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Vegetarian picnic recipes

Fill your picnic hamper with imaginative meat-free options. Our vegetarian recipes include colourful pies, light wraps, Scotch eggs and fresh salads.

78 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A simple, low-calorie spring main that uses the season's finest ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy falafels for lunch, served with cauliflower tabbouleh and an avocado, pea and feta smash. Super healthy, it delivers all five of your five-a-day

58 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a different take on blondies using pistachios, rose and white chocolate. Scatter with dried rose petals for a pretty finish, if you like

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Swap a mayonnaise base for cherry tomatoes, olives, roasted red peppers and fresh Italian herbs in this low-fat salad

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
13 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Make falafel with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. To give the falafels a better texture, be sure to use dried chickpeas rather than canned

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Savoury fluffy cakes packed with cheddar, Parmesan, chives, spring onion and cream cheese - delicious fresh from the oven

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Use super-ripe avocados in this savoury bake, topped with crumbly cheese, sweet potato chunks and a scattering of mixed seeds

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pack salty Greek cheese into jars with olive oil, thyme, tomatoes, artichokes and olives - mop up the goodness with bread

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

What's better than dunking biscuits into tea? These ingenious tea and biscuits cheesecake bars capture that flavour sensation perfectly

50 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Oven bake flour tortillas into crunchy chips flavoured with traditional Louisiana spices and serve with dip

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Dill, chive or mint (or a combination of all three!) really work in this creamy cannellini dip - a healthy snack

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A crowd-pleasing veggie dish that's packed with flavour and a range of textures from pumpkin, apricots and pistachios

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Turn the storecupboard staples of tinned sweetcorn, kidney beans and mixed beans into something special

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this warm grains salad, featuring carrots, cauliflower and green beans. It uses the whole vegetables - stalks and all - which are just as delicious

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Slice up a baguette, toast, then use as a bruschetta base for beans and salty Greek cheese for a healthy bite

29 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Love it or hate it, Marmite works beautifully with cheese and onion when baked up in shortcrust parcels

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of Jersey Royals in this fresh and crunchy side with buttermilk dressing, radishes and cress

27 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Black beans make a great salad base - mix them with avocado, tomatoes and coriander Latin American style

22 mins
Easy
Vegan
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This simple traybake is inspired by one of our favourite brews - chai. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, this moist coconut sponge is the perfect accompaniment to a cuppa

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
28 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A Scotch egg recipe that uses spiced carrots in place of meat so vegetarians need not miss out on this picnic classic

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Roast cauliflower with cumin and caraway then serve with healthy chickpeas and herbs in this Middle Eastern-style salad

50 mins
Easy
Vegan
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Traditional cucumber sandwiches on brown bread are given a facelift with mint and chive cream cheese

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Making your own chips and dips allows you to keep things healthy and will really impress

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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