For those who can’t quite leave the summer behind, here is some inspiration for dishes to satisfy all at a picnic!
- Savory tartlets or quiches
Easy to eat by hand, and tantalisingly pretty. My fave? Self-crusting quiche. Looks impressive but is actually super-easy! Throw in some strong-flavoured cheese, such as mature cheddar with onion, or feta with spinach.
- Crisp salad
Interesting salads are perfect for picnics. They look appealing. They are eaten cold. They work well on a hot day!
- Flavoursome pasta salad
Something a little more substantial goes down well after a swim, trek or game of frisbee. Try mixing basil pesto into pasta with cherry tomatoes, olives, chargrilled peppers and feta.
- Muffins – sweet and savoury
Muffins just call out ‘summer’ and work great at barbecues and picnics. Try savoury flavours as well as the classic blueberry and choc chip.
- Don’t forget the drinks!
In the sunshine, you’ll need plenty of hydration. Bring a choice of interesting options, and excite the kids with different colours and flavours of drinks, like raspberry, lemon and kiwifruit.