This vegetarian meal plan features 5 days of picnic recipes. From mile high sandwiches to hearty salads, we’ll be enjoying the sunshine and eating these picnic ready meals outside this week!
Have you ever wanted to have a picnic but had no idea what kind of food to prepare? We’ve got you covered with this week’s vegetarian picnic recipes meal plan! Most of these recipes are simple to prepare and store easily so you can enjoy your meal at the park, on the beach, or wherever the wind takes you this summer!
It’s honestly the perfect time to have a picnic or just eat outdoors, breathe in the fresh air, and take in the sunshine. Many of the recipes in this week’s meal plan are cold meals that travel well in a cooler, such as salads and sandwiches. We even included a delicious fruit salad bonus recipe for your enjoyment.
The best part about having a picnic is that you can have one almost anywhere you can throw a blanket. It doesn’t even necessarily have to be a park, but any little patch of grass will do. It’s so important to take advantage of the lovely weather and have a delicious meal while doing so.
We have a ton of summer vegetarian recipes around here if none of these meals are calling your name, or you can check out our other weekly meal plans for more inspo. As always, we’ve included our printable shopping list here for your convenience.
We can’t wait for you to see what is on the menu this week, so keep scrolling to check out these picnic ready recipes!
Spice up your favorite sandwich with this tasty Vegetarian Chicken Salad. This salad features chickpeas, apples, and a creamy dressing to mix everything together.
Meal Prep Tip: We recommend prepping the salad at home and storing in a cooler to assemble your croissant sandwich when you are ready to eat.
Customize It: The best part about this salad is how customizable it is with the add ons, such as peanuts, chives, and black olives. Use your favorite sandwich bread (we suggest croissants) and pack on all of your favorite sandwich fixings such as lettuce and tomato to complete this delicious meal.
Rudy’s Sunshine Salad is the perfect summer salad to enjoy outdoors. Made with cucumber, chickpeas and a creamy tahini sauce lime dressing, you’ll become obsessed with this salad all summer long.
Serving Tip: We recommend serving this salad with your favorite crusty bread and some butter or cheese. This is a salad that travels really well, even with the dressing included, since there are no leafy greens to get soggy. You’ll love eating this refreshing salad on a hot summer day.
If you love a good grilled cheese sandwich, you have to try our unique Blueberry Grilled Cheese. We take a standard grilled cheese to a new level with fresh berries, goat cheese, and arugula.
Customize It: You can customize this sandwich with your favorite type of bread and white cheese, though we recommend sourdough and havarti or mozzarella for the perfect consistency. You can even switch up the fruit to your favorite if you want!
Storage Tip: Though this sandwich is best eaten hot and when the cheese is all melted, it will taste just as good when you get to your picnic!
If you’re looking for a really easy salad to make, our Summer Veggie Salad is the one. I mean, it’s so easy that all you have to do is chop all of the ingredients (tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, and onion) into equal sized blocks, add the salad dressing, and toss it all together in a large bowl.
Pair It With: We’ve paired this light and refreshing salad with our Roasted Red Pepper and Strawberry Gazpacho, which is perfect for a picnic because it’s served cold. The combination of flavors in this soup along with the salad is remarkable and perfect for a picnic!
If you’re on the hunt for a good vegetarian sandwich, try our Avocado Sandwich. This is the perfect sandwich because of the unique variety of texture (smooth and crunchy) and flavor (pesto and goat cheese). This sandwich is so green and healthy, yet so tasty.
Storage Tip: You can definitely enjoy this sandwich on a picnic, but make sure to take proper care of the avocado, as it can turn brown. Store the avocado separately and add some lime to it, or cut up the avocado on location! You’ll absolutely love this hearty sandwich!
This week’s bonus is a delicious Watermelon Berry Fruit Salad, perfect for a picnic on a hot day. All you need to do is chop up all of your favorite summer fruits and toss them together and add the creamy dressing. Simple, tasty, and makes a great sweet treat for the week!
We hope you enjoy our week of eating outdoors with our picnic ready recipes. Let us know where you ate your meals this week and which recipe you’re most looking forward to trying. Don’t forget to leave a comment below giving us more meal plan suggestions!
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