Picnic platter

Picnic platter

Turn a few picnic favourites like cheese, chutney, pâté and salami into a no-cook dinner party centrepiece, and finish it off with some quick and easy pickles
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    First, make the pickles. Put the fennel, radishes and dill in a large bowl. Pour over the cornichons or pickled onions along with the liquid from the jar and a pinch of salt, then toss the mixture a few times to mix everything together. Cover and leave to pickle at room temperature for 30 minutes or chill for up to three days.
  2. Step 2

    Arrange the cheese, grapes, olives, almonds and chutney on a large serving platter. Cover with a clean tea towel and set aside for 1 hour or until ready to serve. Add the vegetable batons, pâté, and sourdough slices or crackers just before serving, along with a few small bowls of the quick pickles. Serve with knives and small plates for everyone to help themselves.