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There’s nothing better than outdoor eating in the summer so try one of these picnic food ideas! These are great for making ahead and serving to a crowd at your next summer picnic.
Picnics are one of my favourite things about summer. There is nothing better than enjoying the sunshine while tucking into some amazing food and there’s so many different options for picnic food!
Whether you keep it simple with sandwiches and salads or try something a bit different like savoury pastries or cold pasta dishes you’re guaranteed to find something in this post which will fit perfectly in your summer picnic.
Picnic food suggestions
Of course there’s picnic food classics like potato salad, sausage rolls and scotch eggs which are always a hit with kids and adults alike but below I’ve listed all kinds of other picnic recipes from healthy to quick and easy.
Scroll down to find something for everyone this summer season 😎
Basic picnic foods
Easy Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad
This easy roasted tomato pasta salad is full of sweetness from the tomatoes and saltiness from the feta. It makes the perfect grab and go lunch or light dinner!
Quick and easy homemade Baked Parmesan Crisps make a simple snack or appetizer for wine pairing. Shredded Parmesan cheese with curry powder, baked into crunchy, golden brown crisps…all in about 10 minutes.
This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! No funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time!
Do you love pizza–and hummus? Then you are sure to love this Super Creamy Pizza Hummus. It's not just the melding of two uber popular comfort foods, but it's sesame-free and dairy-free too, making it great for almost anyone on a special diet too!
Cucumber pinwheels, or cucumber and cream cheese sandwich rolls, are always a huge hit, no matter where or when you serve them. Great for picnics, bbqs, school or work packed lunches, afternoon tea or even a light dinner!
Throw together this simple Greek orzo salad for a quick summer dinner. With all the ingredients of a classic Greek salad but tossed with orzo pasta and herby dressing this is my favourite thing to serve as a side at a summer party.
Salads are only worth eating if they're going to fill you up and make you feel amazing. This sweet potato and quinoa salad does exactly that. Drizzle with a good helping of creamy sesame dressing and you've got a perfect lunch or dinner.
What's a summer celebration without pasta salad? This pasta salad recipe is so simple, it takes just 6 ingredients but is bursting with flavour from roasted tomatoes, balsamic and rocket. It is the epitome of a summer dish!