10 Picnic-Perfect Dishes From Zurie

Feast your eyes on 10 of Zurie's beautiful summer dishes and photos - all great al fresco options for your next potluck or picnic.

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Grape Tomatoes With Bacon and Sage

"I bought a bag of small, sweet grape tomatoes and had to find a use for them other than in salads. This simple side dish is especially nice with a roast chicken and baby potatoes roasted alongside."

-Zurie

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Rustic Spinach and Feta Tart

"A very simple, tasty, crustless tart you can throw together in minutes! This, to me, is so typical of the wonderfully casual way in which Mediterranean French dishes are made — quickly, fresh and no-nonsense."

-Zurie

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South African Picnic Bread

"This is the perfect road food, fisherman's lunch, school lunch or breakfast. It definitely does not need butter — just slice and eat. This does not pretend to be a low-fat recipe — it's meant for long days away from home, when one slice means sustenance."

-Zurie

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Auntie Fanny's Pea & Mint Mash

"This does not pretend to be any great gourmet dish! It's a simple, comforting side dish, which should be served with roast chicken, roast potatoes, salad and wine."

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Festive Caprese Salad Wreath

"This is not really a recipe, so use the picture as a guide! Use both sliced and whole tomatoes, and try to get different-sized types. I made this for our hot-weather Christmas lunch, but it would be perfect for any occasion."

-Zurie

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Gruyere Roulade With Herbed Cheese Filling

"This is delicious for a buffet table or served as a starter, sliced and nicely plated. The recipe is a 'won't fail' one and satisfyingly creative. (A slice warmed lightly, with a fried egg on top, makes a great breakfast!)"

-Zurie

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Bruschetta With Avocado & Chilli Pepper Topping

"These popular snacks do not present many problems for the cook. Here's a change from the tomato-y ones."

-Zurie

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Pretty Cool Summer Salad

"Quick and very healthy! Great with grilled meats or as a light lunch with bread and a glass of chilled wine."

-Zurie

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Spicy Jumbo Shrimps With Old Cape Flavours

"Use the largest shrimp you can get. Sea-fresh shrimps are always better tasting than farmed shrimp. But if beggars can't be choosers, the spice in this recipe will make any shrimp or prawn taste great!"

-Zurie

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Savoury Ricotta Snacks

"A simple, low-carb snack. Crisply fried, crumbled bacon or dried hot pepper flakes can be added to the mixture to add more oomph."

-Zurie

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