Make the most of our short but sweet summer, and get picnicking! Find scrumptious recipes for picnic food - from portable picnic sandwiches to pasta salads, wraps, bean salads, cupcakes and flapjacks.
A rich and creamy potato salad with bacon to add a smoky flavour to the dish. A nice addition to any buffet table to accompany a summer BBQ.
This is a cold and crunchy marinated broccoli salad that is perfect for a picnic.
A bit like a Greek salad - this chunky salad doesn't need any lettuce or oil. It's full of flavour from olives, red onion and feta cheese. It's very easy to make and perfect for barbecue parties and picnics.
This recipe is from my gran's church cookbook from 1960. Hope you'll enjoy it.
This pasta salad reminds me of summer and it feeds a crowd! I regularly use up leftovers (chicken and veggies) in this salad.
This creamy coleslaw is embellished with cucumber and tomato.
This makes a nice summer lunch or brunch served on toasted granary bread or a bagel.
Here’s a savoury version of American-style muffins, speckled with fresh herbs and spring onions and flavoured with Parmesan cheese. With their sponge-like texture, they make an interesting alternative to bread, to serve with grilled vegetables, soups and salads. Eat them plain or spread with a soft cheese such as quark or ricotta.
These American-style cookies are simply irresistible eaten while still warm and the chocolate chunks are still soft and melting. Macadamia nuts, with their buttery flavour, add a crunchy texture, but can be omitted if you prefer. Like the chocolate, the nuts should be kept in fairly large pieces.
This crunchy, colourful winter salad provides an excellent nutritional mix. The vegetables and apples are rich in vitamin C and fibre, Edam cheese adds protein and calcium, and walnuts contain essential fatty acids. Serve with oatcakes, if liked.
Homemade hummus only takes a few moments to whizz together and makes a perfect light lunch, served simply with pitta. But for a balanced meal, turn it into this more substantial salad with the addition of crisp salad vegetables.
This tabbouleh recipe is different. Instead of using bulgur like traditional tabbouleh, this recipe uses quinoa. It is a grain that is available at health shops. It looks and tastes better than bulgur. My husband and I both love this and neither of us is vegetarian. It's a great meal for a hot summer day. The longer it sits the better it tastes.
This is a refreshing summer salad perfect for a picnic or barbecue. I usually serve it with a spicy sirloin steak and thin-cut chips.
This delicious salad is packed with loads of raw fruits and vegetables. To make it vegetarian, omit the bacon - it's still utterly delicious!
Healthy, low-fat pasta makes a great base for salads. Enjoy this one for a light summer lunch or supper, or serve with a barbecue.
This salad is simple to make & you can alter the types of beans or herbs & spices to make it to suit whatever you're eating it with. It's a family favourite at BBQs or in packed lunch boxes!
My late mum's recipe a great family favourite, cheap and easy to make.
These are great for snack or a pack lunch or added to ice-cream. These take 15 minutes to make and 2 or 3 hours to bake, plus cooling. Keep checking the oven as the slices will vary in size when cutting them, so some of the crisps will be ready after 2 hours, some might need more time.
This will be your staple coleslaw recipe once you try it - you'll never get shop bought again!
Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink, which the Mayans and Aztecs called this the drink of the gods. Here it is made even more heavenly with the addition of rum.