Picnic food ideas for long summer days

12 June 2017 | Schwartz

Catch the sun this long weekend with these inspired make-ahead picnic recipes. There’s something for everyone in these fresh and tasty takes on the classics, from warm potato salad to kedgeree Scotch eggs. Forget standard picnic items from the supermarket; these easily portable treats bring a whole new level of deliciousness to any outdoor gathering. So grab your friends or get the kids to the car - you’re all set for a glorious summer picnic.

Warm Mediterranean potato salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad Recipe

At the heart of any picnic you’ll find the trusty potato salad. This version adds a Mediterranean twist into the mix, with wholesome roasted vegetables adding an extra layer of flavour. Seasoned with basil, garlic pepper and fennel seeds, this taste sensation will have you dreaming of summer holidays by the beach.

Kedgeree Scotch eggs

Kedgeree Scotch Eggs Recipe

Where would we be without this British classic that’s delighted locals and confounded visitors for centuries? These spicy kedgeree scotch eggs are a delightful twist on the original, with smoked haddock and curried rice bringing depth of flavour and fantastic texture to the table - or should we say picnic blanket?

Marinated chicken skewers

Marinated Chicken Skewers Recipe

Indian-inspired spices dominate this tasty dish, accompanied with a cooling mango dip for a sweet and spicy sensation. Make ahead and eat cold or take a disposable barbeque along to the picnic for the freshest chicken skewers in the park! Serve as a snack with Greek yoghurt or pack a wrap with extra cucumber and cherry tomatoes.

Smoked haddock quiche

Smoked Haddock Quiche Recipe

This aromatic smoked haddock quiche is the perfect all-rounder - delicious hot or cold as a satisfying snack or more hearty main. Stack with salad and cold roast potatoes (or our warm Mediterranean potato salad maybe?) for a brilliantly portable meal. Not a fan of fish? Simply swap out the haddock for chicken or turkey.

White chocolate, lemon and raspberry muffins

White Chocolate, Lemon and Raspberry Muffins Recipe

Light yet decadent, these gorgeously melt-in-the-mouth muffins are the ideal dessert to round off a summer picnic. The delicate flavours of zingy lemon and smooth vanilla perfectly match the sharp, fresh raspberries, while white chocolate adds a final touch of sweetness to the mix. Now all that’s left to do is kick back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine!