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 very robust tapenade with the assertive flavours of anchovies, capers and kalamata olives. Serve with pita bread triangles for dipping.
Recipe by: Jim Clark
The trick to great guacamole is to use good avocados. Make sure your avocados are ripe and if possible the Hass variety works best in this recipe. Add some chilli powder if you like too.
Recipe by: PHLOX
A slightly thinner version of vegemite scrolls with herbs and mustard. These snails make great finger food. Freezing the roll for 30 mins makes them easier to cut thin but is not essential.
Recipe by: SamanthasSupper
Looking for a mean feast to feed a crowd? Corn, prawns, crab, potatoes and sausage all boiled together to make enough kai to feed 15. This is as quick and easy as.
Recipe by: Lisa
These delicious asparagus rolls are a kiwi staple. Just butter your bread then roll up your asparagus. Yum.
Recipe by: Cattleya
This is one of my favourite starters. Smoked salmon on a cracker with cream cheese, sliced red onion and capers. This is a great afternoon snack a gourmet entree.
Recipe by: JuliettevanSon
A really simple pesto which is perfect when you want something quick for a party. Great for pita bread or veggies.
Recipe by: veggigoddess
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.
Recipe by: LGUROWITZ
This is a great take on salsa which uses watermelon instead of tomato but still includes onion, chilli, coriander and balsamic vinegar.
Recipe by: Larry Brodahl
This is a lovely tapenade based on chopped dried figs and black olives. You can add a little more balsamic if you like it tangy.
Recipe by: Anne