Looking for some new picnic ideas now the warmer outdoor weather beckons?
When it comes to tasty picnic salads we've got your hamper covered with these 7 choice options.
Think outside the box and go for bulkier, robust salads that are happy to hang around for a while whether at the bottom of a backpack or waiting for you after a long walk.
Try salads based on grains, pulses are potatoes that will keep well as well as being easy to eat in the great outdoors. Try using bulkier vegetables like cauliflower or broccoli that will hold their shape better than fresh salad leaves.
Here are our 7 top picnic salads:
Add some colour to your picnic with this super easy salad recipe with crunch, including red cabbage, pomegranate and Brazil nuts.
Coleslaw is always a classic favourite. Try this cream cabbage recipe to accompany cold cuts.
This traditional Tuscan salad made with stale bread, tomatoes, capers will enjoy being left some extra time to marinade and is delcious served at room temperature.
Want to add some tasty carbs into the mix? Try this fresh Greek and Mediterranean salad with black and green olives, feta cheese and potatoes.
This Tuscan salad with cannellini beans lends itself perfectly to picnics. Delicious served at room temperature where the creamy white beans shine through laced with a garlic and basil perfume.
Like it spicy? Try this tasty recipe for cauliflower and potato salad, enriched with curry powder, cumin and coriander seeds.
If you love the super food quinoa try this simpe salad packed with flavour from black olives and feta cheese.
If you're looking for some funky containers to pack your salad up, check out 14 of the best lunch boxes.