50+ Picnic Food Ideas

Pack your picnic basket with a variety of food, including healthy snacks, main dishes, sides, and desserts for a delicious outing.

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Picnic season is here, and there’s nothing better than enjoying a meal outdoors with family and friends. To make planning your picnic easy, I’ve rounded up over 50 picnic food ideas that are easy to prepare, transport, and, most importantly, so good! From classic sandwiches and salads to snacks, finger foods, and sweet treats, this list has something for everyone.

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I’ve personally tested and loved each of these recipes, making sure they’re not only tasty but also practical for an outdoor setting. Many of these dishes can be made ahead of time, so you can spend more time enjoying the picnic and less time prepping. So grab your picnic basket, pack your favorite blanket, and get ready to enjoy some fantastic food under the open sky!

What are Picnic Foods?

  • Portable, easy-to-eat foods. Think of your favorite flavors that can be wrapped up into individual serving sizes and kept well during transport. Some common picnic foods include sandwiches, wraps, veggie sticks, and potato salads.
  • Refreshing and seasonal produce. Maximize the summer’s bounty by including lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables like watermelon, grapes, strawberries, bell peppers, and cucumbers. Prep them at home to have easy picnic finger foods ready to eat.
  • Simple yet satisfying meals. Make sure your picnic foods list has lots of hearty meals that will keep everyone full. Some healthy picnic foods that fit this bill are macaroni salads, sandwiches, and even vegetarian picnic foods with hearty plant-based protein like beans and quinoa.
  • Have a variety of foods. Make sure you have a well-rounded picnic spread full of different flavors, textures, and colors. This has an impressive visual appeal and makes a more nutrient-balanced meal overall. 

Tips for Making Picnic Foods

  1. Choose equipment carefully. Make sure your cooler doesn’t have any leaks and you have the proper containers to transport your food.
  2. Prep ahead of time. To minimize stress on picnic day, prepare as much food as possible in advance. This includes washing, drying, cutting fruits and vegetables, and making salad dressings and dips. 
  3. Keep components separate. Avoid soggy salads and sandwiches by keeping crunchy components such as dressings, toppings, and fillings in separate containers or small zip-top bags.
  4. Consider making individual servings. Make picnic prep easy by choosing picnic basket foods that can easily be divided. If needed, cut and package them at home so they’re ready in easy-to-grab individual serving sizes.
  5. Stay well hydrated. Bring plenty of drinks (better yet, freeze them if they’re in freezer-safe containers) to keep you and your picnic guests well-hydrated.
  6. Bring extras. Always pack extra napkins, paper plates, utensils, and wet wipes for easy cleanup. Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket or camping chairs for comfortable seating. Throw in a bottle of hand sanitizer to clean those hands before digging into your picnic basket foods.

How to Plan a Menu for a Picnic

  • Decide how many people to accommodate. Your menu will largely depend on whether you’re just feeding your family or a large group of people.
  • Pack a variety of foods. Include lots of flavors, textures, and colors in your picnic spread. Mix and match sweet and savory for a well-rounded meal.
  • Consider diet restrictions. Be sure to take into account any dietary restrictions or preferences of your picnic guests. This is especially important when you are considering picnic food ideas for large groups. Offer plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian picnic foods.
  • Choose hearty salads. Save the leafy salads for another occasion and go with heartier salads that keep well over time and are deliciously satisfying.
  • Go heavy on fresh veggies. Just because you’re skipping the green salads doesn’t mean you can’t add veggies to your picnic foods list. In fact, a crudite platter or cut veggies like celery and carrots are some of the most perfect summer picnic foods and a must-have.

Best Picnic Food Recipes

Now that you’re convinced you want to eat outdoors more, here comes the fun part—actually choosing your summer picnic foods. This roundup covers everything: from picnic finger foods to easy-to-transport salads and vegetarian bites and sweet, healthy picnic foods to end the day with. There are also lots of picnic food ideas for large groups, so there’s something for everyone here.

Snacky Picnic Basket Foods

  • Apple Chips – Perfect for throwing into your picnic basket, these apple chips are incredibly simple to make either in your oven or the air fryer. Seasoned with cinnamon, they have a natural sweetness without any added sugar.
  • Fruit Leather – You will love this homemade version of a popular snack. It’s made with seasonal fruit, lemon juice, and your choice of sweetener and makes a great snack to add to your summer picnic foods.
  • Roasted Cashews with Coconut – If you’re looking for healthy picnic foods that you can munch on while setting out a full spread, this snack mix is your answer. It packs in loads of flavor and is irresistibly addicting.
  • Oven Baked Potato Chips – Skip the storebought chips and make your own. These homemade chips are baked in the oven, making it so easy to add some crunch, saltiness, and flavor to your picnic foods list. Enjoy these chips as a snack, or pair them with French onion dip for a tasty finger food idea.
  • No Bake Energy Bites – Made with just 6 ingredients, these energy bites are full of protein, fiber, and good fats, which will keep you feeling satisfied and away from processed snacks.
  • Air Fryer Popcorn – Crunchy puffy popcorn is the ultimate snack. It’s light, airy, and delicious and makes a great addition to your summer picnic foods. Plus, this version shows you how to make a batch in your air fryer.
  • Baked Kale Chips – Light on calories and high in nutrition, these homemade kale chips are perfect when you want an easy and healthy snack on the go. You can also customize the taste by adding your favorite spices, herbs, or even cheese.

Picnic Finger Foods

  • Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites – This is one of the best vegetarian picnic foods because it has all those delicious buffalo flavors but is completely plant-based. They are spicy and delicious and make an excellent addition to your picnic finger foods lineup.
  • Cheese and Fruit Snack Box – These Starbucks copycat snack boxes take minutes to prepare and are perfect for outdoor adventures. They are filled with fruit, various cheeses, crackers, and other favorite add-ins.
  • Cucumber Sandwiches – Easy to make with Greek yogurt spread (instead of mayo), these make one of the best healthy picnic foods. Light and refreshing, these bites are perfect for a warm summer day.
  • Homemade Pita Chips – Made with regular pita bread, olive oil, and a few spices, these oven-baked pita chips make an excellent dipper for your favorite dips like cream cheese spinach dip, roasted garlic hummus, or spinach artichoke dip.
  • Stuffed Dates – Dates are great for that instant energy boost and these are stuffed with the most delicious savory and/or sweet filling. You can make these up to a day before and store them covered in the fridge, making them one of my favorite picnic basket foods.
  • Bean and Cheese Quesadillas – Easy to throw together, these quesadillas make satisfying and delicious picnic finger foods. They are ready in less than 10 minutes and are great for the whole family.
  • Homemade Ranch Dip – One of the easiest summer picnic foods is a veggie platter with homemade ranch. It’s creamy, tangy, refreshing, and oh-so-delicious and the best way to enjoy the outdoors.
  • Pinwheel Sandwiches – Looking for picnic food ideas for large groups? These tortilla rollups are always a hit. They are simple to make and you have the option of four easy flavors to choose from.
  • Pizza Quinoa Bites – Vegetarian picnic foods have never tasted so good like these savory and satisfying pizza bites. Packed with flavors of pizza, they’re a healthier alternative to traditional pizza and make such flavorful grab-and-go picnic finger foods.

Best Picnic Salads

  • Tahini Pasta Salad – If you’re looking for creative and unique summer picnic foods, this pasta salad is your answer. It’s fresh and full of flavor made with pasta, seasonal veggies, hearty chickpeas tossed in a wonderfully creamy tahini dressing.
  • Chopped Asian Chicken Salad – Light, healthy, and packed with flavor, this is one of the best picnic food ideas for large groups. You can make a large batch, and it keeps well when chilled.
  • Tuna Nicoise Salad – If you’re wondering what to bring to a picnic with friends, there’s no better way to spoil them than with this fresh, vibrant, and satisfying salad. The crunchy veggies and wholesome protein makes it filling and delicious.
  • Waldorf Salad – Timeless classic made with fresh, crisp ingredients, the Waldorf salad makes an excellent addition to your picnic foods list because it has everything you need for a satisfying yet light picnic lunch: veggies, protein, and delicious dressing.
  • Macaroni Egg Salad – This is one of the most popular summer picnic foods, and for good reason. It’s a classic summer dish that’s satisfying, simple to make, and oh-so-delicious. Plus, kids and adults both love a good macaroni egg salad.
  • Greek Orzo Salad – Made with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta cheese, olives, and tossed in a lemon vinaigrette – this salad is a must-have addition to your list of picnic food ideas for large groups.
  • Yogurt Chicken Salad – Bright and fresh, this yogurt-based chicken apple salad is tart, tangy, and savory. And it’s one of my go-to’s when thinking about what to bring to a picnic with friends.
  • Asian Noodle Salad – If you want something different from the classic picnic basket foods, you will love this noodle salad. It’s made with rice noodles and a spicy, creamy peanut butter dressing that is oh-so-delicious!

Vegetarian Picnic Foods

  • Vegan Macaroni Salad – Creamy, tangy vegan dressing is tossed with crunchy carrots, celery, sweet red peppers, and al dente macaroni noodles for a salad that will have you and your friends coming back for more.
  • Mediterranean Potato Salad – Packed with nutrients, flavor, and texture, make this your go-to potato salad next time you’re thinking about what to bring to a picnic with friends. You’ll love the ease and simplicity in making it and they will enjoy the irresistible flavors.
  • Vegetarian Avocado Sandwich – Quick and easy to make and perfect for a light and healthy picnic lunch, this sandwich is anything but boring. It’s made with creamy feta and crispy veggies – every bite is perfection!
  • Veggie and Hummus Sandwich – Bold, vibrant, and easily customizable, this hummus sandwich is a must-make on your list of picnic basket foods. It’s a great meal to grab-and-go and it even tastes better when enjoyed out in nature.
  • Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad – This salad is made with healthy ingredients and makes a delicious alternative to traditional salad. Tuna is replaced with mashed chickpeas for one of the best vegetarian picnic foods that is rich in protein, full of fiber, and easy to make.
  • Crispy Falafel – This Middle Eastern traditional dish gives picnic finger foods new meaning. Mashed chickpeas, herbs, and seasonings are formed into patties and fried to golden brown perfection. It’s a delicious treat that you won’t be able to resist.
  • Quinoa Patties – Whether served cold or hot, inside or outside, these quinoa patties will be a hit with everyone. They have a crispy exterior and a delicious that lends way to a flavorful and savory interior. You won’t regret adding these to your picnic foods list!

Picnic Food Ideas for Large Groups

  • Sheet Pan Pizza – If you’re thinking that pizza shouldn’t be on your picnic foods list, you’re wrong. This isn’t your ordinary pizza – it’s sheet pan pizza, it’s irresistibly delicious, and it feeds a crowd.
  • Cheese Fatayer – These savory Lebanese pastries offer delicious flavor and comfort in every bite. They’re one of the best picnic food ideas for large groups because you can make a batch to accommodate everyone.
  • Red Kidney Bean Salad – Made with basic pantry staples and three types of beans, this bean salad is rich in flavor, texture, and nutrition. This protein-packed vegetarian salad can be scaled up, making it one of the best picnic food ideas for large groups.
  • Mustard Potato Salad – Creamy and tangy, this is a popular choice when you’re looking for suggestions on what to bring to a picnic with friends. The dressing is egg and mayo-free, made with Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard instead.
  • Cheese Manakeesh – This simple yet satisfying dish has soft, fluffy dough and a delicious cheese topping, making it one of those irresistibly delicious picnic finger foods. It’s a crowd-pleaser everytime.
  • Kale Tabbouleh Salad – Fresh, flavorful, and easily feeds a crowd, this light summer salad is based on my traditional Lebanese tabbouleh recipe and made with kale, tomatoes, bulgur, mint, lemon, and olive oil.

Healthy Picnic Foods

  • Turmeric Rice Salad – If you’re looking for vegetarian picnic foods that can also serve as a full meal, this Mediterranean-inspired rice salad is your answer. It’s satisfying, incredibly flavorful, and also happens to be one of the excellent picnic food ideas for large groups.
  • Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl – This Chipotle-inspired burrito bowl is packed with 36 grams of protein, satisfying fiber, heart-healthy fats, and lots of fresh goodness. It’s one of those perfect picnic basket foods that checks off all the boxes. Easy, delicious, and nutritious!
  • Oven Roasted Chickpea Shawarma – If you love healthy picnic foods, you will love this vegan version of the popular chicken shawarma. This recipe has the same seasoning but includes more vegetables for a fuller and more well-balanced meal.
  • Healthy Egg Salad – This is one of my go-to favorite lunches and will make an excellent summer picnic foods idea. It’s light, simple to make, and oh-so-delicious. Mayo is swapped with Greek yogurt giving this classic dish a healthy twist.
  • Grain Bowls – These are a nutritious way to maximize your vegetable intake in the most delicious way. Loaded with fresh ingredients and a homemade cilantro sauce, these grain bowls are hands-down one of the best healthy picnic foods.
  • Bulgur Chickpea Salad – Full of Mediterranean flavors, this dish is easy to make with no cooking involved and makes an excellent option next time you’re looking for suggestions on what to bring to a picnic with friends.
  • Vegetable Spring Rolls – Full of colorful veggies rolled up in rice paper and served with a dreamy creamy peanut sauce. These spring rolls are great as picnic finger foods or even as a light meal.

Easy Picnic Sweets and Treats

  • Healthy Rice Krispie Treats – Add this sweet treat to your list of picnic basket foods. They are made with better-for-you ingredients like almond butter, honey, and brown puffed rice but taste just as delicious as the more popular version.
  • Date Snickers – Made with Medjool dates, peanut butter, nuts, and dark chocolate, these will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth and give you that quick energy boost. They’re perfect for packing along on picnics.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip – You won’t go wrong with adding this sweet treat to your list of healthy picnic foods. It’s the perfect way to end the picnic – just add some sliced fruit and vanilla wafers and enjoy!
  • Vegan Trail Mix Cookies – These treats are made with rolled oats and loaded with peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, and chocolate chips. They are sweetened with applesauce and make one of the best sweet vegetarian picnic foods to end your fun day with.
  • Greek Yogurt Brownies – You’ll feel good about adding this to your picnic basket foods. It’s made with Greek yogurt, which helps give a boost of protein, and makes them rich in flavor with a fudgy chocolatey center.
  • Cake Pops – These are always a delightful treat – whether for a special celebration or just as part of your lineup of tasty summer picnic foods. You can easily double the batch if you’re looking for picnic food ideas for large groups.
  • Strawberry Oat Bars – Made with fresh strawberries, these bars are chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside, making them a delicious treat to enjoy all summer long. They can also be conveniently packaged into single servings, ideal for adding to your picnic foods list.

How To Keep Food Chilled

  • Insulated coolers: Use a good quality cooler to keep food chilled. Fill it with ice packs or ice to keep food cold for longer periods. You may also want to use insulated bags or lunch boxes for smaller items to provide additional insulation.
  • Freeze drinks: Freeze beverages such as water bottles or juice boxes and use them both as refreshments and cooling elements for your food. They’ll keep the cooler cold as they thaw and you don’t have to waste that limited space with ice packs.
  • Layer strategically: Alternate layers of ice packs or frozen items with your food items in the cooler. This helps distribute the cold evenly and maintains a consistent temperature. Similarly, place sturdier items at the bottom of the cooler and more delicate foods on the top to prevent crushing.
  • Chill ahead: Refrigerate perishable foods overnight before packing them into the cooler. Chilled foods will stay cold longer when they start out cold.
  • Avoid direct sunlight: Keep the cooler in the shade to avoid direct sunlight, which can quickly melt the ice and warm the food. Also, keep the cooler closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature.

How To Store Picnic Foods Properly

  • Use airtight containers. Pack your picnic foods in sealed containers to keep them fresh and prevent leaks. This is especially important during transportation and when you’re packing up the cooler.
  • Keep cold foods cold. Use a cooler with ice or ice packs to keep perishable foods like sandwiches, salads, and dips chilled as much as possible. After serving, put your food back on ice to prevent it from sitting out in the sun all day.
  • Wrap sandwiches securely. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep them fresh and prevent them from getting soggy. You can also use sandwich containers to protect them during transport.
  • Store salad components separately. Some salads benefit from the dressing being stored separately from the rest of the salad. Similarly, keep crunchy toppings and add-ins like croutons and nuts separate and add to salad last to maintain texture.
  • Use insulated bags for other foods. Store non-perishable snacky picnic basket foods like chips and nuts in insulated bags to keep the warm heat out. They don’t need to be chilled but will taste better when they are kept at moderate temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are safe foods to add to a picnic basket?

Fresh, firm vegetables, such as bell peppers, cucumbers, and celery, and fruit like grapes, apples, and stone fruits are good options for your picnic basket. Nuts, seeds, and dry snack-type picnic finger foods are excellent. Make sure anything perishable is properly stored in a chilled cooler. And avoid foods that will wilt, melt, or spoil easily in the heat.

What summer picnic foods last a long time without refrigeration?

Choose shelf-stable snacks that are convenient and perfect for outdoors. This includes dried fruit, nuts and seeds, granola bars, and jerky as they don’t require refrigeration. If you don’t have access to a cooler, avoid perishable foods like creamy salads made with mayonnaise or Greek yogurt and meats that can spoil quickly in the heat.

What to bring to a picnic with friends?

Some of the easiest picnic foods that feed a crowd are those that you can make in large batches. This includes macaroni and pasta salads, dishes with beans and legumes, and picnic finger foods like pita chips with dip.

Two egg salad sandwiches stacked on top of each other.

Whether you’re looking for healthy picnic foods for your immediate family or wondering what to bring to a picnic with friends and a large crowd, I hope this collection inspires you to enjoy delicious food outdoors more. Food just tastes better when out in nature, and these simple and tasty ideas make that experience more enjoyable.

Full List of Recipes

Check out the picture cards for all the recipes listed above. You can click on any of the recipe cards to take you directly to those recipes.

Plate full of apple chips
Snack

Apple Chips

Simple to make with only two ingredients, these apple chips are a delicious and healthy fruit snack; Air fryer and oven instructions included
 
20 minutes
5 from 74 votes
Close up of Fruit Leather Strips rolled up
Snack, Snacks

How to Make Fruit Leather

Make your own fruit leather aka fruit roll-ups at home. This recipe is simple to follow and doesn't require a whole bunch of ingredients.
 
6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
Large bowl of roasted cashews with coconut on white background
Snack

Roasted Cashews with Coconut

Make your own snack mix with this heart-healthy filling Honey Roasted Cashews with Coconut. It only needs 6 simple ingredients and 25 minutes
 
25 minutes
5 from 12 votes
Overhead shot of the oven baked potato chips with ketchup on the side
Snack

Oven Baked Potato Chips

Quick and easy to make with simple ingredients, these oven baked potato chips are perfectly crunch and loaded with flavor.
 
30 minutes
5 from 422 votes
No bake energy bites with hand grabbing one from the top
Snack

No Bake Energy Bites

These healthy No Bake Energy Bites are made with only six ingredients & no special equipment- they are full of wholesome good-for-you energizing superfoods!
 
45 minutes
5 from 220 votes
Popcorn in an air fryer basket lined with foil after cooked to show popped kernals with a small dish of uncooked kernals and salt nearby.
Snack

Air Fryer Popcorn

Just 3 ingredients and under 10 minutes, and you'll have a bowl full of crunchy puffy Air Fryer Popcorn perfect for snacking on!
 
10 minutes
5 from 203 votes
Appetizer, Snack

Baked Kale Chips

Baked kale chips are a great healthy Whole30 substitute for potato chips with less calories, less carbs and less fat. Pair them with my vegan dipping sauce!
 
17 minutes
5 from 73 votes
Party platter with Cauliflower Buffalo Bites, carrots and celery
Appetizer

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Check out this vegetarian healthy-ish Buffalo Cauliflower Bites made with a few simple ingredients and paired with ranch dressing – perfect for game day!
 
50 minutes
5 from 2146 votes
Meal prep containers with cheese, fruit and crackers
Snack

Cheese & Fruit Snack Box

These Starbucks Copycat cheese and fruit snack boxes take minutes to prep and are perfect for school & work. Healthy and easy to make your own
 
10 minutes
5 from 13 votes
Cucumber sandwiches stacked on top of each other on plate
Sandwich

Cucumber Sandwich

These easy to make cucumber sandwiches are made with Greek yogurt and no mayo for a wonderfully fresh and tasty snack or lunch.
 
10 minutes
5 from 63 votes
Platter of pita chips with labneh
Appetizer, Snack

Homemade Pita Chips

All you need is 3 ingredients to make my homemade pita chips recipe – perfectly baked in the oven and seasoned wonderfully – you won't miss the bagged kind!
 
20 minutes
5 from 46 votes
Large white plate of stuffed dates with different flavors
Appetizer, Snack

Stuffed Dates – 4 Ways

Simple, quick and easy to make, these stuffed dates make a great appetizer or snack, Choose from sweet or savory fillings everyone will love.
 
15 minutes
5 from 141 votes
4 small bean and cheese quesadillas on a plate served with sour cream and salsa
Appetizer

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas are so easy to throw together with mini tortillas, beans, cheese and veggies- perfect game day snack or appetizer
 
7 minutes
5 from 27 votes
Square bowl or homemade ranch dip topped with fresh chives and surrounded by fresh vegetables
Dips, Snacks

Homemade Ranch Dip

Homemade Ranch Dip made with Greek yogurt, dill and chives is perfect for dipping carrots, cucumbers or chips – healthier than store-bought!
 
5 minutes
5 from 111 votes
Rectangle dish with 4 different style pinwheel sandwiches, 3 of each kind, in rows.
Appetizer, Sandwich

Pinwheel Sandwiches – 4 ways

Looking for lunch ideas? These pinwheel sandwich recipes are easy to make and have some untraditional fillings that are sure to be a hit.
 
10 minutes
5 from 52 votes
Large plate of pizza bites served with marinara sauce
Appetizer

Pizza Quinoa Bites

Pizza quinoa bites are a vegetarian protein-packed snack/appetizer that you can feel good about – made with quinoa, cheese and your favorite pizza toppings
 
35 minutes
5 from 21 votes
Closeup of a small bowl of tahini pasta salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, bell pepper, parsley, and olives.
Salads

Tahini Pasta Salad

Packed with fresh veggies, chickpeas, and healthy fats, this tahini pasta salad is delicious, filling, and easy to make!
 
1 hour 20 minutes
4.9 from 31 votes
Top down shot of asian chicken salad in two bowls
Salads

Asian Chicken Salad

This Asian Chicken Salad is made with two types of cabbages, lots of vegetables, and shredded chicken tossed in a flavorful peanut dressing.
 
25 minutes
5 from 222 votes
Tuna nicoise salad on a small plate with a fork.
Entree, Salad

Tuna Nicoise Salad

This fresh and vibrant salad is packed full of nutritious veggies and healthy proteins, making it the perfect lighter meal or hearty side.
 
50 minutes
5 from 11 votes
Waldorf salad on top of leafy lettuce in a large shallow bowl with a spoon dipped in and extra grapes and walnuts nearby.
Salad

Waldorf Salad

This Waldorf Salad recipe combines tender chicken, crisp apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing. Perfect on a bed of greens!
 
15 minutes
5 from 14 votes
Two bowls of macaroni egg salad with spoon in one bowl
Salad, Side Dish

Macaroni Egg Salad

Simple and easy to make, this no mayo macaroni egg salad is made with yogurt for a lighter and healthier summer side dish that's still creamy
 
27 minutes
5 from 138 votes
Large bowl of orzo salad with spoon dipped in and garnished with lemon wedges.
Salad, Side, Side Dish

Greek Orzo Salad

Love orzo pasta? You're going to love this Mediterranean Greek Orzo Salad! Made with fresh ingredients, feta, and a lemon vinaigrette you can't go wrong!
 
17 minutes
5 from 191 votes
Yogurt chicken salad in a large white serving bowl garnished with fresh dill and green onions and half an apple off to side.
Lunch, Salads

Yogurt Chicken Salad

This creamy yogurt chicken salad with apples and celery is mayo-free & delicious! If you prefer a tangy chicken salad this recipe is perfect for you!
 
10 minutes
5 from 89 votes
Asian Noodle Salad being served
Main Course

Asian Noodle Salad

This bright and colorful Asian Noodle Salad is a gluten-free vegan meal that’s filled with fresh vegetables and tossed in a spicy creamy nutty dressing
 
25 minutes
5 from 196 votes
Vegan Macaroni Salad in two bowls
Salad

Vegan Macaroni Salad

Vegan Macaroni Salad with a creamy, tangy vegan mayo dressing tossed with crunchy veggies. Add in some beans for extra protein and you're good to go!
 
20 minutes
5 from 28 votes
Mediterranean potato salad recipe with dijon mustard
Salad, Side Dish

Mediterranean Potato Salad

This Mediterranean Potato Salad is a refreshing salad filled with tender potatoes, fresh herbs, onions and a simple citrusy dressing- perfect for the summer
 
25 minutes
5 from 314 votes
Vegetarian avocado sandwich filled with vetables
Sandwich

Vegetarian Avocado Sandwich

Ready to serve in minutes, this vegetarian avocado sandwich is fresh, healthy and extra tasty! Perfect for a quick lunch during a busy day!
 
10 minutes
5 from 153 votes
Veggie and hummus sandwiches stacked on top of each other with small bowl of hummus in background
Lunch, Sandwich

Hummus Veggie Sandwich

This delicious humus veggie sandwich is quick and easy to make and perfect for lunch on the go. Loaded with fresh vegetables, it's bold, vibrant and easily customizable.
 
10 minutes
5 from 28 votes
Prepared chickpea "tuna" salad in serving bowl with spoon dipped in, garnished with fresh dill and a few slices of bread nearby.
Lunch, Salad

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad

Delicious chickpea 'tuna' salad recipe with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, fresh vegetables and herbs, and chickpeas. It's a quick lunch and a delicious change from a traditional fish or chicken salad.
 
10 minutes
5 from 313 votes
Homemade fried falafel on a plate with a small dish of tahini sauce.
Entree

Crispy Falafel Recipe

This authentic crispy falafel recipe is a popular Middle Eastern dish made with chickpeas, herbs, onion & spices – vegan, gluten-free, protein-rich
 
30 minutes
5 from 336 votes
Crispy quinoa patties.
Appetizer, Entree

Quinoa Patties

When you're looking for ways to use leftover quinoa, try these easy tasty vegetarian quinoa patties! Super simple to make and so good!
 
20 minutes
5 from 859 votes
Sheet pan pizza with slice being pulled away
Main Course

Sheet Pan Pizza

Easy to make, this crispy sheet pan pizza is loaded with fresh and flavorful toppings. An effortless way to enjoy a homemade pizza!
 
25 minutes
5 from 171 votes
Cheese fatayer on a plate.
Side Dish

Cheese Fatayer

Cheese Fatayer is a delicious Lebanese pastry perfect for dinner, savory breakfast, or brunch, offering irresistible flavor and comfort in every bite.
 
2 hours 10 minutes
5 from 5 votes
Chopped protein salad in a serving bowl with a spoon dipped in and a small dish of chopped parsley nearby.
Lunch, Salad, Side Dish

Red Kidney Bean Salad

Red Kidney Bean salad is a flavorful meal or side made with lentils, beans, chickpeas, and vegetables, tossed in a light and tangy dressing.
 
30 minutes
5 from 20 votes
Mustard potato salad in a large shallow serving bowl with a wooden spoon nearby.
Side Dish

Mustard Potato Salad

Creamy and tangy, this Mustard Potato Salad is loaded with chunky potatoes and crispy veggies. It's egg and mayo-free yet still creamy with Greek yogurt.
 
25 minutes
5 from 31 votes
Small plate with two manakeesh on it overlapping each other, and hand spreading labneh with back of spoon.
Side Dish

Cheese Manakeesh

Cheese manakeesh is a Lebanese flatbread topped with gooey cheese that's hard to resist. Learn how to make this delicious recipe at home!
 
2 hours
5 from 15 votes
Large bowl of kale tabbouleh salad with serving spoons on the inside of the bowl
Salads

Kale Tabbouleh Salad

Kale Tabbouleh Salad is a modern twist on the traditional Middle Eastern recipe, using kale instead of parsley along with tomatoes, bulgur, mint, lemon and olive oil
 
20 minutes
5 from 47 votes
Mediterranean rice salad recipe.
Salads, Side Dish

Mediterranean Rice Salad

This Mediterranean Rice Salad is a great way to bulk up a salad or use leftover rice – easily customizable and ready in minutes!
 
15 minutes
5 from 45 votes
Main Course

Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl

Chipotle-inspired, this Chicken Burrito Protein Bowl is bursting with color, flavor, and nutrients. It's a chicken bowl recipe that is easily customizable!
 
2 hours 50 minutes
5 from 2194 votes
Chickpea Shawarma bowl with veggies, tahini sauce and pickles
Main Course

Oven Roasted Chickpea Shawarma

Oven roasted chickpea shawarma is dairy-free and full of plant-based protein. Prepped and roasted in one pan, it's an easy weeknight dinner!
 
45 minutes
5 from 32 votes
Healthy Egg Salad a a small plate with a fork resting on it, serving bowl nearby.
Salads

Healthy Egg Salad

My recipe for Healthy Egg Salad is light, creamy and perfect for lunches or meal prep I make it healthier by replacing the mayo with Greek yogurt and by pairing it with low-carb serving options. It's fast, full of flavor and filling!
 
15 minutes
5 from 592 votes
Three grain bowls with toppings
Main Course

Grain Bowls – 3 Ways

Grain bowls are a healthy and nutritious meal that are perfect for meal prep and quick and easy dinners. Simple to make and loaded with fresh ingredients.
 
30 minutes
5 from 193 votes
Large bowl of bulgur salad with salt and pepper in pinch bowl to it
Salad, Side Dish

Bulgur Chickpea Salad

This vegan bulgur chickpea salad is full of flavors from the Mediterranean. Simple to make and no cooking required, it's hearty, healthy and filling.
 
20 minutes
5 from 37 votes
Platter of Vietnamese vegetable spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce
Appetizer

Vegetable Spring Rolls

These Vegetable Spring Rolls are full of colorful veggies rolled up in Vietnamese rice paper and served with a creamy peanut sauce for a fun appetizer idea!
 
15 minutes
5 from 79 votes
3 rice Krispie treats stacked on top of each other with a small square of parchment paper between each square.
Dessert, Snacks

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats skip the marshmallows by using almond butter, honey, and brown rice cereal. They're light, crispy, and so good!
 
50 minutes
5 from 26 votes
Date Snickers on a round white plate topped with chopped peanuts on top, a small jar of creamy peanut butter with a spoon dipped in and a few chocolate pieces nearby.
Dessert

Date Snickers

These 4 ingredient Date Snickers "bars" are made with Medjool dates, peanut butter, nuts, and dark chocolate. Satisfy your sweet tooth with dates!
 
30 minutes
5 from 436 votes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip on a plate with fruit and wafers for dippings
Snack

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip is made with only five ingredients in just 5 minutes. It's easy, healthy and great for dipping with fruits
 
5 minutes
5 from 60 votes
Stack of 3 trail mix cookies on parchment paper
Dessert

Trail Mix Cookies

These chunky Trail Mix Cookies are made rolled oats and loaded with peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips; vegan & delicious!
 
25 minutes
4.9 from 40 votes
Stack of 3 greek yogurt brownies
Dessert

Greek Yogurt Brownies

Made with no oil and less butter, these Greek yogurt brownies are a tasty and healthier alternative. Simple to make and just as delicious!
 
40 minutes
5 from 87 votes
Cake pops in a glass, some decorated with sprinkles.
Dessert

Cake Pops

These Cake Pops are made with vanilla cake, homemade buttercream, white chocolate, and sprinkles. Easy to make and perfect as a treat or party favor!
 
1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 8 votes
3 strawberry oat bars stacked on top of each other with large strawberry in front
Dessert, Snack

Strawberry Oat Bars

Simple to make, these strawberry oat bars are all kinds of tasty! Made with fresh strawberries, they are a perfect treat to make this summer!
 
1 hour
5 from 322 votes

For more similar roundup of recipes, be sure to check out: Easy Muffin Recipes, Delicious Packed Lunch Ideas, Non-Boring Salad Recipes, and Easy No-Bake Summer Desserts.

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