The weather is improving and we should make the most if it. It’s time for al fresco dining, soaking up the sun and lovely picnics. Here are three delicious little dishes that are easy to pack along with a bottle of lemonade and high spirits.
The aim is to make practical dishes that don’t require much preparation when you arrive.
We’ve gone with a bruschetta with strawberries and Castello Double Cream Brie. Strawberries are generally associated with desserts, but they also go very well with the white mould cheese. If you have some ham or tomatoes, bring them along, too, and you practically have a bruschetta buffet.
Baked goods always make a lovely addition to a picnic. While we considered a tart, we decided to go with pierogis. They make a perfect finger food. Substitute the smoked salmon with chicken or ham, if you don’t fancy fish. Or try making a vegetarian version with sautéed mushrooms and spinach.
The salad adds some crispy freshness. We’ve chosen coarser veggies that can be transported in a container without becoming damaged. This is also why all the ingredients are packed separately. Herbs tend to wilt quickly once they’ve been coated in dressing. We went with cheddar for its strong flavour, which adds a lovely depth to salad. So it’s not just a salad, but more like a meal. This salad also works well as a packed lunch.