Labor Day is the perfect holiday to enjoy the last days of summer with a picnic in the fresh air thanks to our range of eco-friendly, plant-based recipes.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate Labor Day is to take an old fashioned picnic outdoors! I love to enjoy the last warm days of summer with a fun picnic with friends and family, followed by a great vegetarian meal focusing on the season’s best produce. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite vegan picnic recipes perfect for Labor Day celebrations. Enjoy!
10 vegan workday picnic recipes
Enjoy a naturally refreshing and healthy drink on a picnic, like this custom blend of green tea with lemon and cucumber. Mix up a batch and place in an insulated beverage cooler to cool down your guests.
I love the sweet taste of red berries with unexpected flavors, like the seasoning of salsa. This recipe is easy to prepare and so beautiful for your next party! Plus, raspberries are packed with nutrients for such a meager calorie count.
I love adding a new twist to the hummus. And that green pea hummus is the only thing.
This 100% vegan recipe for Smoky Rosemary Snack Mix is packed with only the flavors of rosemary, smoke, and spice—all with the crunch of wheat cereal, pastry, peanuts, and crackers.
Celebrate Labor Day with this sweet-colored arugula salad with radishes and avocado! That’s thanks to the pretty pastel shades of radish in pink, purple, and white combined with the soft green hues of arugula and avocado. But the flavors aren’t subtle: spicy horseradish, pungent arugula, creamy avocado, nutty pitas, earthy truffles, and tangy citrus! This watercress salad will not be forgotten soon. Plus, it’s all inspired by the seasonal offerings of the California Farmers’ Market and my own backyard. But you can find these ingredients in almost any supermarket.
This simple potato salad, mixed with the flavors of olives and capers, is a great dish to serve on a picnic lunch. The heart-healthy fats found in extra virgin olive oil are a staple of the Mediterranean diet and provide a mountain of health benefits.
Middle Eastern flavors shine right through in this nutritious, protein-rich, 100% vegetarian green bean, chickpea and farro salad with thyme. Thyme is a common spice – a mixture of sesame, sumac, and thyme – used in Arab cuisine. You can find it in many specialty stores, or you can mix it yourself.
Now that’s what I call healthy, delicious eating while on the run! Filled with a delicious tofu, papaya, and coconut filling, this wrap is a delicious treat for a picnic lunch. Stock up on powerful nutrients, like beta-carotene, vitamin C, fiber, and protein in this meal in one.
I love the Greek flair of these delicious double hummus and veggie-packed sandwiches, which can be tossed together in 5 minutes with 6 ingredients! These pancakes are perfect for packing on a picnic, or just bring the ingredients with you and let your guests make their own pancakes the way they like.