Cold Picnic Food Recipes

When the weather heats up, cold picnic food recipes allow you to be flexible and avail yourselves of the outdoors.

There are lots of summer picnic recipes here! Empanadas make ideal finger food but there are also summer dessert recipes that would transport easily. Common sense dictates that some of the recipes will need cooling before transferring to suitable containers, for example, the oven baked whole chicken. Finally, round it all off with the best fruit cake recipe - light and easily sliced, or what about a cheesecake?

You need a modicum of organization when planning a picnic: ask yourself what utensils and crockery you will need, how you will serve the food, how you will transport the food, how far you will be carrying the food and how long the food will stand before you eat it. Based on the answers to these questions, you will be able to tailor these easy picnic recipes to your needs. Get out there and enjoy!

Easy Quiche Recipes

Easy Quiche Recipes

Whole Chicken Recipes

Choose one of these whole chicken recipes:  roast the chicken, cool it and then slice it.  Store in a sealed container and serve with a selection of breads or rolls, and a salad.

Whole Chicken Recipes


These meat pie recipes transport well and make for easy eating.  They are a little work but quite delectable and well worth the effort.  The Chicken Phyllo Triangles are very popular on a picnic and disappear in an instant!

Phyllo Triangles filled with Chicken and Nuts

Picnic Sandwich Recipes

Who said that picnic sandwich recipes had to be dull? Try one of these recipes as a change from the norm...

Easy Pate Recipes

These two pate recipes work well when it comes to cold picnic food recipes.  Serve them with crackers, rolls or with good quality bread. Both pates are quickly prepared and transport well;  they are perfect with drinks and you can nibble on them as a snack.

Skewers and Kebabs

These kebabs and skewers are always a success.  Prepare them in advance and transport them in a sealed container.  Served with a salad, you have the ideal low calorie low fat picnic recipe.

And of course...Scottish Eggs!

Vegetable Salad Recipes

These cold picnic food recipes would not be complete without something sweet...

Round your picnic off with a muffin or a cupcake.  All of these recipes are quick and easy to make.

Muffin and Cupcake Recipes

And...this is the piece de resistance when it comes to summer picnic recipes...DO NOT PACK YOUR BASKET WITHOUT THIS FRUIT CAKE!!

Easy Cheesecake Recipes

These Cheesecakes will transport well if you keep them in their tins and then lift them onto a plate as you are about to slice them.  It goes without saying that you will have to transport them in a cool box or cooler bag.  Make sure that they stay upright by wedging them well.

Easy Cheesecake Recipes

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