Ultimate Vegan Picnic Food Ideas
Pack a picnic basket full of treats with our portable summer vegan recipes. We’ve got salads, wraps, sweets and treats to suit all palates
Vegan Picnic Food
Load up a sub with homemade hummus, beetroot, chickpeas and salad to make this filling vegan sandwich. An ideal lunch for when hunger
300g pack cooked beetroot in water, drained, half sliced
400g can chickpeas , drained
3 tbsp vegan pesto
splash of vinegar (white wine vinegar if you have it)
2 large ciabatta rolls, sliced in half
2 large handfuls mixed rocket, watercress & spinach salad
Blitz the whole beetroot, ¾ of the chickpeas, 2 tbsp pesto and 1 tbsp oil in a food processor with some seasoning until you have a thick, smooth hummus. Heat the ciabatta following the pack instructions.
Fry the remaining chickpeas in a little oil until crisp, then set aside. Toss the salad leaves with the remaining pesto and a splash of vinegar. Slice the rolls, then assemble the sandwiches with the hummus, beetroot slices, salad leaves and fried chickpeas.
This vegan salad makes a healthy and filling meal, providing 4 of your 5-a-day. Enjoy hearty quinoa, creamy avocado and juicy griddled peaches
1 lime , zested and juiced
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
2 tbsp finely chopped mint , plus a few whole leaves to serve
2 tbsp basil , chopped
2 peaches (300g), quartered
160g fine beans , trimmed and halved
1 small red onion , very finely chopped
1 large Little Gem lettuce (165g), roughly chopped
½ x 60g pack rocket
1 small avocado , stoned and sliced
Mix the lime zest and juice, oil, mint and basil, then put half in a bowl with the peaches. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa following pack instructions.
Cook the beans for 3-4 mins until just tender. Meanwhile, griddle the peaches for 1 min on each side. If you don’t have a griddle pan, use a large non-stick frying pan with a drop of oil.
Drain the quinoa and divide between shallow bowls. Toss the warm beans and onion in the remaining mint mixture and pile on top of the quinoa with the lettuce and rocket. Top with the avocado and peaches and scatter over the mint leaves. Serve while still warm.
Pack these vegan wraps with vegetables, rice and chipotle black beans to make a delicious and nutritious lunch
4 large or 8 small tortilla wraps
2 large handfuls spinach leaves, shredded
1 avocado, thinly sliced (optional)
hot sauce, to serve
1 tbsp oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp chipotle paste
400g can chopped tomatoes
400g black beans, drained
1 bunch coriander, chopped
250g wholegrain rice, cooked and drained
1 lime, juiced
½ red onion, very finely chopped
50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
To make the beans, heat the oil in a pan and fry the garlic for a minute, then stir in the chipotle paste. Tip in the tomatoes, stir and bring to a simmer. Season with salt. Simmer until thick, add the beans and cook briefly (make sure any water gets cooked off), then stir in the coriander.
If you are using cold cooked rice, then warm it through, stir in the lime juice, red onion and nuts and season well.
Lay out the tortillas and sprinkle over some spinach, add some avocado slices and some rice, then top with the bean mix. Add a shake of hot sauce, if you like. Roll the bottom up, then fold the sides in to stop the filling falling out as you roll. Wrap tightly in foil, if you like, and cut in half.
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