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.
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.
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.
Adorable little ladybirds made of wee cherry tomatoes, olives and chives that are great for birthday parties and school fetes. Put on a cracker or a cucumber slice.
This is a perfect appetizer that can be made with a group of friends with lots of filling and folding for everyone to bond over. The feta and spinach combination taste great too.
These mini quiches are so quick and easy you could get your little one to help you. They are great for entertaining, for kids' parties and as a snack and also great for school lunch boxes and can be whipped up in no time! If you don't have puff pastry I have made these without and they still come out really good.
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.
Stir together this easy, tangy Gorgonzola cheese dip flavoured with garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, red onion and parsley. You can use other blue cheese if you wish.
These triangles make great little party nibbles or a tasty entree to a larger meal. The recipe is fairly simple and is primarily a combination of spinach and cheese.
Classic hummus made with chickpeas, onion, tahini, garlic, lemon, cumin and olive oil - then flavoured and coloured with beetroot.
A very robust tapenade with the assertive flavours of anchovies, capers and kalamata olives. Serve with pita bread triangles for dipping.
Meatballs for vegetarians made with breadcrumbs, eggs, spinach, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Make great party food or snacks.
These delicious asparagus rolls are a kiwi staple. Just butter your bread then roll up your asparagus. Yum.
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.
Great party favour of mixed nuts and fantastic spices. All your guests will love you. Perfect as cocktail nibbles.
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 :)
Similar to homemade muesli bars these are an ideal snack that contains bananas and sultanas with some extra flavour from cinnamon and vanilla.
This is a great take on salsa which uses watermelon instead of tomato but still includes onion, chilli, coriander and balsamic vinegar.
Asparagus rolls with brown bread and buttered with cream cheese make a great picnic treat or just a delicious after school snack.
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.
A really simple pesto which is perfect when you want something quick for a party. Great for pita bread or veggies.