Picnic Foods for Vegetarians

We're excited to welcome, Chen, of PicnicFood-Ideas.com as our first guest blogger.  Chen offers us some great vegetarian recipes; which would work perfectly for carrying in your picnic basket.  Look for more guest posts during the week ~ if you're interested in sharing a favorite recipe or money saving food tip then please email us!


Picnic is a very good form of recreation, especially with family. However, not all people are able to enjoy it fully because they are not able to decide which foods to cook for their picnic. Vegetarians are seen more in trouble when picnic meals have to be cooked. The reason being, presence of non-vegetarian ingredients in most of the foods available in the market and many non-vegetarian foods are easy to cook for outing purpose. Examples include barbecue, fried fish or snacks such as chicken nuggets, patties and chicken/beef burgers. Selecting a vegetarian dish for picnic is somewhat obscure.

So, here we provide you some recipes of picnic foods for vegetarians:

Vegetarian Rice Balls

Rice balls

rice - 300 grams
eggs -  3
bread crumbs - 2 cups
carrot - 1
bell pepper - 1
green onion - 1
mayonnaise - ½ cup
salt to taste
black pepper - 1 tsp

Clean the rice by washing with water and boil them. After they are boiled, pour them in a strainer and wash with cold water. Then, let all the water strain from the rice until they are properly dried. In the mean time, chop all the vegetables thin and mix them together. Also mix the spices, salt and pepper, in them. Now, mix these vegetables into boiled rice along with mayonnaise. Make normal sized balls of this mixture. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and dip the rice balls in beaten eggs. Then cover these balls with bread crumbs. If you want a very crispy meal, which will be better as a picnic food, repeat the dipping and covering step once again. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the rice balls till they change colour to golden brown. Then dish them out and decorate with little amounts of salty cheese or cream. Pack in aluminium foil, put in a box, and finally into your picnic basket. It is a very healthy and delicious picnic meal.

Sweet and spicy salad

mayonnaise - ½ cup
bell pepper - 2 (long)
ice berg lettuce - 1
cucumber - 1
strawberry - 1 cup
walnuts - 50grams
black pepper - ½ tsp
white pepper - ¼ tsp
sugar - 1 tsp
orange juice - ¼ cup
salt to taste
raisins - 50grams

Wash all the vegetables and chop them into very thin squares. Take all the vegetables, strawberry, walnuts, and raisins in a bowl and mix them well. Powder the salt, sugar, black pepper and white pepper on the ingredients present in the bowl. Now put all the mayonnaise in the salad and mix well. Finally, pour the orange juice and mix it too. Delicious sweet and spicy salad is ready. For better presentation, decorate the salad with salad leaves and for increased taste, refrigerate it for some time. For picnic purpose, keep the salad in the refrigerator for much time so that it stays cold till you have it. You can take it along you in any kind of utensil; orange juice helps keep the salad fresh for long, and the fruits help keep you fresh for long!

This article is courtesy of Chen from picnic food ideas.


  1. Great recipes, and loving the ingredients to go with them too. :)

  2. What great ideas! They look fantastic! I'm not veg, but I choose veggies over meat any day!

  3. Those like delicious, and best of all - they're vegetarian! <3

  4. Really this can make healthy and vegetarian picnic. I like your suggestion and it would be great picnic if these kind of food we take when we go to the picnic spot.

  5. Thanks for the recipe. Now I have designs to make of this and I am sure my mom would definitely love it.