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6 no-cook picnic recipes

Make heading out for the day easier with these quick and easy recipes. From gluten-free wraps to kid-friendly fruity snacks, spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the sunshine with these no-cook picnic ideas.

  1. Onion bhaji burgers

    These easy assemble onion bhaji burgers are the ultimate vegan picnic main. Simply spread soya and chive dip onto white rolls, then stuff with shredded lettuce and onion bhajis. Top with a dollop of mango chutney and enjoy!

    Onion bhaji burgers
  2. Falafel lettuce wraps

    For a great alfresco feast without the gluten, try these vibrant lettuce wraps. Spread Moroccan-style houmous onto Little Gem lettuce leaves and top with falafels and tangy pickled red cabbage. Scatter with feta for the perfect picnic snack.

    Falafel lettuce wraps
  3. Beetroot and butter bean dip

    This dip is perfect for a feel-good family picnic. Use a stick blender to blitz beetroot and tinned butter beans with some smoky ras el hanout until silky smooth. Serve with colourful veggies, like carrot batons and halved sugarsnaps, for dipping.

    Beetroot and butter bean dip
  4. Berry skewers

    Sweeten up your picnic with these brilliant berry skewers. Made with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, this fruity treat is sure to put a smile on the kids’ faces. Put some Belgian chocolate sauce into a container for dipping.

    Berry skewers
  5. Green eggs and ham pinwheels

    These pinwheels are not your average picnic sarnie! Wholemeal wraps are stuffed full of egg mayonnaise, basil pesto, spinach, and oak-smoked ham. Tightly wrap it up, then slice into bitesize pinwheels. You can also make these ahead of time – simply wrap in clingfilm and chill.

    Green eggs and ham pinwheels
  6. Rainbow salad

    Pack up a family-friendly picnic. This fun rainbow salad is made from sweetcorn, beetroot, carrots, cucumber, and tomatoes. Drizzle the crunchy salad with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a fresh picnic side dish that the kids will love.

    Rainbow salad