It’s picnic season! Head outdoors with a couple of tasty recipes, a rug, and a bottle of something cold to enjoy in the sunshine.
And it’s time to think beyond the sandwich – it’s really easy to pack up a picnic without bread. Just take a look at these delicious recipes…
A big salad of mixed grains, roasted veg and herbs is a really easy picnic dish. Simply pile everything into a large tupperware, bring a few spoons and let everyone dig in. Delicious!
Savoury muffins are a great option for your picnic without bread. Plus, these ones are entirely gluten free. Made with cottage cheese and ground almonds, you could also add chopped chives, spring onions or grated lemon zest for extra punch.
Handheld food is the key to a successful picnic spread. And if you’re ditching bread, then a pastry-wrapped parcel of chicken and veg is a brilliant alternative. They take a little effort – but are guaranteed to impress!
A slice of flavour-packed frittata is great on a picnic. Easy to eat with your fingers, you can also mix up the filling with your favourite combos. This one heroes the classic duo Stilton and broccoli.
Pre-made puff pastry is a seriously handy picnic ingredient. Lay it out, load up with your favourite veg, bake… and hey presto! These tarts couldn’t be easier.
Finally, no picnic is complete without a really delicious potato salad. Jamie’s version is super-simple, with sliced red onions, cornichons, mint and olive oil. Bundle everything into a plastic box and enjoy.
For more alfresco ideas check out this collection of 150+ picnic recipes.