Picnic Food Ideas
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by Meg Macfarlane
Picnic Food Ideas
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Warm, dappled sunshine; kicking shoes off & feeling soft grass under your feet; a big blanket laden with tasty bites... these are the happy memories of a picnic adventure!

There's lots of excitement involved when you decide to go on a picnic and, as always, the main priority should be to leave any stress behind for the day. Don't go overboard with a spread of picnic recipes, unless you're aiming for instagram fame. Some nibbles to start, such as Satay Sauce with crudities and breadsticks; followed by a twist on the usual sandwich option ~ try our Chicken Skewers in pitas below ~ and a couple of salads; finished off with a glass of wine and a lazy nap. It has the making of the perfect day.

Other than that, be savvy with your picnic set-up! Choose a spot where midges won't make you part of their all-you-can-eat buffet; if the skies look ominous, don't go too far from home, in case you need to make a break for it; and be sure to pack picnic essentials, such as a thick blanket, eating utensils and kitchen roll.

As long as you're a bit organised beforehand, heading out for a picnic can be a relaxed and enjoyable break from the usual. 

Spicy Potato Salad

This dish is our take on the classic potato salad and is easy to pack for a picnic. It's also great for sharing on a blanket! Bonus points for being gluten free and vegan.

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Chicken & Raita Pitas

Our Chicken Skewers are so yummy in a pita, with salad and a drizzle of Mint & Coriander Raita. Raise your picnic sandwich game by 200%!

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>> Get the Mint & Coriander Raita recipe


More picnic recipes:

  • Satay Sauce - great for using as a dip with crudites for nibbles on the blanket

  • Gently Spiced Carrot Salad - the flavours will develop while you hunt out the best picnic spot

  • The Spiced Cous Cous - takes just 10 minutes to throw together.

  • Tomato & Lentil Salad - this quick and easy dish can be made the day before your picnic.

  • Lamb Burgers - if you're organised enough to take a small BBQ with you, these burgers are a definite crowd pleaser.

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