21 great recipes for a summer picnic

Inspired by a thread on "ideal picnic food", we rootled round in the vast Mumsnet recipe repository and came up with these foolproof, flavourful suggestions. All you need to add is a patch of grass, a tartan rug - and, if you can, some sunshine...

 

Knocked up in advance, these are here for the picnic wow factor

   

   

 

 


You can't go wrong with a crowd-pleasing potato, pasta or couscous salad in the mix

  

 


No sarnies? No picnic. End of.

   

 


Pop these in your hamper for an epic portable dessert

 


Have chicken - will picnic. Chicken's a picnic failsafe, but these two recipes from the Mumsnet cookbook Top Bananas! will shake up your alfresco dining repertoire just a smidge.

Last updated: 08-Jul-2014 at 12:09 PM