Big gatherings still aren't possible, but few things bring people together better than a basket packed to the brim with delicious, homemade goodies. 

The sun is finally sticking around, so make the most of it by building your own picnic basket – or better yet, make it a picnic pot-luck! From warm and hearty salads and refreshing nibbles, to zesty tray bakes and moreish chocolatey bites, everything tastes better when eaten outside. 

Here are some of our favourite summery dishes, so go and dust down that picnic basket and root out the blanket!

Hot Smoked Salmon Salad

Green Bean Bruschetta

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad with Bacon XO Sauce

Strawberries and Cream

Donal Skehan's Rocky Road Chocolate Bars

Little Pork Pies

BBQ Deviled Eggs

Orange, Poppy and Polenta Drizzle Squares

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Roasted Almond Hummus with Roasted Vegetables

Muffuletta Sandwich

Millionaire's Shortbread

Goats Cheese, Red Onion and Thyme Quiche