Picnic food on a blanket outside

You don’t need sandwiches to have an incredible picnic

It's all about tarts, wraps and salads...

By Rebecca Shepherd, 28 April 2017
You don’t need sandwiches to have an incredible picnic

Sandwiches are often considered the quintessential picnic treat – and for good reason too. They’re bite-sized, easy to make and they travel well, too.

But you don’t need a classic cheese and pickle sandwich - or any sandwich for that matter - to have an amazing picnic. From tortillas, sausage rolls and couscous salads, there really is more to a picnic than two slices of bread separated with a filling.

To help inspire your Bank Holiday picnic, we've rounded up some tasty inspiration. 

Sweet potato, spinach & feta quiche

Tangy feta complements the sweet veg in this savoury tart – and it's delicious served with a green salad or by itself. Just make sure you keep it chilled when transporting it to your picnic destination. But if you'd prefer to buy a quiche instead of making one, try this Extra Special Maple Cured Smoked Bacon Quiche Lorraine

Sausage rolls

These sausage rolls are perfect for parties, lunchboxes and picnics! Or if you don't fancy spending the day slaving away in the kitchen in order to enjoy an alfresco meal, make your life easier by picking up all your picnic supplies in store. Or if you're after a lighter meal, try our Extra Special Grab boxes. There's the likes of a Korean Chicken Salad, Smoked Salmon and Avocado Sushi Salas and Orzo Salad with feta and slow roasted tomatoes to choose from. 

Pulled pork burritos

These Mexican-inspired tortilla wraps are bursting with flavour - and they're so easy to make. Simply divide the cooked pork, beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa and avocado between the tortillas and squeeze on the lime juice. Fold in the ends of the tortilla then wrap it around the filling. Dry-fry the burritos for 1 min on each side, until the tortilla crisps and the cheese melts then wrap it in foil to keep it warm and all together. 

Roasted squash & cous cous salad

A hearty vegetarian salad is perfect for warm days and this recipe includes 2 of your 5-a-day! Or if your picnic is a spur of the moment occasion, pick up our ready made sundried tomato cous cous which is scattered with crunchy courgettes and drizzled in our rich tomato and balsamic dressing - yum!

sticky chicken wings

From Vivek Singh's 'Spice at Home', these sticky chicken wings are oven-cooked in a marinade bursting with flavour, meaning they'll go down a treat at your picnic. Or if you're short on time, try our Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings which you can pick up in store. 

Bacon & egg picnic pies

These tasty mini pies are ideal for outdoor eating. Plus they'll keep for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Spanish-style tortilla wedges

These easy egg, potato and vegetable wedges are delicious hot or cold, so they’re great for picnics instead of sandwiches.

Scotch egg

It wouldn't be a picnic without a Scotch egg, right? With a crisp coating, slightly runny yolk and spicy black pudding for a bit of a twist, these are really special. Or if you're in a rush, pop into Asda and pick up our pre-made pack of 4 Scotch eggs.

Greek-style pasta salad

The whole family will enjoy this summer-holiday-inspired salad with its tangy feta and sun-ripened veg.

Feeling inspired to have a picnic over the bank holiday? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store