortilla', are traditionally served in thick slices complete with oozing cheese and a crunchy salad

20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Pack your lunchbox with omega-3 rich smoked fish, new potatoes, beetroot and a light citrus dressing

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

17 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Individual shortcrust pastries that fall somewhere between a Scotch egg and a Gala pie - super for a summer spread

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Crisp shortbread biscuit base with a creamy citrus curd baked onto the top

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
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