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


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


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


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.

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