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10 easy share dishes to bring on your next park picnic


by Shayna Sappington
20th May 2021

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These crowd-pleasing recipes, from lobster rolls to side salads and fudgy brownies, are perfect for sharing with family and friends in the park on a sunny day. 


Want to impress on your next picnic? Now that three households or six people (not including children) are allowed to meet outside including private gardens, these tasty recipes offer a unique spin on picnic classics. Plus, they are easy to make for a large group.

From delicious tomato manchego tartlets to custard cream blondies, these recipes will have the whole family coming back for seconds. Here are our favourite ten picnic dishes to try this summer.

Curry chicken salad

This flavourful chicken salad is made with poached chicken, curry powder, lemon, mayonnaise and sour cream. It’s best served chilled with naan bread. (Country Living)

Caramelised onion and thyme sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are a great go-to for cooking large batches in a short amount of time. These tasty rolls are stuffed with pork sausage, caramelised onion chutney, wholegrain mustard and thyme. (BBCGoodFood)

Deviled egg potato salad

A more spicy take on the classic potato salad, this version adds hard-boiled eggs, celery, parsley, scallions, pimento peppers and sweet paprikaa crowd favourite. (Country Living)

Fudgy stout brownies

These moist chocolate brownies have one of our favourite ingredients: Guinness extra stout. If you have some extra time, we recommend topping with the espresso and Guinness frosting. Fair warning though, they are highly addictive. (Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Toasted lobster rolls

Indulge in these creamy lobster rolls, made with lobster meat, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and lettuce leaves. Tip: serve on toasted hot dog buns for a golden, crunchy texture. (Country Living)

Mojito fruit salad

This boozy fruit salad is infused with lovely cocktail flavours. Watermelon, mango and pineapple chunks are tossed together and doused with a white rum, lime and mint mixture. (Jamie Oliver)

Anjou pear cake

A BBC favourite, this light and airy pear cake is the perfect picnic treat. It is best made with buttery pears and has a delectable apricot jam glaze. (BBCGoodFood)

Chickpea salad sandwiches

For the vegan picnic goers, this easy share sub is filled with homemade chickpea salad, green beans, Kalamata olives, red onion, cucumber and fresh basil. (Love & Lemons)

Custard cream blondies

Children love these scrumptious blondies, made with crumbled custard creams and vanilla white chocolate. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and set on top. (Olive Magazine)

Tomato manchego tartlets

This recipe makes 24 tartlets, each with a cheesy tomato filling on a puff pastry crust. It’s easy to make and an ideal savoury snack for any picnic. (Country Living)

Feature image: Country Living

 

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