Our Favourite Healthy Picnic Recipes
If there’s one thing that we love to do when the sun comes out, it’s put a message on the group chat that simply says – picnic? Whether it’s at the beach, in a city park or just someone’s back garden, we’ve got the recipes for you.
Too often an impromptu picnic results in running to a small supermarket and buying what we can see – usually crisps, olives and a punnet of unripe strawberries. Not that we’ve got anything against these items, but we know that with a little planning (and very little effort) the spread could include these vibrant and healthy offerings.
Healthy vegan picnic recipes
Get a load of these seasonal tarts – they’re all guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
It packs layers of flavour thanks to a combination of mustard and caramelised shallots, and it owes its brightness to sweet roasted tomatoes all neatly baked inside a crisp pastry case.
Have you ever seen something so green and tasty? This tart comes together in no time and it will quickly become one of your favourites this summer.
What says ‘decadent picnic’ better than an asparagus galette?
We recommend a large Tupperware, picnic plates and cutlery for these – but trust us when we say it’s worth the extra admin.
This is summer on a plate and true to the season, it’s minimal effort and maximum enjoyment.
Don’t expect to see lettuce leaves in this salad, but do expect big flavour, texture and friends asking for the recipe.
A vegan Nicoise salad might sound like an oxymoron to some, but to us, its combination of sharp tastes and comforting textures makes this offering more than worthy of a place on the list.
Healthy picnic snacks
Because hours of sitting in the sun require copious amounts of snack (and water – don’t forget to stay hydrated!)
This recipe for vegan cheesy popcorn was born out of wanting to replicate the store-bought stuff, and our Food Editor, Val knocked this one out of the park.
Tortilla chips from scratch might initially sound like a lot of work, but once you’ve tried this recipe there’ll be no going back.
Some dipping options for your new favourite tortilla chips.
This creamy, smoky and rich vegan sun-dried tomato dip is yoghurt, mayo and tofu free! It instead has a cashew base, and we can’t get enough.
Because being a millennial is a (delicious) way of life.
There’s no food processor required for this zingy dip.
And to end things on a sweeter note.
These just-sweet-enough, fluffy and juicy vegan blueberry muffins make the perfect picnic dessert.
Everyone loves a flapjack!
Let us know which of these healthy offerings you take to your next picnic!
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.