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Vegetarian Camping Food: 20 Quick, Cheap & Easy Recipes

Vegetarian camping food should not mean you are stuck to soup and salads. This guide covers ways to adapt the recipes you love whilst you’re in the great outdoors as well as a few other vegetarian camping recipes you maybe hadn’t considered. From breakfast treats to easy camping dinners, here are our meat-free favourites to fuel your adventures. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed your favourite camping food for vegetarians – we’re always on the lookout for new recipes!

The Ultimate Camping Food Guide

Before we get stuck into our camping food for vegetarians, we recommend taking a peek at our guide to the best food to take camping. Not only does it share the camping essentials we use for cooking, but also our top tips for buying camping food, our tastiest one-pot recipes and more!

VEGETARIAN CAMPING FOOD - BREAKFAST

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Crossiant With Eggs

Cheesy Scrambled Egg Croissant

One of the yummiest vegetarian camping meals to start your day! This recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch as it will keep you full until lunchtime.

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 croissants
  • Splash of milk (we use almond or oat but any kind will work)
  • Handful of grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Crack your 4 eggs into the pan. Whisk up with a fork.
  2. Add a splash of milk - we prefer oat or almond as its easier to keep when camping and feel it adds more flavour.
  3. Put your eggs on a low heat and continually stir until scrambled.
  4. Sprinkle in cheese continue to stir until melted.
  5. Serve inside croissants - Enjoy!

Notes

The trick to fluffy, yummy scrambled eggs is “low and slow” – low heat and stir slowly.

Although milk isn’t essential we also feel this helps keep them fluffy – without it scrambled eggs can separate and go a little rubbery. 

We use 2 eggs per person/per croissant so adjust this vegetarian camping recipe according to your party size.

French Toast Topped With Strawberries

Donut Toast

A very cheeky treat to start your day and one of our favourite vegetarian camping recipes for brunch as well as the perfect hangover cure! It is also a great easy camping meal for kids as who doesn’t love donuts for breakfast!? 

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of toast
  • Caster Sugar
  • knob of butter
  • Raspberries/strawberries/blueberries to garnish
  • Optional Flavour: Cinnamon, vanilla essence or orange zest

Instructions

  1. Crack two eggs into a shallow bowl. You can add vanilla essence too but it is not essential.
  2. Soak one slice of bread in the eggy mixture until saturated both sides.
  3. Put a knob of butter in a frying pan. Turn the heat on med-high.
  4. Add your eggy bread to the pan with the butter. Fry both sides until brown and crispy. Approx 3-4 minutes each side.
  5. As slice one is cooking, begin to soak your other slice in the eggy mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the caster sugar on a plate. Remove the bread from the pan onto the plate. Flip until both sides are covered in sugar.
  7. Repeat with second slice/remaining slices of bread.
  8. Top with strawberries or berries of your choice & Enjoy!

Notes

If you want to take this vegetarian camping meal up a notch, add cinnamon to your caster sugar for added flavour! 

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Bananas Quesadillas

Banana & Peanut Butter Quesadillas

Peanut butter is one of our favourite foods to take camping because you can use it in so many recipes. Stir it into noodles with veg for a satay stir-fry or use it in this tasty camping recipe for breakfast. Though to be honest, we’d eat these for lunch & dinner too they are that cheap & quick!

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tortilla wraps
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pop a plain tortilla in a frying pan on low heat.
  2. Spread on a generous dollop of peanut butter (around 1 heaped tbsp)
  3. Slice up the bananas. By the time you have sliced them, the peanut butter will have started to melt and go all gooey and yum.
  4. Sprinkle on the banana (approx 1 per tortilla) followed by some cinnamon.
  5. Fold the tortilla in half and flip onto a plate. Taaada vegetarian camping food at its finest!

Notes

Made smores the night before? You could tweak this vegetarian camping recipe to include your leftover smores ingredients such as chocolate, marshmallows, nutella or crumbled biscuit!

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are one of the best vegetarian camping meals because you don’t even have to cook them. Perfect for al fresco dining as this recipe doesn’t require a fridge or gas! Also, they are a fab vegetarian camping food as there are so many varieties you’ll never get bored.

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 5 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup porridge oats
  • 1 cup of liquid (yoghurt/almond milk/oat milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mash the banana in a bowl. Add the cup of liquid - we prefer yoghurt but you could use almond milk instead.
  2. Add the peanut butter + cinnamon then the oats.
  3. Stir together then spoon into cups/jars/whatever you have available. Leave for atleast 1 hour for the ingredients to soak up. Ideally leave overnight.

Notes

There are so many tasty variations of this vegetarian camping recipe – for example you could use cocoa powder + peanut butter for a Reese’s Pieces vibe, or another favourite is grated carrot with raisin for carrot cake overnight oats.

Chia seeds are also a great addition to this recipe as the soak up liquid super quick and are super good for you too!

Porridge

Pretty much the hot version of the recipe above and it is equally quick & easy so a winning camping food for vegetarians. Being Scottish we actually like porridge with salt, but understand this is not like the rest of the world, so have kept this recipe super simple so you can tweak it to your taste!

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup porridge oats
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Toppings such as banana, peanut butter, cinnamon or honey.

Instructions

  1. Add the oats & milk to a pan on high heat. Stir until the oats absorb all liquid. - approx 5 mins
  2. Stir in some peanut butter or honey.
  3. Top with sliced banana & sprinkling of cinnamon - Enjoy!

Notes

If you’re feeling fancy try a strawberry cheesecake version – instead of peanut butter mix in a dollop of cream cheese and a squeeze of lemon then add chopped strawbs and vanilla extract. Who said vegetarian camping food was boring?

VEGETARIAN CAMPING RECIPES FOR LUNCH

colourful halloumi BBQ skewers

Halloumi Skewers

Halloumi is an ideal camping food for vegetarians as you can use it in many ways such as skewers, burgers or in curry. Skewers are one of our favourite lunches as you can eat these cold but they are best served after a few minutes on the BBQ or campfire.

  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 20 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 225g halloumi
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 red onion
  • Skewers - either metal or wooden

Instructions

  1. Cube the Halloumi and chop the red onion, courgette and peppers into small chunks.
  2. Thread the ingredients onto your skewer any order you wish.
  3. Add the skewers to your grill/fire/pan on high heat. Turn regularly and remove once the halloumi is brown and crisp.

Notes

If you are using wooden skewers you will need to soak them in water before hand to avoid the skewers burning.

If you like getting fancy with your vegetarian camping food, you could also create a dressing for the skewers such as honey + soy or lime + chilli. Simply stir the ingredients in a bowl and drizzle over the dressing before devouring!​

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Vegetarin Quesadillas

Quesadillas

Traditionally quesadillas are a way to use up leftovers/whatever is left in the cupboard so they are perfect vegetarian camping food to chuck in anything you have left at the end of your trip. Fillings can be the traditional kidney beans, sweetcorn and cheese or for a more exciting wake-me-up try scrambled egg, avocado and hot sauce. The options are endless! 

  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
  • Serves 1 person

Ingredients

  • 1 tin of black beans
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese (Approx. 1 handful)
  • 50g spring onions
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp lazy chopped chilli (or 1 red chilli chopped)
  • 2 tortillas

Instructions

  1. Drain the black beans and add to a bowl with the chopped spring onions, chilli, cumin and cheese.
  2. Mash all the ingredients with a fork. Add salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Put a frying pan on medium heat. Add your first tortilla.
  4. Spoon on the mashed mixture and spread using the back of a spoon.
  5. Place the second tortilla ontop and press down. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side (until brown/crisp)
  6. Flip your quesadilla onto a plate and slice like a pizza - Enjoy!

Notes

In this recipe, we use 2 tortillas (1 top and 1 bottom) per person. However, you could also use just 1 tortilla per person and fold in half instead.

Bruschetta

This is another one of our favourite camping food for vegetarians because you don’t even need to cook! It’s ideal for a quick lunch on the move as you can rustle this recipe up in mere minutes but it will keep you full until dinner!

  • Prep Time 8 mins
  • Total Time 8 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp lazy garlic
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 crusty bread - sliced
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop the tomatoes and red onion. Add to a bowl with the garlic and basil.
  2. Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar before seasoning with salt + black pepper.
  3. Stir all the ingredients - leave for a few minutes for flavours to absorb or add to crusty bread immediately and enjoy!

Notes

For added yumminess, add your crusty loaf to the frying pan with olive oil, salt & pepper to toast for a few minutes as you put together the topping. Then top with the bruschetta mixture – delicious vegetarian camping food in less than 5 minutes!

halloumi burger inside seeded bun with spinach

Halloumi Burgers

As mentioned, halloumi is the perfect camping food for vegetarians as it’s so versatile, with Halloumi burgers being one of our fave lunch recipes. They are ready in less than 10 minutes so perfect for a mid-day munch!

  • Prep Time 4 mins
  • Cook Time 6 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Block halloumi (approx 225g)
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • Olive oil
  • 2 bread rolls
  • Toppings such as hummus, sweet chilli & salad leaves

Instructions

  1. Slice the block of halloumi horizontally - this will create 2 "burgers."
  2. Drizzle on some olive oil and sprinkle the mixed herbs - if you don't have mixed herbs good old salt & pepper will do.
  3. Add the halloumi slabs to a frying pan on high heat. Cook until golden (around 3 minutes per side)
  4. Pop them in a roll with some salad and sweet chili or our favourite combo is red pepper and hummus - just add the red pepper to your pan the same time as your halloumi to soften it a little.

Notes

If you have a little more time and fancy a crispy halloumi burger, cover your halloumi in flour. You don’t need egg wash or anything else just flour. Then, fill your pan with around a half-inch of oil to shallow fry the halloumi. This will create a crispy, golden burger – the perfect vegetarian camping food.

Basil, Mozzarella and Tomato Stuffed WrapsBasil, Mozzarella and Tomato Stuffed Wraps

Caprese Wraps

One of the tastiest vegetarian camping recipes for lunch is a simple twist on the Italian favourite, Caprese salad. This recipe is so easy we’ve made it at the side of the road in our campervan many times to keep us fuelled for the rest of the day!

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ball of mozarella (approx 100g)
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp green pesto
  • 2 tortilla wraps
  • balsamic glaze to garnish (not essential)

Instructions

  1. Slice the tomato + mozzarella. Then put a frying pan on high heat.
  2. Add tortilla wrap, cover half the wrap in pesto - use back of a spoon to spread.
  3. Sprinkle on the chopped tomato, mozarella + fresh basil.
  4. Fold the tortilla in half and cook until the mozzarella goes gooey (approx 4 minutes)
  5. Once the tortilla has crisped up and the mozarella is gooey, flip onto a plate. If you're feeling fancy drizzle on some balsamic glaze and taaada yet another vegetarian camping meal in mere minutes!

Notes

It’s super easy to turn these Caprese wraps into campfire pizza. Simply spread your wholemeal wrap with tomato paste/puree. Add the slices of mozzarella and basil. Feel free to chuck on pesto, red onion, peppers – whatever you have. Then, cook in the frying pan or on top of the campfire grill *insert chef’s kisses here*

VEGETARIAN CAMPING RECIPES FOR DINNER

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Risotto

Risotto

Risotto is perfect camping food for vegetarians and one of our most delicious one pot camping recipes as it’s so filling – a little goes a long way which is ideal adventure fuel.

  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 25 mins
  • Total Time 35 mins
  • Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 300g Arborio risotto rice
  • 1 litre veg stock
  • 1 tin garden peas
  • 4 large handfuls spinach
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tube tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp lazy garlic
  • drizzle olive oil

Instructions

  1. Chop the onion and add it to a pan with the risotto rice and a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Stir until the risotto rice goes glossy with the olive oil.
  3. Gradually add the vegetable stock and continue to stir.
  4. After 10 minutes of stirring, add the chopped peppers, tomato puree, spinach, peas and garlic.
  5. Continue to stir and add the veg stock until the rice soaks up all the liquid. This should take around 20 minutes in total.
  6. Depending on the heat/stock/amount of rice you may need to stir for longer or add more liquid. Taste the risotto to ensure the rice no longer has a crunch.
  7. Feta crumbled on top makes a fab finishing touch or a sprinkling of basil. Enjoy!

Notes

Allow approx. 75g of rice per serving/per person. You will need approx 3 times as much liquid to risotto rice.

If you are looking for vegetarian camping food in a hurry (no one likes a hangry camper) then swap the arborio rice for orzo. Orzo cooks much quicker, saving you time, gas and a potential hangry fallout! Boil the orzo in a pan like you would ordinary pasta, once boiled add the remaining ingredients to create an orzotto instead.

Dahl Curry Served In A Bowl With Roti Bread

Dahl

Not only perfect vegetarian camping food but one of our favourites after a long day as it is so quick, cheap and easy. We like ours with plenty curry paste (or powder) but you can also make it with coconut milk and peanut butter for a creamy dahl.

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 8 mins
  • Total Time 13 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 400g tin of lentils
  • 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp curry powder or paste
  • 2 tsp Lazy garlic ( or 2 cloves)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 large handfuls spinach
  • Naan or roti to serve

Instructions

  1. Sauté chopped onion and garlic with olive oil.
  2. Drain the tin of lentils + tin of chickpeas then add to the pan.
  3. Mix in the chopped tomatoes, spinach and curry powder (or curry paste)
  4. Allow to simmer for 4 minutes until piping hot.
  5. Serve in bowls with roti bread or naan. Yet another vegetarian camping recipe that takes mere minutes!

Notes

There are so many ways to make Dahl. You can also add sweet potatoes (cubed), peppers or any veg you need to be used up. We have also swapped out the chopped tomatoes for coconut milk instead and stirred in peanut butter for a creamy, nutty version – tastes amazing with some fried crispy onions ontop!

Creamy Gnocchi With Spinach And Peas

Creamy Lemon & Pea Gnocchi

We did promise unforgettable camping food for vegetarians and I will never forget the first time I made this for Darren when we were camping in Australia, he literally squealed with joy. The photos really do not do this delicious recipe justice but trust us once you try this once you’ll want to make it again and again.

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 8 mins
  • Total Time 13 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 250g (1/2 pack) gnocchi
  • 300ml heavy cream
  • 400g tin of peas
  • 2 tsp Lazy garlic ( or 2 cloves)
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt & Black pepper
  • 4 large handfuls spinach

Instructions

  1. Add your gnocchi to a pan of boiling water and follow pack instructions. Usually takes around 5 minutes for the gnocchi to float to the surface = ready to eat.
  2. In a second pan, add the heavy cream, spinach and peas. Followed by zest of the lemon, garlic, salt & pepper.
  3. Once the spinach is wilted & the cream begins to thicken slightly, half the zested lemon and squeeze the juice into the pan.
  4. Leave both pans to simmer for 5 minutes (until gnocchi has floated to the surface) then drain the gnocchi and add to the sauce pan.
  5. Mix together and serve in bowls. Once you've tasted this warming bowl of deliciousness you'll want to make this vegetarian camping recipe every trip!

Notes

If you only have one pan, it’s not essential to boil the gnocchi separately. Instead, add the gnocchi straight into your creamy sauce with a cup of water. Taste test the gnocchi to tell if it’s soft enough – shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.

500g of gnocchi makes enough for 4 portions so either keep some of this for lunch the next day, or use the remaining half a pack for our red pepper & bean stew which is another favourite vegetarian camping recipe!

veggie burger in bun with side salad on a plate

Chickpea Burgers

This is an ideal vegetarian camping recipe for lunch or dinner as it’s super easy but filling – perfect adventure fuel!

  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 8 mins
  • Total Time 18 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli (or mango chutney)
  • Bread rolls/salad to serve

Instructions

  1. Grate 2 carrots into a large bowl.
  2. Drain the tin of chickpeas then add them to the bowl.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of flour + the 2 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce or mango chutney (some sort of "glue" to keep your buger mix together)
  4. Mash all the ingredients with a fork, or we find using our hands is easier - make sure they're clean!
  5. Once the mixture is suitably squished, divide into patty shapes. One tin of chickpeas made 4 patties.
  6. Add olive oil to the pan, once hot add the patties and fry until golden on both sides - usually around 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Serve in a bun with salad - voila!

Notes

We understand fresh herbs aren’t the first camping essential you think of, but adding coriander to these burgers will give them a tasty boost. Alternatively, you can use dry herbs as they’re a little easier to transport in a backpack!

Nachos Topped With 5 Bean Chilli With Guacamole

5 Bean Chilli With Homemade Guacamole

Again one of the easiest veggie camping meals as you simply chuck it all in a pan and 5 minutes later you’re done.

  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 400g tin of 4 bean mix
  • 400g tin of baked beans
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large tomato
  • Nachos & grated cheese to serve

Instructions

  1. Chop the red onion - add half to a pan on med-high heat.
  2. Drain the 4 bean mix and add to the pan with tin of baked beans.
  3. Sprinkle in the paprika + chilli powder (if desired)
  4. As the chilli simmers, mash the avocado in a bowl with the other half of the red onion, lemon juice + tomato. Add salt & pepper if desired.
  5. After 4-5 minutes remove the chilli from the pan and serve ontop of nachos with grated cheese.
  6. Dip into Guacamole & Enjoy!

Notes

The secret to creamy homemade guacamole is a generous tablespoon of Greek yoghurt. If you have some in your camping kit, chuck it in – it’ll change your guac game for life!

yellow coloured vegetatable thai curry with rice in a bowl

Cauliflower Thai Curry

This is one of our favourite recipes when we’re home, so we’ve just adapted it a little to enjoy in the great outdoors. Curry is ideal camping food for vegetarians as within minutes have a tasty meal that will keep you cosy around the campfire and one big pot will feed the masses.

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • Handful of cauliflower florets
  • 200g (1/2 tin) of peas
  • 200g (1/2 tin) of chickpeas
  • 400ml (1 tin) of coconut milk
  • 1 pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Thai paste
  • Rice or naan to serve

Instructions

  1. Add the tin of coconut milk (or coconut cream, both work) to the pan. Add the cauliflower florets.
  2. Add the Thai paste. We LOVE spicy food so we use the entire jar but you can add 2 heaped tablespoons (around half a jar) if you prefer and instead use peanut butter for a more satay than spicy taste..
  3. Simmer for around 8 minutes until the cauliflower is soft and the paste & milk is well mixed.
  4. Add the peas, chopped pepper and drained chickpeas. Continue to simmer for 2-3 more minutes. Careful not to boil or they will turn mushy.
  5. Serve with naan bread or rice!

Notes

Feel free to chuck in any veg you need to be used up. This is one of the easiest vegetarian camping recipes for using up leftovers as it tastes great with spinach, peppers, green beans or broccoli.

As a tip, if you cannot stand spice we have also made this without Thai paste and instead used coconut milk, peanut butter & Chinese 5 spice – it is so easy but tasty!

gnocchi with tomato and butter beans in a bowl

White Bean, Coconut & Pepper Stew

This is the perfect vegetarian camping food for cold and drizzly days – a creamy stew with a little kick to keep you cosey. As mentioned 500g is enough for 4 portions so you could half the recipe (and pack of gnocchi) to make both this and the creamy lemon gnocchi.

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 250g (1/2 pack) of gnocchi
  • 1 tub of cherry tomatoes ( can be subbed with tinned tomatoes)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tbsp thai curry paste
  • 400g tin of haricot/cannellini or butter beans
  • 400g tin of coconut cream

Instructions

  1. Chop the red onion, red pepper and cherry tomatoes. Add them to a pan with olive oil and simmer until soft.
  2. Drain then add the beans alongside one tin of coconut cream and stir.
  3. Add a spoonful of thai curry paste or a 1tsp of chilli flakes if preferred.
  4. Add 250g of gnocchi (1/2 pack) and leave to simmer until the gnocchi is soft. Usually around 5-10 mins.
  5. Serve in bowls and enjoy!

Notes

For this vegetarian camping, recipe you can sub haricot beans for cannellini and butter beans easily – to us, they all taste very similar. You often find “white bean mix” in supermarkets too that contain all 3 types in one tin which can also be used.

paneer cheese in a red sauce with peppers and onions

Chilli Paneer

You may have noticed by now, we like vegetarian camping food with a kick – apologies if spice is not your thing as here’s another! Paneer is another ideal camping food for vegetarians as it’s very similar to halloumi – it’s a hard cheese that can be used in many ways.

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 5 mins
  • Total Time 10 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 200g paneer cheese
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp siracha chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 pepper
  • coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Add the chopped pepper and onion to a frying pan with a tablespoon of coconut oil.
  2. As they sizzle, mix up the ketchup, soy sauce, white wine vinegar and sriracha in a bowl. If you find sriracha too hot, sub with sweet chilli or Tabasco.
  3. Once mixed add the sauce to the pan.
  4. Add the cubes of paneer and allow to simmer until the sauce reduces slightly to create a sticky consistancy.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

If this vegetarian camping recipe sounds too spicy for you, paneer is also the perfect meat replacement in fajitas, on skewers or mixed in a dahl. 

Pesto Orzo Topped With Grilled Halloumi

Pesto Orzo with Halloumi

This vegetarian camping recipe can be eaten hot or cold as a delicious pasta salad style dish. To be honest its just a slight twist on your backpacker favourite pesto pasta, but a handy recipe to know when you’re hungry and need a dinner idea quick!

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 75g orzo per person
  • pack of cherry tomatoes
  • 225g halloumi
  • 3 tbsp (approx 1/2 jar) green pesto
  • salt & pepper
  • balsamic glaze to serve

Instructions

  1. Boil water in a pan, add the orzo and cook as per pack instructions - usually 75g per person and around 7-9 minutes until soft.
  2. Slice the Halloumi into strips and add to a frying pan with olive oil, salt and pepper. Fry until golden on both sides (usually 3-4 mins)
  3. Drain the orzo and mix in 2-3tbsp of pesto + sliced cherry tomatoes.
  4. Add the orzo to a bowl and top with the halloumi and if you're feeling boujeee lavish on the balsamic glaze.

Notes

Orzo is the perfect vegetarian camping food as it is so much smaller to carry than huge packs of pasta but a little goes along way! You can tweak this recipe to include any veg you need used up such as peas, spinach or green beans.

Avocado And Tomato Spaghetti

Avocado Pasta

We did say vegetarian camping food isn’t all about pasta but this is one of our absolute favourite pasta dishes that we probably make once a week whether outdoors or not as it’s so easy!

  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 15 mins
  • Serves 2 people

Ingredients

  • 75g spaghetti per person
  • pack of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • Basil (we use 1tsp lazy basil from a tube or fresh basil)
  • salt & pepper
  • balsamic glaze to serve

Instructions

  1. Boil up water in a pan & add Spgahetti - we prefer wholegrain but any kind works.
  2. In a second pan, fry up some sliced cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt & pepper.
  3. As your spaghetti is cooking, mash the avocado in a bowl with the juice of 1 lemon & add the basil.
  4. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it them add to the pan with the soft cherry tomatoes. Add the avocado mixture and stir.
  5. Serve on a plate with balsamic glaze - et voila!

Now you have a few vegetarian camping recipes to try you might be looking for some camping inspiration. Before you head off, however, make sure you have your camping essentials packed and take a peek at some of our camping guides to choose your next adventure.

We have tried and tested these recipes during some epic road trips such as our campervan trip around New Zealand, camping in Australia or at Belladrum Music Festival in Scotland.

Let us know which recipes you try or if you have a favourite vegetarian camping meal we should add to our list.

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