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Top 10 picnic treats

As we enjoy the balmy days of a long, hot summer, now is the perfect time to get outdoors, roll out a blanket and enjoy a picnic or two!

While we all love the staple snacks of sandwiches and sausage rolls, these top 10 seasonal recipes are sure to make your picnic spread just that bit tastier…

Savoury delights

1. Italian pinwheels

As well as being quick and simple to make, these delicious appetisers are a fun addition to your picnic basket.

2. Healthier potato salad

Swap most of the mayonnaise for yoghurt and crème fraiche and add mustard and chives to enjoy this healthy take on a potato salad.

3. Tomato-Manchego Tartlets


These miniature finger-foods look stunning and make for the perfect picnic snack.

4. Chicken, ham & asparagus picnic pie

The combination of these three ingredients make this a great picnic show-stopper. It may take a while to create, but it’s well worth the effort!

Sweet treats

5. Lemon and blueberry bars

Gooey on the inside and crunchy on the out, these bars are so moreish you won’t be able to pick just one from the picnic basket!

6. Mini chocolate chip sandwich cookies

Not your average sandwich, these sweet and mouth-watering treats will be a hit with all your family and friends.

8. Apple hand pies

Everyone will love the convenience of helping themselves to these individual grab-and-go minis, instead of cutting up a whole pie. No cutlery needed here!

8. Vegan lemon-baked donuts

These fluffy and light donuts are not only delicious, but quick and simple to make, and perfect for enjoying outdoors.

And something to drink…

9. Watermelon cooler

Get in your five-a-day with this simple to make beverage. On a warm summer’s day, it will go down well with the whole family.

10. Dogwood Punch

This adults-only combo of strawberry lemonade and sparkling rosé is the perfect, refreshing drink for relaxing while the kids play in the sunshine.

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