17 Vegan Picnic Ideas Even Carnivores Will Love
When the weather is warm, there’s only one place we want to be: outside, in shorts, eating macaroni salad. Grab your wicker basket and pack it with herbed potatoes, guacamole and veggie wraps—they’re vegan, easy to transport and even meat lovers will devour them. Here, 17 vegan picnic recipes that are total crowd-pleasers.
Vegan Avocado Caesar Salad
Picnic pro tip: Pack this crunchy, creamy salad in individually portioned containers for easy consumption.
Vegan Southwest Pasta Salad
A Southwest-inspired dressing offers a welcome kick to whole-wheat pasta salad with black beans, corn and peppers.
Leave the packaged hummus at home and whip up a batch of beet hummus instead. Why, you ask? First off, flavor. Secondly, Instagram.
Fruit Salad with Maple Dressing
Throw together all your favorite seasonal fruit, from honeydew melon to blackberries, then drizzle in apple cider vinegar.
Raw Zucchini Wrap and Kale Pesto
Vegan finger sandwiches, coming right up. (You might want to make a second batch—they'll be gone in seconds.)
Vegan Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins
Q: How do you make a vegan dessert easily transportable? A: Make it in muffin form.
Roasted Poblano Corn Guacamole
Pull this zesty guac out of your bag and you’ll become the MVP of Saturday afternoon.
Old-Fashioned Vegan Banana Cake with Creamy Cashew Frosting
We call this lighter, fluffier version of banana bread a “snacking cake,” so you can feel great about munching on it all damn day.
Artichoke Hummus Recipe with Spring Crudites
Looking for a dip for your favorite summer veggies? Meet artichoke hummus.
Fresh Herb Potato Salad
Mayo need not apply. We’ve got just enough creaminess from the olive oil and Dijon mustard dressing.
Tart Cherry Pie Bars with Oatmeal Crumble
Everything you love about pie (the crispy crust! The gooey filling!) in a portable, easy-to-make package.
Soup probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of a picnic, but you can pack this vegan gazpacho in mason jars or a thermos for easy sips.