Who wants to mess with cutlery on a picnic? This is why picnic finger food is so popular; try some of these sweet and savoury recipes.
A really simple pesto which is perfect when you want something quick for a party. Great for pita bread or veggies.
This delicious dish makes a great dip or entree. Basil and tomatoes are seasoned with green chilli, garlic and sea salt. Serve with toasted baguette slices or pitta wedges.
Classic hummus made with chickpeas, onion, tahini, garlic, lemon, cumin and olive oil - then flavoured and coloured with beetroot.
This mixture is kept in the fridge. It makes 8 cups, and I use it in 2 cupful lots to make different flavoured biscuits as required. 2 cups makes 24 biscuits.
This is a rich and nutritious dip, great with Turkish or Lebanese bread, crackers, tortilla chips or just spooned onto a salad! If you prefer to use dried beans, soak them overnight, then simmer in enough water to cover for approximately 45 minutes, until soft.
Ginger crunch is amazing. It is a New Zealand favourite, with crunchy slice bottom topped with a sweet and spicy ginger icing that's made of butter and golden syrup.
Make this when quinces are around, this paste is a great addition to a cheese tray. It goes particularly well with the stronger and sharper cheeses.
These delicious asparagus rolls are a kiwi staple. Just butter your bread then roll up your asparagus. Yum.
This makes an awesome treat to take along to any bbq /picnic/ gathering of friends etc. Can be nibbled on for ages. Once the bread dippers run out just start eating the cobb loaf it all was contained in :)
Brushed with an aromatic paste, puff pastry turns into a delicious snack in a flash. Freezing these rolls for about 45 mins makes them easier to cut.