Picnic Must Haves

Welcome back to part two of the perfect summer picnic. This week we share our favourite picnic recipes along with our picnic must haves...

Picnic Recipes

Watermelon & feta salad

Ingredients
  • 700 g watermelon

  • 1 small red onion

  • 180 g feta cheese

  • 1 bunch of fresh mint

  • extra virgin olive oil

Method
  1. Scoop out and chop the watermelon flesh into chunks, discarding the peel.

  2. Peel and finely slice the onion, crumble the feta, then pick the mint leaves, tearing any larger ones.

  3. Place it all into a bowl and combine. Drizzle over a little oil and season with black pepper.

Wild rice salad

Ingredients
  • 400 g mixed rice, such as Camargue, wild and long-grain

  • 150 g mixed nuts

  • ½ a bunch of fresh basil

  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint

  • 75 g dried apricots

  • extra virgin olive oil

Method
  1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions until tender. Drain, then allow to cool.

  2. Roughly chop the mixed nuts, pick and roughly chop the basil and mint leaves, then roughly chop the apricots.

  3. Combine with the rice, season with sea salt and black pepper, then drizzle with oil. Serve with grilled meat or fish.

Asparagus & halloumi salad

Ingredients
  • 450 g asparagus

  • 250 g halloumi

  • 1 bulb of fennel

  • 1 red onion

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ an orange

Method
  1. In a large pan of boiling salted water, boil the asparagus until tender, then refresh in cold water.

  2. Preheat a griddle pan over a high heat. Slice and add the halloumi, then cook until charred, turning occasionally.

  3. Trim and finely slice the fennel, then peel and finely slice the onion.

  4. Place into a bowl with the asparagus and halloumi.

  5. Combine the oil with the orange zest and juice, then season well with sea salt and black pepper.

  6. Pour the dressing over the other ingredients, toss well and serve.

Must Haves

Waterproof Picnic Rug - Marks & Spencer Ice Packs - Lakeland Tableware Set - Peach Blossom Picnic Basket - Prestige Wicker Napkins - Little Lulubel Insulated Cool Bag - Lakeland Unbreakable Wine Goblet - Lakeland Picnic Cutlery - Peach Blossom Unbreakable Bowl - Lakeland

Happy Picnicing!

Team Fozzles x

*picnic recipes from Jamie Magazine

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