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

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Savoury snacks

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

Mini quiches


Caramelised onion quiche


Mini sausage rolls


Spinach and cottage cheese quiche


Tuna pasties


Cheese and marmite straws


Tiny cheese, onion and olive scones


Courgette muffins


Easy quiche


Spanish tortilla

Salads

You can't go wrong by throwing a crowd-pleasing potato, pasta or couscous salad into the mix

Tuna pasta salad


Couscous salad


Scrummy potato salad


Sandwiches

No sarnies? No picnic. End of.

Goats cheese and tomato ciabatta sandwich


Picnic bread


Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches


Roast beef sandwiches with mustard and horseradish


Sweet treats

Pop these in your hamper for an epic portable dessert

Shortbread


Summer fruit tart


Recipe videos

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: 26 days ago