Vegetarian Summer Picnic Food Ideas

When it's summer and the weather is hot, nobody wants to heat up the kitchen cooking food! Taking food out to the beach or park is always a great idea so there is less mess at home. There are so many amazing vegetarian dishes that are perfect for an outdoor picnic, whether it is with you and your significant other or your family here are a few Vegetarian Picnic Food Ideas.

Vegetarian Picnic Food Ideas

Vegetarian Picnic Food Ideas

While sandwiches with meat and other meat-based dishes might be common for picnics, this is definitely not your only option! Summer picnics can be easy and quick when using vegetarian options.

Quinoa Veggie Salad

quinoa veggie salad
If you are on a vegetarian diet, quinoa can be your new best friend. It provides a good amount of fiber and protein when you are not getting these nutrients from the meat you eat. It is also good for extra protein when you are on more of a vegan diet where you aren't eating much cheese.

With this Greek Quinoa and Chickpea Veggie Salad, you will use quinoa that has been cooked and cooled off, along with loading it with all your favorite veggies. This can be any combination you want from peas and carrots, to a selection of garden veggies like tomato, cucumber, and greens.

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad
Pasta salads can easily be turned into vegetarian meals simply by getting rid of the
chicken or shrimp the original recipe called for. A delicious pasta salad to try out is one
based on caprese.

You will use your preferred type of pasta, mixed with some olive oil,
balsamic vinegar, tomato, and mozzarella cheese. This Caprese Pasta Salad is light, simple, and delicious.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Crockpot spinach artichoke dip
Who doesn't love a creamy spinach artichoke dip? This is great for a vegetarian picnic that you also want to be a little on the healthier side. While it does use cheese, there are recipes out there that will help you prepare more of a lighter dip.

The artichoke and spinach is very good for you, and together with the cheese and seasonings create the perfect dip. You can dip sliced raw veggies, crackers, or just about anything else.

Veggie Wrap

veggie wraps
If you don't have a lot of time to prepare for your picnic, but don't just want boring salads, consider making some delicious veggie wraps. All you need are some tortillas along with your choice of veggies to go inside. You can also add some cream cheese or hummus on the inside of the tortilla, adding in a bit of flavor and also helping the veggies to remain in place.

There are whole wheat, spinach, and tomato tortillas that work great as wraps for this type of picnic lunch. They are also easy to hold during the picnic without needing to bring along plates.

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  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing on the what's for dinner link up.

  • Carol says:

    Nice collection of dishes

  • Amy says:

    Yummy recipes! I can't wait to try some of them #inspirationmonday

  • Angela @ Setting My Intention says:

    Thanks for these ideas. I love the idea of vegetarian picnic items, especially to balance out the hamburgers and other meat products that are usually there! I'll definitely be trying the quinoa veggie salad

  • Gina says:

    Love these ideas. We do meatless several times a week. Thanks for sharing with us at Tasty Tuesdays this week. 🙂

  • Jaxx The Bearded Hiker says:

    All of those would make for great road trip foods, thanks!

  • Miz Helen says:

    A great collection of picnic recipes!Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  • Bernie says:

    Ooh yum!

    That's most definitely made me hungry.

  • Theresa says:

    Yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & sharing. Have a happy 4th of July.