Picture it, the perfect picnic: a summer sun shines down on families and friends toting red checkered blankets and baskets laden with delicious food, and all around them, nature hums and buzzes in beautiful harmony. Burgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, salads, cookies, cakes, and pies galore…it’s a meat and dairy lover’s paradise, right? Or so you once thought. With the right recipes and tips, the comfort food at picnics can be 100% vegan and 100% delectable. Below you will find all the essential recipes to satisfy your savory side, your sweet tooth, and everything in between. You’ll find prepare-ahead recipes to bring to picnics as well as easy options to make on-site. If you’re not much of a picnicker, but you do like to camp or grill out, these recipes can still be great options for you. We’ve also included articles with specific tips, tricks, and recipes for picnicking, camping, and grilling alike. Bon appetit!
Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, and Sweet Onion Salad
Pineapple-Carrot Salad with Citrus Dressing
Corn Relish Salad
Herbed Potato Salad
Potato Salad with Thai Peanut Dressing
German Potato Salad
Mexican Cole Slaw
Easy Pasta Salad
Middle Eastern Macaroni Salad
Pecan and Red Pepper Pesto Macaroni Salad
Wild Rice Picnic Salad
Cold Quinoa Salad
Your A-Z of Picnic-Related Articles
Cold Salads for Warm Months
Cookies, Cookies, Cookies
Cool, Crisp Summer Salads
Fast Sandwich Spreads
Flavorful Salad Dressings without the Oil!
Menu Construction Lecture-see Grill On!, Summer Sandwiches, Beyond Green, and Happy Ending sections
Spring is in the air and so is the smell of veggie dogs!
Traveling with Vegan Children-see Car Travel section
Vegan Dishes without the Added Oil, Salt, or Sugar
Vegetarian Journal’s Guide to Veggie Dogs
Thanks to Myrial Holbrook for compiling this piece while doing an internship with The Vegetarian Resource Group.