A dinner party’s all well and good, but it’s nothing on lunch al fresco. While summer is in full swing, why not take advantage of Australia’s seasonal produce with a picnic? Here’s an easy meal that tastes great - and travels well.

Mayo, Mint and Prawn Sandwiches – Serves 2

Nothing speaks to Australian summer quite like fresh prawns on fresh bread. This recipe improves on perfection.

Mayo, Mint and Prawn Sandwiches
The perfect prawn: There’s nothing quite like seafood in summer. 

  • 300g Cooked Prawns
  • ½ tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • Bunch of Fresh Mint
  • 2 tbsp. Capers
  • Soft Fresh Whole Grain Bread
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Shell prawns and roughly dice.
  2. Combine prawns, a handful of capers, and finely cut mint in a bowl.
  3. Stir through mayonnaise.
  4. Cut bread into rectangular batons, discarding crust.
  5. Spoon on a thick layer of the prawn-mint-mayo mixture and apply sandwich lid.
  6. Wrap in greaseproof paper for transportation in picnic basket.
Nutritional information per serve: Energy: 1195kJ / Protein: 27.8g / Total Fat: 5.5g / Saturated Fat: 1.0g / Carbohydrate: 28.4g / Sugars: 3.5g / Fibre: 4.8g / Sodium: 1095mg

Mango Soba Salad – Serves 2

Served cold, this refreshing salad puts to use the King of Fruits: the mango.

Mango Soba Salad
The summer holidays should be all about relaxing and rejuvinating, so this healthy and refreshing salad ticks all the boxes.

  • 1 Large Mango
  • 1 Packet (200g) of Soba Noodles
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • ½ bunch Coriander
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Cook soba noodles in boiling water, drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside to cool.
  2. Slice cucumber, roughly chop coriander and dice chilli. Add to bowl.
  3. Cut mango into large cubes and add to mix.
  4. Add cold soba noodles to the bowl, then stir through sesame oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon the salad into jars, and serve with chopsticks (or, if you insist, a fork).
Nutritional information per serve: Energy: 925kJ / Protein: 6.7g / Total Fat: 3.5g / Saturated Fat: 0.5g / Carbohydrate: 36.2g / Sugars: 12.8g / Fibre: 8.6g / Sodium: 335mg