Plan the Perfect Picnic with Inspire Catering!

Summer is finally here, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a picnic? Whether you’re heading to the park, the beach, or your own backyard, a picnic is the perfect way to spend time with friends and family. At Inspire Catering, we have some delicious recipe ideas that are sure to make your picnic a success!

Our menu includes a variety of tasty treats, including a Charcuterie box, mini quiches, melt in the sun chocolate fondue, La La Land salad, panzanella, peach burrata salad, Cajun Prawn tostadas with Mango Salsa, and Fruit Skewers with Birthday Cake Yoghurt Dip. With such a diverse range of dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

So, grab your picnic blanket, pack up your basket, and let Inspire Catering help you plan the perfect picnic!

Charcuterie Box

Looking to create a delicious and easy-to-pack picnic snack? A charcuterie box is the perfect solution! With some artisan crackers, a selection of antipasti meats, and a variety of cheeses like smoked cheese, cheddar, brie, and blue cheese, you can create a beautiful and tasty spread that’s perfect for your picnic.

To balance out the flavours, add a selection of fruits like strawberries, figs, grapes, and tomatoes. You can also include olives, pickles, nuts, honey, and chocolates as optional extras to add some extra flavour and variety to your charcuterie box.

With these simple ingredients, you can create a personalised and delicious charcuterie box that’s perfect for your picnic. Get creative with your selection of meats, cheeses, fruits, and other goodies, and have fun putting together a snack that everyone will love. Plus, it’s easy to pack and take with you on the go, making it the perfect addition to any picnic basket.

Melted in the Sun Chocolate Fondue

Looking for a quick and easy fondue hack that is been trending on TikTok? Look no further than this simple hack! All you need to do is unwrap a chocolate bar and let it melt in the sun. Once it’s melted, add your favourite bite-sized fruits, cake pieces, marshmallows, biscuits, and sweets for dipping. It’s a fun and delicious way to enjoy a sweet treat without needing a fondue machine.

Mini Quiches

The perfect picnic accompaniments!


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry dough (375g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 120ml of milk
  • 60g of grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favourite)
  • 60g of diced ham or cooked bacon
  • 30g of chopped spinach (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Roll out the puff pastry dough on a floured surface.
  3. Cut the dough into 12 equal squares.
  4. Press each square into the cups of a muffin tin.
  5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  6. Add the shredded cheese, diced ham or cooked bacon, and chopped spinach (if using) to the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Pour the egg mixture into each muffin cup, filling each about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the quiches are puffed and golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Use a knife to loosen the edges of the quiches and remove them from the muffin tin.
  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

These mini quiches would be a perfect addition to a picnic basket. You can easily pack them and take them with you on the go. And yes, feel free to customize the filling to your liking by adding your favourite vegetables, meats and cheeses. This recipe is very versatile, so you can get creative with the ingredients. I hope you enjoy making and eating these mini quiches!

La La Land Salad

Looking for a colourful and delicious addition to your summer picnic? Check out the recipe by TikTok Lalaland for a tasty spring salad that’s sure to impress!

This salad is bursting with fresh flavours and vibrant colours, making it the perfect addition to any picnic spread.


  • 320g fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe peach, pitted and diced
  • 120g crumbled feta cheese
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach leaves, diced avocado, diced tomato, and thinly sliced red onion.
  2. Add the diced peach and crumbled feta cheese to the bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil to make the dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  5. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!



  • 400g stale sourdough, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 50g parmesan cheese, shaved

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the torn sourdough, cherry tomatoes, sea salt, black pepper, capers, red onion, garlic, and red pepper.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
  4. Spread the mixture out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and the tomatoes are slightly caramelized.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, sea salt, and black pepper to make the dressing.
  6. In a large salad bowl, combine the roasted bread and tomato mixture with the diced cucumber and torn basil leaves.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  8. Top with shaved parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Enjoy this delicious and hearty Panzanella salad as a perfect side dish at your picnic!

Peach Burrata Salad

This is a refreshing and easy-to-make salad to bring to your next picnic. Try this delicious Peach and Burrata Salad! Bursting with the flavours of juicy peaches, and sweet strawberries with a little kick of heat from jalapenos. Topped with creamy burrata cheese and drizzled with a balsamic vinegar glaze, it’s a perfect balance of savoury, spicy and sweet.


  • 3 ripe peaches, sliced
  • 250g strawberries, sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 250g burrata cheese
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar glaze


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the sliced peaches, sliced strawberries, and thinly sliced jalapenos.
  2. Add the torn basil leaves to the bowl and gently toss to combine.
  3. Break apart the burrata cheese into small pieces and add it to the salad.
  4. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar glaze over the top of the salad
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Cajun Prawn Tostadas with Mango Salsa

Another picnic part pleaser is Cajun Prawn Tostadas with Avocado and Mango Salsa. This dish combines spicy Cajun-seasoned prawns with creamy avocado and sweet mango salsa, all served on a crispy fried tortilla.


  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 pound large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Brush the tortillas with sunflower oil and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until they are crispy and lightly browned.
  • In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil over medium heat. Add the prawns and sprinkle them with cajun seasoning and chilli flakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are pink and cooked through.
  • In a bowl, mix the diced avocado, jalapenos, red onion, mango, coriander, and red chilli. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To assemble the tostadas, place a spoonful of the mango salsa on each tortilla. Top with the cooked prawns.
  • Serve the tostadas on a platter or individual plates and enjoy them as a tasty and spicy addition to your picnic!

This dish is perfect for a picnic, as it’s easy to transport and assemble at your picnic. The combination of spicy prawns and sweet mango salsa is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and the crispy tortillas add a satisfying crunch to each bite. Give it a try at your next picnic and impress your friends and family with this delicious dish!

Fruit Skewers with Birthday Cake Yoghurt Dip

Add another colour pop to your picnic! these skewers are made with fresh strawberries, tangerines, mango, kiwi, and red grapes, and are served with a creamy and flavourful dip made with Greek yoghurt, cream cheese, vanilla extract, sprinkles, and strawberry dessert syrup.


For the Fruit Skewers:

  • 10-12 strawberries
  • 4 tangerines peeled and segmented.
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks.
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and cut into chunks.
  • 225g red grapes

For the Birthday Cake Dip:

  • 240ml Greek yoghurt
  • 113g cream cheese, softened.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles
  • 2 tbsp strawberry dessert syrup


  1. Prepare the fruit by washing and cutting them into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Thread the fruit onto skewers in any order you like.
  3. In a bowl, mix the Greek yoghurt, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and strawberry dessert syrup until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the sprinkles to the bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Serve the fruit skewers with the birthday cake yoghurt dip on the side.
  6. Enjoy as a healthy and delicious picnic accompaniment!
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