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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.

For more recipes perfect for a hot summer picnic, try our delicious quiche recipes, picnic snack recipes and finger food recipes.

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 4.1 out of 5.9 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)

  • 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

  • An assembled rainbow baguette

    Stuffed rainbow baguette

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • The ingredients for the build your own pesto pasta salad

    Build your own pesto pasta salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Rustle up this easy pesto pasta salad for the family. Customise it by adding your kid's favourite veg

  • Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls served in a dish

    Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 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

  • Flapjacks on greaseproof paper

    Yummy golden syrup flapjacks

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.459 ratings

    Bake these 4-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half an hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like

  • Smoked salmon Scotch eggs cut into two

    Smoked salmon Scotch eggs

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 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

  • Cheese & bacon turnovers on a baking tray

    Cheese & bacon turnovers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.20 ratings

    Make some moreish cheese and bacon turnovers for lunch, a picnic or buffet, and add a dollop of mustard if you like. They'll keep for up to three days

  • Homemade elderflower cordial

    Homemade elderflower cordial

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.73 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

  • Three cod & pea fritters

    Cod & pea fritters

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Three jars filled with rainbow salad pots

    Layered rainbow salad pots

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • BBQ chorizo potato salad served in a serving dish

    BBQ chorizo potato salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.10 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

  • Vegetarian wraps with bowls of filling alongside

    Vegetarian wraps

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.24 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

  • Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars served on a patterned board

    Tea & biscuits cheesecake bars

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    What's better than dunking biscuits into tea? These ingenious tea and biscuits cheesecake bars capture that flavour sensation perfectly

  • Cheese & Marmite sausage rolls

    Cheese & Marmite sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.32 ratings

    Love yeast extract? 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

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