Our 10 top vegan picnic ideas are great if you’ve been invited to a garden party and are looking for vegan picnic ideas or want to host your own vegan potluck. These hand-selected plant-based recipes are guaranteed to please your people this summer.  Most of them are undetectably vegan and loved by vegetarians or even omnis!

Have fun with these pasta salads, baked goods, and refreshing add-ons for your next picnic.

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Vegan Broccoli Pesto with Pasta and Cherry Tomatoes

This broccoli pesto with protein pasta and cherry tomatoes is one of our favourite weeknight meals! It’s really healthy, so great for a post-workout routine, and it’s packed with nutrients too; healthy food, healthy mind!

Ingredients:

  • Broccoli
  • Walnuts
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Wellside Foods Pure Pasta
  • Cherry tomatoes

You can find the full recipe here.

Savoy Cabbage Protein Fusilli With Parsley And Garlic Breadcrumbs

Savoy Cabbage Protein Fusilli With Parsley And Garlic Breadcrumbs

A delightfully crunchy and garlicy pasta. Savoy cabbage when cooked properly has an amazingly savoury flavour, which works well with this pasta. The breadcrumbs are amazing on their own and can go well with a variety of dishes.

Ingredients:

  • Wellside Foods Pure Pasta
  • Savoy Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Sage
  • White Crusty Bread
  • Parsley
  • Pine Nuts
  • Olive Oil

You can find the full recipe here.

woman holding a white plate with four sugar-free vegan flapjacks on top of each other

Fruity Sugar-Free Flapjacks (Vegan)

These healthy and delicious sugar-free flapjacks by Nutriciously are made with a fruity raspberry filling and perfect oat crumble topping. Sweet, soft and chewy, they are lovely portable treats and convenient vegan snacks that the whole family can enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats
  • Oat flour
  • Dates
  • Coconut milk
  • Raspberry chia jam
  • Vanilla extract

Find the full recipe here.

vegan macaroni salad

Vegan Macaroni Salad

Simple and delicious vegan macaroni salad with the most indulgent creamy dressing. Packed with veggies which are extra tasty. Ideal for Christmas side dishes, summer barbecues and everything in-between!

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat macaroni
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Celery
  • Spring Onions
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Raw Cashews
  • Vegan Mayonnaise
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Olive Oil
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dried Dill
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper

You can find the full recipe here.

Vegan Cauliflower Gyros

These roasted cauliflower gyros by Crumbs & Caramel are seasoned with Greek spices served with creamy dairy-free tzatziki, and fresh crisp veggies wrapped in warm flatbread – they’re easy, healthy and delicious! While the cauliflower marinates, prep the tzatziki and chop the veggies, so all you have to do is pop the cauliflower in the oven before serving.

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower 
  • Garlic 
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Oregano
  • Onion powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Dried rosemary
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground coriander
  • Cayenne pepper

You can find the full recipe here.

Avocado Tomato Lime Pasta

Vegan High Protein Pasta with Avocado, Tomato & Lime

This vegan pasta dish is packed full of fresh, colourful and flavourful ingredients to help maximise your immune system and keep you powered up throughout the work day.

Use these guacamole ingredients to make this low-calorie vegan pasta which can also be served cold as a pasta salad.  Portion up and make into an easy-to-grab work lunch that the whole family will love.

Ingredients:

You can find the full recipe here.

white parchment paper with four pieces of homemade vegan blackout brownies with chocolate drizzle

Fudgy Blackout Brownies (Vegan)

These vegan blackout brownies by Nutriciously will make every chocolate lover’s heart beat faster! Made with easy to find, wholesome ingredients, they are super fudgy, deep in flavor, protein-packed and total crowd-pleasers.

Ingredients:

  • Black beans
  • Dates
  • Almond flour
  • Almond butter
  • Dark cocoa powder
  • Almond milk
  • Molasses
  • Hazelnuts
  • Dark chocolate
  • Espresso powder

You can find the full recipe here.

Artichoke Macaroni Salad

Summer BBQ Artichoke Macaroni Salad

When you need a vegan summer barbecue dish that’ll wow the crowds, this is just the ticket.  Our Summer BBQ Artichoke Macaroni Salad is great for a get-together with friends and family, or part of a pot-luck barbeque that’s easily made beforehand.

The tartness from the canned artichokes will enhance the flavour of the tomatoes, and with such a yummy sauce it’ll be a firm favourite amongst the crowd!

Ingredients:

  • Wellside Foods Macaroni
  • Artichokes
  • Can of chopped tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Crushed chillies
  • Mexican spice seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Vegan stock cube
  • Green bell pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes

You can find the full recipe here.

Mediterranean Vegan Pasta

Vegan High Protein Mediterranean Fusilli

A light, easy-going mix of pea protein pasta, fresh ingredients, and classic Mediterranean ingredients like tomato, parmesan, and mushrooms, this simple but tasty healthy pasta recipe can carry itself at any meal. Ideal any day of the week as part of a family weeknight meal or even a romantic date night in, this Mediterranean pasta offers so much for so little effort.

Ingredients:

  • Wellside Foods Pure Pasta
  • Button chestnut and shitake mushrooms
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sweet orange pepper
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Chives
  • Chilli flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Vegan butter
  • Vegan parmesan

You can find the full recipe here.

courgette muffin

Vegan Courgette Muffins

These vegan zucchini muffins by The Cookie Dough Diaries are soft, fluffy, and make the perfect snack! They are easy to make, ready in 30 minutes, and are kid-approved. These muffins can also be made gluten free, oil free, or refined sugar free!

Ingredients:

  • Ground/milled flaxseed
  • Flour 
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Courgette
  • Vanilla extract
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Unsweetened almond milk

You can find the full recipe here.

Spring Vegan Pasta

Springtime Vegan Fusilli Medley

This fresh vegan pasta recipe combines an array of spring vegetables and our high-protein vegan fusilli for a healthy and low calorie meal.  This recipe makes the most of all the fresh ingredients you have in your fridge; why not combine with other vegetables too to utilise what you have in the house or are growing in the allotment?

  • Wellside Foods Pure Pasta
  • Asparagus
  • Baby broccoli spears
  • Spring onions
  • Radishes
  • Mangetout
  • Fresh red chilli
  • Green pesto
  • Olive oil
  • Vegan butter

You can find the full recipe here.