6 Easy Sharing Recipes to Bring to a Summer Picnic

summer picnic shoot

Celebrate National Picnic Month this July with some of these tasty recipes, perfect for your next summer picnic. Whether you’re meeting friends in the park, hosting a socially-distanced birthday lunch or simply looking for some new foodie inspo, here are some of the tastiest recipes to try this summer:

orzo salad recipe

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This crowd-pleasing Mediterranean orzo salad is quick to assemble and full of bright, fresh ingredients. The combination of colorful vegetables, cheese, and orzo — all tossed in a simple oregano vinaigrette — is hard not to like.

Take this crowd-pleasing dish to your next summer picnic and be sure to make extra for a quick weekday lunch. Find the recipe here…

vegan sausage rolls recipe

Mini Vegan Sausage Rolls

Impress your vegan friends and family with these tasty sausage rolls! Stuffed with mushrooms and tofu, these homemade rolls are the ideal accompaniment for a summer picnic, perfect to be enjoyed with a glass of Pimms or fresh lemonade.

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mini pizza bites

Mini Pizza Bites

For a fail-safe recipe the kids will love, try these tasty mini pizzas from Hip Foodie Mom. Hide some veggies in the dough or fill with your favourite pizza toppings for a yummy bite! Make these in under 25 minutes and serve alongside a fresh picnic salad.

chicken gyozas recipes

Chicken Gyozas

Store them in an airtight container, bring some dipping sauce in a pot and enjoy these delicious chicken gyozas at your next summer picnic for an alternative snack. Cripsy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside, gyozas are surprisingly moorish served cold. Find the full recipe here…

strawberry and avocado salad

Strawberry, Avocado & Spinach Salad

Make the most of strawberries in season and opt for this savoury strawberry, avocado and spinach salad with a poppyseed dressing. Made with a delicious mix of toasted almonds, blue cheese and red onion, this salad has something for everyone. Enjoy yours with chilled meats, pasta or fresh bread for something a little different. Read the recipe here…

chocolate orange walnut flapjack

Chocolate Orange Walnut Flapjacks

Finish off the picnic with a sweet treat and bake these super easy chocolate orange and walnut flapjacks. Lovers of chocolate orange flavours will adore these so be sure to pack extra in your picnic hamper. For vegans, modify the recipe with vegan dark chocolate and impress your loved ones…

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Words: Sherri Andrew