This collection of 45 fabulous, easy, and delicious plant-based (vegan) summer picnic recipes in all categories—beverages, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts—will inspire your healthy, delicious, outdoor eating all season.

Just in time for the warm weather (and the Hollywood Bowl in my neck of the woods!), I am putting together this incredible collection of 100% plant-based, vegan recipes perfect for packing away on your next summer picnic. After all, is there nothing better than eating delicious food in the open air, with a warm breeze ruffling through your hair, birds chirping among the tree branches, and interesting chatter humming in the background with your loved ones? I rest my case! That’s why I asked some of my all-time favorite bloggers to share their best summer picnic recipes. You will want to try all of these this summer, I promise. Remember, get out there and enjoy all that summer has to offer!

Eat and Live Goodness,
Sharon

45 Plant-Powered Summer Picnic Recipes

Beverages

Green Tea Hibiscus Fruit Punch, Marly Beelman, Namely Marly

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Jalapeno Limeade, Steven Seighman, The Nut Free Vegan (shown above)

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Sparkling Antioxidant Citrus Tea, Sophia DeSantis, Veggies Don’t Bite (shown above)
Strawberry Aguas Frescas, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

Appetizers

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Classic Bruschetta, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Oven Baked Beet Chips, Holly Bertone, Pink Fortitude
Spring Rolls, Maro Akamatra, Akamatra

Dips

Buffalo “Chicken” Wing Dip, Kaila Proulx, Healthy Helper

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Cashew Jalapeno “Ranch” Dip, Valentina Celant, The Baking Fairy (shown above)

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Fresh Mango Kiwi Salsa, Anjali Lalani, Vegetarian Gastronomy (shown above)
Kalamata Olive and Basil Tapenade Dip, Ginger Hultin, RDN, Champagne Nutrition
Olive Tapenade, Jenny Lee, The Lazy Vegan Baker

Salads

Asian Chopped Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing, Judy Barbe, RDN, Live Best

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing, Lauren Blake, RDN, Whole Living Lauren (shown above)
Cannellini Bean Salad with Basil and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Dixya Bhattarai, RD, Food, Pleasure, and Health
Creamy Chipotle Lime Bean Salad, Sam Turnbull, It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Farmers Market Pasta Salad, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
Hummus Potato Salad, Florian Nouh, Contendedness Cooking
Kala Chana Chaat (Black Chickpea Salad), Shahzadi Devje, RDN, Desilicious RD

Kidney Bean Salad, Jennifer Sebestyen, Veggie Inspired (shown above)

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Lemon Broccoli Pasta Salad, Brita Britnell, Food with Feeling (shown above)

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad, Kelly Page, Tasting Page (shown above)

45 Plant-Based Summer Picnic Recipes

Southern-Style Creamy Potato Salad, Linda Meyer, Veganosity (shown above)
Spring Raspberry Salad, Chelsey Amer, RDN, C It Nutritionally
Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad, Meredith Kauffman, Feed Them Wisely

Tomato Cucumber “Feta” Salad, Amy Katz, Veggies Save the Day (shown above)
Velvety Avocado Vegan Pasta Salad, Kathryn Pfeffer-Scanlan, RDN, One Hungry Bunny

Sandwiches/Wraps

Buffalo Tahini Quinoa and Rice Wraps, Rebecca Pytell, Strength and Sunshine
Carrot and Spinach Crunch Lunch Wrap, Jacqueline Meldrum, Tinned Tomatoes

Cranberry Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, Stephanie McKertcher, RDN, The Grateful Grazer (shown above)
Crispy Honey Mustard Tofu Sandwich, Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, Eat Real Live Well
Mushroom Meatball & Garlic Cream Sandwich, Rosie Newton, The Hungry Herbivores
Sabich Sandwich, Amanda Logan, My Goodness Kitchen
Seven Layer Santa Barbara Veggie Sandwich, Kathy Patalsky, Healthy Happy Life

“Tuna” Salad Sandwich, Katherine Hackworthy, Veggie Desserts (shown above)

Vegan BLT with Baked Tempeh Bacon, Melissa Huggins, Vegan Huggs (shown above)

Desserts

Blueberry Hand Pies, Johanne Rosenthal, Sunnyside Hanne
Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping, Kate Ford, The Veg Space

Cake Balls, Nicole Berth, When Sweet Becomes Healthy (shown above)

Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)

Chunky Monkey Muffins, Bianca Haun, Elephantastic Vegan (shown above)

Extra Decadent Sunbutter Cookies, Kelly Roenicke, The Pretty Bee (shown above)
Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies with Chickpeas and Oats, Milka Kostic, Eat the Vegan Rainbow
No Bake Super Matcha Bars, Andrea Mathis, RDN, Beautiful Eats and Things
Raspberry Almond Squares, Audrey Snowe, Unconventional Baker

For other plant-based recipe collections, check out:

30 Plant-Powered Camping Recipes
45 Plant-Powered Summer Picnic Recipes
20 Plant-Based Sheet Pan Meal Recipes

 

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