45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Sharon Palmer

Just in time for the warm weather (and the Hollywood Bowl in my neck of the woods!), I am putting together this incredible collection of 100% plant-based, vegan recipes perfect for packing away on your next summer picnic. After all, is there nothing better than eating delicious food in the open air, with a warm breeze ruffling through your hair, birds chirping among the tree branches, and interesting chatter humming in the background with your loved ones? I rest my case! That’s why I asked some of my all-time favorite bloggers to share their best summer picnic recipes. You will want to try all of these this summer, I promise. Remember, get out there and enjoy all that summer has to offer!

45 Plant-Powered Summer Picnic Recipes

Beverages

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Sparkling Antioxidant Citrus Tea, Sophia DeSantis, Veggies Don’t Bite (shown above)
Mango Cucumber Cooler, Amrita Iyer, The Food Samaritan

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Jalapeno Limeade, Steven Seighman, The Nut Free Vegan (shown above)
Green Tea Hibiscus Fruit Punch, Marly Beelman, Namely Marly

Appetizers

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Classic Bruschetta, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Spring Rolls, Maro Akamatra, Akamatra
Oven Baked Beet Chips, Holly Bertone, Pink Fortitude

Dips

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Fresh Mango Kiwi Salsa, Anjali Lalani, Vegetarian Gastronomy (shown above)
Kalamata Olive and Basil Tapenade Dip, Ginger Hultin, RDN, Champagne Nutrition
Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip, Kaila Proulx, Healthy Helper

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Vegan Cashew Jalapeno Ranch Dip, Valentina Celant, The Baking Fairy (shown above)
Olive Tapenade, Jenny Lee, The Lazy Vegan Baker

Salads

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Vegan Southern-Style Creamy Potato Salad, Linda Meyer, Veganosity (shown above)
Kala Chana Chaat (Black Chickpea Salad), Shahzadi Devje, RDN, Desilicious RD
Cannellini Bean Salad with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Dixya Bhattarai, RD, Food, Pleasure, and Health

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Vegan Lemon Broccoli Pasta Salad, Brita Britnell, Food with Feeling (shown above)
Vegan Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad, Amy Katz, Veggies Save the Day
Creamy Chipotle Lime Bean Salad, Sam Turnbull, It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad, Kelly Page, Tasting Page (shown above)
“Chicken” Pecan Salad, Sandra Sellani, The 40-Year-Old Vegan
Velvety Avocado Vegan Pasta Salad, Kathryn Pfeffer-Scanlan, RDN, One Hungry Bunny

Vegan Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing, Lauren Blake, RDN, Whole Living Lauren (shown above)
Hummus Potato Salad, Florian Nouh, Contendedness Cooking
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad, Meredith Kauffman, Feed Them Wisely

Kidney Bean Salad, Jennifer Sebestyen, Veggie Inspired (shown above)
Spring Raspberry Salad, Chelsey Amer, RDN, C It Nutritionally
Asian Chopped Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing, Judy Barbe, RDN, Live Best

Sandwiches/Wraps

Cranberry Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, Stephanie McKertcher, RDN, The Grateful Grazer (shown above)
Crispy Honey Mustard Tofu Sandwich, Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, Eat Real Live Well
Seven Layer Santa Barbara Veggie Sandwich, Kathy Patalsky, Healthy Happy Life

Vegan Tuna Mayo (Tuna Salad) Sandwich, Katherine Hackworthy, Veggie Desserts (shown above)
Mushroom Meatball & Garlic Cream Sandwich, Rosie Newton, The Hungry Herbivores
Carrot and Spinach Crunch Lunch Wrap, Jacqueline Meldrum, Tinned Tomatoes

Vegan BLT with Baked Tempeh Bacon, Melissa Huggins, Vegan Huggs (shown above)
Buffalo Tahini Quinoa and Rice Wraps, Rebecca Pytell, Strength and Sunshine
Sabich Sandwich, Amanda Logan, My Goodness Kitchen

Desserts

Extra Decadent Sunbutter Cookies, Kelly Roenicke,The Pretty Bee (shown above)
Vegan Raspberry Almond Squares, Audrey Snowe, Unconventional Baker

Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping, Kate Ford, The Veg Space

Cake Balls, Nicole Nicole Berth, When Sweet Becomes Healthy (shown above)
Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies with Chickpeas and Oats, Milka Kostic, Eat the Vegan Rainbow
No Bake Super Matcha Bars, Andrea Mathis, RDN, Beautiful Eats and Things

Chunky Monkey Muffins, Bianca Haun, Elephantastic Vegan (shown above)
Blueberry Hand Pies, Johanne Rosenthal, Sunnyside Hanne

For other plant-based recipe collections, check out:

30 Plant-Powered Camping Recipes
45 Plant-Powered Summer Picnic Recipes
20 Plant-Based Sheet Pan Meal Recipes

 

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