Best picnic recipe ideas for sunny days outdoors

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Move over ham sandwiches - there's a new queen of picnics in town.

Salmon skewers with a lemon dip
Enjoy a spot of al fresco dining with these tupperware worthy picnic recipes. Throw down a rug, bask in some glorious British sunshine and enjoy.

SALMON SKEWERS WITH LEMON PARSLEY AND PEPPER DIP RECIPE (above)

A modern twist on traditional BBQ skewers, these juicy salmon skewers work perfectly with a zesty lemon dip.

Blue cheese filo pastry triangles


APPLES & GORGONZOLA FILO PASTRY PARCELS RECIPE

Forget cheese cubes on sticks, these savoury, sweet puff pastry parcels are perfect for a grown-up girls' picnic.

Bonfire Night Sausage Bakewells


MINI SAUSAGE BAKEWELL TARTS WITH APPLE AND CHEESE RECIPE

These yummy tarts look and taste great. They're also ideal if you want nibbles for a large group of people.

Stick Lamb ribs recipe


LAMB RIBS WITH TOMATO, PASTA & PEA SALAD RECIPE

Pop these sticky ribs on the BBQ and pre-make the salad the day before - leaving you plenty of time for sipping Pimms! This simple recipe is quick, easy and oh-so-tasty.

Brie, basil and tomato tart


TOMATO, BASIL & BRIE TART RECIPE

Got the in-laws popping over? Fear not. This gorgeous brie and tomato tart looks great on the table and is the perfect recipe for a family summer party.

Beetroot, Orange & Pomgranate Salad Las Iguanas

© Las Iguanas



BEETROOT, ORANGE & POMEGRANATE SALAD RECIPE

This bright, crisp and fresh salad is bursting with flavour and colour. It's also full of skin boosting antioxidants too, helping you to maintain a great summer glow.

Fabulous Baker Brothers lamb flatbreads recipe


SPICED LAMB FLATBREADS WITH GARLIC AND MINT RECIPE

Add a taste of middle-eastern decadence to your summer picnic with these succulent and spicy lamb flatbreads.

Halloumi and Courgette Burgers

© Morrisons Magazine



VEGETARIAN HALLOUMI AND COURGETTE BURGERS RECIPE

A delicious alternative to the traditional beef burger and popular with carnivores and veggies alike. These won't last long...

Tom Aikens onion and bacon brioche


TOM AIKENS ONION & BACON BRIOCHE RECIPE

These ultra decadent bacon and onion brioche rolls are the perfect picnic treat and delicious with a crisp glass of white wine.

Watercress and goat's cheese frittata recipe


WATERCRESS & GOAT'S CHEESE FRITTATA RECIPE

Light and low in calories this easy goat's cheese frittata is perfect for hot summer days.

sausage rolls

© Love Pork



SAUSAGE ROLLS WITH A TWIST RECIPE

Easy to make and easier to scoff these melt in the mouth sausage rolls are great for feeding the whole gang.

JALFREZI FISH CAKES RECIPE


JALFREZI FISH CAKES WITH QUINOA SALAD

These delicious fish cakes are full of flavour and the quinoa salad gives it an unusual twist.

Rachel Allen Recipe: Rillettes of Salmon with Melba Toast and Cucumber


RILLETTES OF SALMON WITH MELBA TOAST

Rich salmon and crisp cucumber, this simple recipe is perfect for when you fancy a light bite.

Leek and Prosciutto Macaroni with Green Beans in Shallot Vinaigrette

© Chris Terry



LEEK AND PROSCIUTTO MACARONI WITH GREEN BEANS RECIPE

Creamy leeks and prosciutto add a touch of class to this traditional macaroni recipe. Eat warm or keep cool and serve cold.

Multiseed bread recipe


EASY & HEALTHY MULTISEED BREAD RECIPE

Full of healthy seeds, this bread is great for dipping .

Ottolenghi spelt recipe


OTTOLENGHI RECIPE: ARTICHOKE & PEARLED SPELT SALAD RECIPE

Full of nutritious greens this filling salad is a great accompaniment to grilled meat or fish.

Thai New Year

© Very Lazy



CHICKEN BBQ SKEWERS WITH SWEET CHILLI DIP RECIPE

An oldie but a goodie, these succulent chicken skewers go perfectly with this zesty sweet chill dip.

Falafel recipe

© The Bowler's Meatball Cookbook



VEGETARIAN BALAFEL FALAFEL BALLS RECIPE

These tasty falafels look great and are yummy with dips or in salads.

lemon chicken salad


TANGY LEMON CHICKEN SALAD WITH CHIVES & MINT RECIPE

Full of flavour and a great addition to any BBQ, this chicken and chive salad works beautifully with a hint of fresh mint.

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