Malton, with its charming streets and vibrant food scene, is the perfect destination for a delightful picnic. Whether you’re exploring the local markets or enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside, a well-prepared picnic is a must. In this blog post, we will explore the top five picnic dishes that will elevate your Malton adventures this summer.


  • Fig & serrano ham picnic bread

Kick off your Malton picnic with a show stopping Fig & Serrano ham picnic bread. This savoury loaf combines the sweetness of fresh figs with the saltiness of thinly sliced Serrano ham, all baked into a soft and fragrant bread. The combination of flavours and textures in each bite is simply divine. Slice it into portions for easy sharing and enjoy the blend of sweet and salty goodness.


  • Pesto pasta salad 

For a refreshing and filling side dish, a Pesto Pasta Salad is a perfect choice. Cook al dente pasta of your choice and toss it with a generous amount of homemade or store-bought pesto sauce. Add in colourful cherry tomatoes, olives, some fresh basil leaves and crunch pine nuts for an extra burst of flavour. This vibrant pasta salad is not only delicious but also easy to pack and transport for your Malton adventures.


  • Watermelon and feta salad 

A refreshing Watermelon and Feta salad is a perfect addition to your Malton picnic. Cut juicy watermelon into cubes and combine it with crumbled feta cheese, fresh mint leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. The sweet and juicy watermelon pairs beautifully with the salty and creamy feta, creating a delightful balance of flavours. This salad will keep you cool and and hydrated during your summer adventures. Although it seems like a wild card – trust us, it’s delicious.


  • Sausage rolls with a chicken and bacon filling

Sausage rolls are a classic picnic dish, and with a twist of flavours, they become even more enticing. Prepare sausage rolls with a flavourful chicken and bacon filling, seasoned with sundried tomatoes, garlic, and basil. The combination of juicy meat and aromatic herbs will have everyone reaching for seconds.


  • Banana and pecan nut bread

Finish off your Malton picnic on a sweet note with a moist and flavourful Banana and Pecan Nut bread. Packed with ripe bananas and crunchy pecans, this loaf is a delightful blend of textures and flavours. Slice it into thick pieces and enjoy it as a delicious treat during your summer adventures. It’s also a great make-ahead option, ensuring you have a satisfying dessert ready to be savoured.

Malton offers a delightful setting for a memorable picnic adventure, and with these five picnic dishes, your outdoor feast will be nothing short of amazing. Make sure your choice of accommodation is as great as your picnic and explore our rooms here: The Talbot Hotel