Aside from good weather, every good picnic needs a good selection of dishes in order to be a success. Ideally, you should choose a few recipes that are good for sharing, not too messy and easy to transport. Potato salads and pasta salads are great for this kind of occasion as not only are they a picnic staple, but they're also filling and so easy to make.
For something a little different, try our Swedish surprise pasta salad; the pickled herring is a great source of protein and the flavours that come together are really unique. If you want to stick to a classic recipe, then our pesto potato salad is ideal as our take on a traditional salad.
A bit like a quiche but filled with rich custard and plenty of filling this leek and goats' cheese picnic loaf recipe will steal the show. It's a bit of a cheat's recipe, as you will need to buy the loaf and simply scoop out the soft inside and fill it instead with the leek and cheese mix but it's ideal as you'll probably be preparing several different dishes to bring, and this is a great time-saver.
Don't forget drinks! Pack up wine or beers in a cooler, or make your own non-alcoholic summer drink. Homemade elderflower cordial topped up with sparkling water or tonic and finished with a pretty straw always looks the part.
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