10 Ideas for a Vegetarian Picnic | Reader's Digest

10 Ideas for a Vegetarian Picnic

Throw a vegetarian-friendly picnic with these delicious recipes.

By Reader's Digest Editors

Take your party around the world with vegetarian recipes inspired by locales near and far. Grab your favorite blanket and invite friends over for some backyard fun, or head to your local park.

Main Dishes

Greek Chickpea and Walnut Burgers
This Greek-inspired burger is a great alternative to beef and turkey patties. Crumble leftover cooked patties on a salad and top with fresh cucumber and blue cheese for another great dish.

Eggplant Cacciatore Sandwiches
Toasted garlic bread and a splash of white wine make a truly sensational Italian sandwich. Substitute canned tomatoes with fresh tomatoes for a summertime treat.

Side Dishes

Japanese Popcorn
A splash of soy sauce and wasabi peas give this Japanese-inspired snack a truly unique flavor. Store leftovers in a seal-tight container for a perfect snack, anytime.

Green Beans with Peanut-Ginger Dressing
Take a trip to Thailand with this nutty, fun to eat side dish. It’s the perfect way to enjoy this season’s fresh green beans.

Belgian-Style Carrot Coins
The creamy texture of this Belgian-inspired treat will make this an instant crowd-pleaser.

Thyme Grilled Vegetables
This Provencal grilled vegetable treat will have you thinking your picnic has moved to the south of France.

Avocado Potato Salad
This farm-fresh recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of picnickers.

Desserts

Honeysuckle Pineapple
Hawaii, anyone? Save the plane fare and transport yourself to the Hawaiian Islands with this grilled pineapple dish.

Fiesta Sundae
Head south of the border with this cool, creamy dessert. Splashes of rum and coconut will keep those taste buds excited – Ole!

German Chocolate Pecan Pie
A party favorite, this rich German-inspired pie is the perfect way to top off any meal.

Sources: TasteofHome.com and RachaelRayMag.com

  • Your Comments

    • Leilalei62

      The Avocado Potato Salad has bacon as one of its ingredients.  I’m not sure how this got into a vegetarian recipe selection.