Our Favourite Picnic Food Ideas for Warm Weather
Spring is here and summertime is right around the corner, which means it’s time to dust off your finest picnic basket and blanket and get ready to enjoy the sunshine. Make sure that your basket is packed full of appetising eats and sweet treats with our list of delicious picnic food ideas.
Essential Picnic Food Ideas
These classic dishes are a must-have in any picnic basket.
Rustic Pork Sausage Rolls
Sausage rolls are always a favourite, and these are simply delicious!
Classic Pork Pies
This pie filling is super easy, but be sure to buy good quality pork mince with a good fat ratio, if it’s too lean the pie will turn out dry.
Picnic Food Ideas – The Perfect Salads
Light, colourful and delicious, the perfect salad can make or break a picnic.
If you’re making this Panzanella salad recipe for a picnic, combine everything except the bread into a sealable glass jar, leaving some space for the bread at the top.
Pepper and Pomegranate Salad
Any salad that starts on the braai is perfect for a summer day. This vibrant dish is packed with tasty titbits and textures and dressed with a generous glug of extra virgin olive oil.
Picnic Food Ideas – Savoury Eats
The cornerstone of any picnic, the right savoury dishes will have your family coming back for more.
Scotch Eggs With A Horseradish and Chive Mayonnaise
Yum, an old favourite that never disappoints.
Chipotle Honey and Pineapple Chicken Kebabs
These killer mini kebabs are sweet, spicy and make a perfect snack for a road trip or picnic.
Picnic Food Ideas – Scrumptious Snacks
Get comfortable by sharing these yummy foods while basking in the sun.
Cumin Spiced Lamb Koftas
These spicy lamb meatballs served on a stick are simply delicious!
Parmesan and Thyme Baba Ghanoush
A tasty aubergine spread that will complement any meze platter or sandwich.
Pea, Ricotta and Cous Cous Fritters
Delicious, crispy little pea bites that are perfect as an informal nibble at or simply as a veggie snack. Use to scoop up delicious labneh or baba ganoush.
Homemade Labneh with Dukkah Flatbreads
Creamy, tangy and perfect for dipping!
Nevermind making a regular sandwich, how about stuffing the loaf!
Spinach, Red Pepper and Three Cheese Muffins
A great vegetarian snack that makes for a tasty picnic treat.
A delicious snack that is the perfect snack for picnickers to nibble on.
VEGGIE AND RICOTTA QUICHE WITH PARMESAN OLIVE OIL CRUST
A delicious savoury tart – that is delicious served warm or cold.
Sticky Clemengold and Ginger Korean Chicken Wings
Sweet and spicy charred chicken wings that are quick and easy to prepare – a real crowd pleaser. Make on the braai the night before and package up for your picnic.
A classic New York sandwich made at home – perfect for your picnic basket!
Get the recipe for this Reuben Sandwich
No picnic is complete without crisp, refreshing drink or two.
Passion Fruit and Ginger Ice Tea
The refreshing ginger and passion fruit drink is a perfect thirst quencher for a hot summers day.
Pineapple and Grapefruit Mojito
The mojito may not be entirely traditional, but it will definitely hit the spot on a sunny afternoon.
Picnic Food Ideas – Sweet Endings
No picnic would be complete without something sweet!
STRAWBERRY AND CREAM CHEESE FOLD-OVER PIES
These sweet dessert mini pies will be a hit at any party!
POLENTA, BLUEBERRY AND COCONUT MUFFINS
Deliciously moist and tender muffins with sweet blueberries. The polenta adds a lovely bit of texture and makes this a really substantial muffin that is great for snacking, picnics and lunchboxes.
There is nothing that hits the sweet spot like a piece of fudge. This yummy dark chocolate version is to-die-for!
LEMON AND POPPY SEED WHOOPIE PIES WITH RASPBERRY CREAM
This fun picnic treat is part cookie, part cake and it is delicious!
Right, your picnic basket is packed, now you need to know where to go. Check out these parks that are great for picnicking in Cape Town.
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