The 6 parts of a perfect picnic basket

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The secret to a great picnic basket? Finger food that’s as easy to prepare as it is to eat. Take the hassle out of packing a basket with this simple formula

1. Something salty

Charcuterie, a duo of local olives and some capers, smoked salmon or mackerel add saltiness.

2. Something creamy

Cheese, please! Try the new Woolies’ Saint Louis, Boland Blue, Chevre Roue or Creamy Blue Pearl, or keep things classic with a traditional Brie or creamy Overberg.

3. Some carbs

Skip the soggy sandwiches and grab a loaf of crusty fresh bread that can be easily torn apart on site.

4. Something spreadable

Stock up on harissa-and-dukkah hummus, babaganoush, or taramasalata for dipping or spreading.

5. Some crunch

Nuts, mixed veggie crisps, and plenty of chopped lettuce and cucumber add texture.

6. Something sweet

Add freshness – and sweetness – with grapes, peaches, raspberries and iced juice. Indulgent triple-chocolate brownies make the perfect pud.

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The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.

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