Our guide to eating outdoors, from picnic recipes to the must-haves for great outdoor dining.
Sun-drenched days and the whiff of freshly cut grass and rolling sunflower fields scream perfect picnic weather. Make the most of the warmer weather by getting out your picnic basket and enjoying an al fresco feast!
Packing a picnic is all about having a variety of snacks to enjoy in the sunshine. You’ll want to include easily packaged goods that don’t spoil easily. Also remember to include a few ice packs so you won’t have to leave your favourite popsicle at home!
Packing your picnic hamper
Once you’ve chosen your basket, line it with ice packs or frozen bottles of water. Pack wet wipes, a bottle opener, a tray on which to serve drinks, napkins, salt and pepper for seasoning, and serving spoons.
Now that you have the basics down, you can settle into a shady spot and serve up with confidence.
Main picnic recipes
Dishes to bulk up your picnic
Load up on portable snacks and nibbles. Think curried chicken Scotch eggs, tomato and chicken empanadas and cheesy parmesan chips dipped in bacon guacamole. Pack a crunchy bruschetta and pair with this rooibos-smoked angelfish pâté or this spicy fig and plum chutney.
Salads and side picnic recipes
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Sweet picnic treats
Satisfy your sweet tooth with these no-mess salted dark chocolate caramel tart, granadilla cheesecake tartlets, Death by Chocolate mini log cakes and mouthwatering honeycomb-stuffed choc-chip cookies.