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7 recipes that are picnic perfection

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that some food just tastes better outside! With Spring here and Auckland’s new easing of restrictions set to include outdoor gatherings, picnics are about to become our new favourite pastime.

We’ve compiled some of our best finger foods and most transportable recipes to fill your picnic basket with!

Spicy Sausage Rolls

Ah Sausage Rolls – perhaps the best picnic food of all time. Equally as delicious cold as they are hot – don’t forget to pack the tomato sauce!

Sticky Beef Sushi

Meeting up with a bubble to impress? Pack your chopsticks and whip up this Sticky Beef Sushi for a classy outdoor meal.



Picnic Pasties

Literally made made to be eaten on a blanket surrounded by nature, these Picnic Pasties are a necessity for any outdoor gathering.



Turkish Lamb Pizza

Everyone knows that if you eat pizza with a knife and fork you’re doing it wrong – pack it for your picnic and leave the cutlery at home! However, do pack the yoghurt sauce separately to avoid *shudder* soggy pizza.


Hand Held Beef Mince Pies

Perfect for playdates, these are always a hit with kids! Better yet, they're good for them too! Mince is rich in protein, iron and zinc!

Rosemary and Balsamic Lamb Steaks with Israeli Couscous Salad

Pack some veges into your outdoor culinary pursuits with this truly epic salad. Israeli cous cous, Quality Mark New Zealand lamb steaks and your favourite veggies – even your Tupperware will be impressed!


Steak Banh Mi

Would it be a picnic without sandwiches? For a twist on your stock standard bread and fillings, grab some mini baguettes and steak for Bahn Mi!


Posted by Lauren Shamy

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