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25 Vegan Picnic Recipes for Summer

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Summer time and warm weather mean lots of picnic lunches and easy meals. Here are the best quick and easy vegan recipes for picnics. From flavourful salads like Caesar Potato Salad and Orzo Pasta Salad to easy sandwiches like Chickpea Tuna Wraps and Falafel Pitas, these picnic recipes are vibrant, super easy to make, and fully plant based.

Cabbage salad, blueberry muffins, peach bars, and a chickpea wrap.

Summer is all about easy hikes, walks in the park, and beach days. Picnics are a fun way to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful sunshine with friends, or solo! I’ve compiled the easiest recipes for packing up and enjoying outside.

These vegan picnic recipes are made with simple ingredients and are perfect for packing up for an easy lunch. From classic picnic foods like potato salad and pasta salad to delicious baked goods like cookies and muffins. If you’re looking for vegan picnic ideas, these easy dishes are a must.

Sandwiches are the perfect picnic food as they’re easy to make and can be packed with fresh and flavourful ingredients. Try protein rich chickpea fillings like Chickpea Tuna and Smashed Chickpea and Avocado. Or go for Caesar Kale Wraps or a flavourful Falafel Pita.

Why you’ll love these picnic recipes

They’re

  • Easy to make, using simple ingredients and fresh produce.
  • Packed with flavour. Summer picnics are all about refreshing, flavourful foods.
  • Portable. These dishes are easy to make up and bring along with you.

Easy Sandwich Recipes

Elevate your picnic menu with these flavourful and satisfying sandwich ideas. From classic chickpea sandwiches to vibrant falafel pitas, these recipes offer a refreshing and flavourful lunch option. Try the mouthwatering Caesar Kale Wrap or simple Cucumber Sandwich for an easy packed meal.

Chickpea Tuna Wrap
This Chickpea Tuna Wrap is refreshing and so easy to make! It's made with mashed chickpeas, vegan mayo, Dijon mustard, green onion, and nori flakes for a hint of sea flavour.
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Chickpea tuna wrap cut in half on a wooden board.
Peanut Butter and Cucumber Sandwich Recipe
A simple yet refreshing twist on the classic peanut butter sandwich. Cucumber adds the perfect crunch and a hint of freshness, perfect for a quick lunch.
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Peanut butter cucumber sandwich cut in half on parchment paper and a wooden board.
Cucumber Sandwich
Cucumber sandwiches are a simple yet satisfying lunch option, made with soft bread, vegan butter, and crisp cucumber slices. The refreshing crunch of the cucumber is perfect on a warm day.
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Cucumber sandwich on cutting board
Creamy Curry Jackfruit Sandwich
This Creamy Curry Jackfruit Sandwich, a plant based twist on the coronation chicken sandwich, is simple yet flavourful. Made with shredded jackfruit, vegan mayo, curry powder, green onion, and raisins.
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Vegan coronation chicken sandwich
Tofu Wrap With Garlic Avocado Sauce
This easy tofu wrap features baked tofu strips and a creamy garlic avocado sauce, wrapped in a tortilla for a delicious and nutricious lunch idea.
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A tofu wrap cut in half on a plate.
Crunchy Caesar Kale Wrap
This easy Caesar Kale Wrap features crunchy kale marinated in a flavourful homemade Caesar dressing, crunchy roasted chickpeas, and creamy avocado mash.
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Crunchy Caesar Kale Wrap
Avocado Chickpea Salad
This smashed Chickpea and Avocado Spread with green onions and fresh herbs is perfect for an easy lunch, paired with crunchy cucumber and fresh spinach.
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Avocado Chickpea Salad
Falafel Pita Sandwich (Lebanese)
This Lebanese Falafel Pita Sandwich is full of fresh veggies, creamy tahini sauce, and lots of flavour. It's tasty, filling, and easy to assemble.
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Falafel Pita Sandwich (Lebanese)
TTLA Sandwich
This Whole Foods’ inspired sandwich is a spin on the classic BLT, made with tempeh, tomato, lettuce, and avocado.
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TTLA Sandwich

Salad Recipes

Fresh, vibrant, and full of nutrients, these salad recipes are ideal for a sunny day. Dive into a bowl of colorful Quinoa Chickpea Salad, packed with grains and crisp veggies, or enjoy the creamy goodness of the Caesar Potato Salad. These refreshing recipes offer a satisfying balance of flavour, texture, and healthy goodness.

Quinoa Chickpea Salad
This vibrant quinoa chickpea salad, with crisp veggies tossed in a zesty lemon dressing, is the perfect choice for a refreshing lunch or side dish.
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Quinoa Chickpea Salad
Caesar Potato Salad
This vegan Caesar Potato Salad features tender red potatoes tossed in a creamy, tangy dressing and is perfect for a summer side dish.
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Caesar Potato Salad
Vegan Couscous Salad with Chickpeas
This bright couscous salad is made with fresh tomatoes, charred corn, and vibrant cilantro for an easy side dish for potlucks and barbecues.
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Vegan Couscous Salad with Chickpeas
Cabbage Crunch Salad
Spice up your summer menu with this Cabbage Crunch Salad made with crunchy cabbage, kale, carrots, and a creamy peanut dressing.
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Cabbage Crunch Salad
Spicy Cucumber Salad
This refreshing side salad features crunchy smashed cucumbers covered in a sweet and spicy, gochujang sauce and topped with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
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Spicy Cucumber Salad
Easy Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad
This orzo pasta salad recipe is perfect for summer potlucks! Naturally vegan with lemon, tomato, and plenty of fresh basil.
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Easy Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad
Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad
This easy corn and tomato pasta salad is bursting with flavour and comes together in no time. Made with tender pasta, grilled corn, tomatoes, and a tangy lemon dressing.
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Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad
Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad
This refreshing salad is made with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and bell pepper tossed in an easy lime dressing.
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Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad
Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad
10-minute Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad is made with creamy butter beans, savoury za’atar, and fresh herbs. Perfect for lunch on a hot day!
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Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad

Easy Baked Goods

These delicious baked goods are perfect for sharing in an outdoor spread. From fluffy muffins to comforting breads, these recipes are sure to add a touch of home comfort to your next lunch outing. Try Peach Crumble Bars for a refreshing burst of fruit, or Peanut Butter Oat Cookies as a last minute sweet treat.

Easy Strawberry Muffins
These quick strawberry muffins come together in 30 minutes! They're perfectly soft and tender on the inside and are topped with a sweet streusel crumble.
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Strawberry muffin cut in half on parchment paper.
Caramelized Onion Garlic Bread
This easy bread twist is packed with flavourful caramelized onions and layers of fluffy buttery bread. Pair this garlic twist with salad pasta, or dip it in olive oil.
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Caramelized onion garlic bread on a wooden board.
Vegan Lemon Blueberry Muffins
These fluffy yet tender Lemon Blueberry Muffins are easy to make and are packed with blueberries and tangy lemon flavour.
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Vegan Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Sweet Cashew Danishes
Fluffy pastries filled with a sweet cashew cream cheese, baked until flaky and golden. These easy danishes are perfect for a sweet snack.
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Drizzling icing on a vegan danish.
Peanut Butter Oat Cookies
These crumbly Peanut Butter Oat Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and require no chill time, for a quick and easy sweet treat.
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Peanut butter cookies stacked on a wire rack.
Vegan Bannock
This easy quick bread is made with just 5 ingredients and is perfect for an easy snack with butter and jam. It's tender yet dense and takes 2 minutes to prepare.
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Vegan bannock on a plate.
Peach Crumble Bars
Rich and crumbly Vegan Peach Crumble Bars are made with a buttery crust and a juicy fruit filling, topped with a delicious oat crumble topping!
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Peach Crumble Bars
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