Picnic recipes

Put down a rug and enjoy the outdoors with our picnic recipes including easy-to-share salads, pies, bread and tart recipes.

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Cheeseboard tart

Vegetarian tart recipes

Cheeseboard tart

Use leftover cheese and chutney in this wonderfully indulgent cheese tart recipe. You can use...

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Cucumber and basil cocktail

Non-alcoholic drink recipes

Cucumber and basil cocktail

A non-alcoholic cocktail – made with cucumber, basil and lemon – is the perfect summertime...

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Peach and pistachio galette

Peach recipes

Peach and pistachio galette

Cut through the golden flaky pastry to reveal a gorgeous pistachio frangipane filling topped with...

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Orzo with broad beans, basil and feta

Broad bean recipes

Orzo with broad beans, basil and feta

This is the perfect summer pasta salad: vibrant and fresh. The orzo pasta is dressed...

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Herby gooseberry focaccia

Picnic recipes

Herby gooseberry focaccia

This focaccia is everything you need from a bread. It’s laced with olive oil so...

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Beef and pepper empanadas

Picnic recipes

Beef and pepper empanadas

Chef Diego Cardoso learned how to make these beef and pepper empanadas from his mum...

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Persian chicken with spiced yogurt

Healthy chicken recipes

Persian chicken with spiced yogurt

Chicken marinated in cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cumin honey and lemon, before roasting, is a gorgeous...

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Coronation chicken pie with mango jelly

Chicken pie recipes

Coronation chicken pie with mango jelly

Use our step-by-step guide to create chef Calum Franklin’s show-stopping raised chicken pie recipe. Unlike...

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Fruit and herb buckwheat salad

Summer salads and sides

Fruit and herb buckwheat salad

An easy fruit and herb buckwheat salad that can easily be made ahead of time,...

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Radicchio and orzo pasta salad

Picnic recipes

Radicchio and orzo pasta salad

Great as a pack-and-go picnic dish or wonderful as a 20-minute midweek meal, this radicchio...

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Sherry braised chorizo sausages with smashed lemon & garlic chickpeas

Picnic recipes

Sherry braised chorizo sausages with smashed lemon &...

Chorizo sausage and peppers are cooked in sherry and brown sugar until caramelised, then served...

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Black bean and sweet potato empanadas

Picnic recipes

Black bean and sweet potato empanadas

These chilli-spiced sweet potato and black bean empanadas make great picnic fare as they can...

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Tear and share feta and herb bread

Savoury bread recipes

Tear and share feta and herb bread

A gorgeous cheesy bread, flecked with feta and fresh herbs, is something great to share...

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Barley, aubergine and pomegranate salad

Aubergine recipes

Barley, aubergine and pomegranate salad

A make-ahead salad recipe, with pearl barley and aubergine, that’s great for a packed lunch...

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Roasted red peppers with basil

Summer recipes

Roasted red peppers with basil

A simple vegetarian starter recipe; red peppers are slow-cooked – with tomatoes, thyme and capers...

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Marinated goat’s cheese

Picnic recipes

Marinated goat’s cheese

Perfect for an alfresco summer spread, this marinated goat’s cheese goes well with lots of...

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Theo Randall’s focaccia with pesto and vine tomatoes

Savoury bread recipes

Theo Randall’s focaccia with pesto and vine tomatoes

This fluffy focaccia recipe, made with vine tomatoes and fresh pesto, is a staple in...

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The best coronation chicken

Picnic recipes

The best coronation chicken

Our easy coronation chicken, made with Greek yogurt and homemade mayo, is even better than...

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Plum fruit leather

Picnic recipes

Plum fruit leather

Olia Hercule’s recipe for fruit leather, also known as tklapi in the Caucaus region, is...

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Sausage, chilli and mozzarella stuffed flatbread

Picnic recipes

Sausage, chilli and mozzarella stuffed flatbread

An easy, yet impressive, recipe using ready-made pizza dough to make a gorgeous spiral stuffed...

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Smoked haddock, cheddar and parsley pasties

Picnic recipes

Smoked haddock, cheddar and parsley pasties

Forget sandwiches, Gill Meller’s wonderful pasties, made with smoked haddock, fresh parsley and tangy mature...

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Potted pork rillettes with gooseberries and tarragon

Potted pork rillettes with gooseberries and tarragon

Gill Meller’s pork rillettes is a fancy picnic recipe served with a quick gooseberry and...

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Salami and sun-dried tomato pretzel rolls

Salami and sun-dried tomato pretzel rolls

If you like sausage rolls, you’re going to love these spicy ‘nduja and salami pretzel...

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Egg mayonnaise with spring onion, mustard and chives

Best of British recipes

Egg mayonnaise with spring onion, mustard and chives

A good egg mayo is something not to be overlooked. Try Dan Doherty’s recipe piled...

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