Vegan Camping Recipes
We live in an RV, with a full kitchen, and we want to share some of our favorite Vegan Camping Recipes that can be made ahead, made over the campfire or grill, or made in your RV kitchen.
Vegan Camping Recipes
Tacos in a Bag
John loves spicy, so when we decided to try this recipe, I reached out to our friends at Paqui chips for a couple of bags of their flavored tortilla chips. John is a huge fan of the ghost pepper chips, but we ended up using the Fiery Chile Limon. After adding our favorite taco filling and toppings, these chips were perfect – not too spicy and nicely flavored. The chile peppers and lime juice paired perfectly with our taco toppings.
For this Taco in a Bag recipe, we used our Best Taco Filling, cooked white rice, lettuce, tomatoes, and the crumbled chips. You could also add vegan cheese (or a cheese spread like Notcho No Cheez) , vegan sour cream, sliced black olives, and/or avocado. You know, your favorite taco toppings. Everything for this meal can be prepped at home and brought on your camping trip and just warmed in a microwave or in a pan – on the stove or over a fire.
The perfect camping breakfast on a summer morning. Easy to make ahead and stick in your cooler. Or you could mix the dry ingredients and add the nondairy milk the night before and fresh fruit in the morning when you are ready to serve. Easy to assemble and delicious to eat.
Greek Pasta Salad
A winner every time. Full of flavorful seasonal veggies and pasta, this can be made ahead and fully assembled or prep everything at home including the dressing, and mix it up a day or two later while you’re prepping dinner or lunch the day you want to eat.
Is everyone grilling and you want to join in? Grab a block (or two) of tofu and premix the blackening spice to take on your camping adventure. On the day you want to grill, drain your tofu, coat it with the mixture and toss it on the grill. Pair it with your favorite sandwich bun or bread- perfectly blackened tofu sandwiches. You could even whip up a batch of this Cashew Tartar Sauce and toss it in your cooler to top your sandwich.
We can’t forget carrot dogs in our vegan camping recipes box. These can be prepped ahead of time and marinated for up to 24 hours. Easy to toss on the grill or cook in a pan over the fire. I’ve never tried it on a “hot dog fork,” but if you do, let us know in the comments how it turned out. With no oil, it might be a little dry. Pair with our Oil Free Creamy Potato Salad. YUM!
Farmers Market Veggies and Garlic Wine Pasta
I am a sucker for farmer’s markets, so when we roll into a new town, I seek out the local farmer’s market. If you are the same, I highly recommend this seasonal veggie and pasta dish. The pasta was really easy, we cooked it according to the package instructions and in the meantime, we sautéed thinly sliced garlic in white wine. Then we tossed the cooked pasta in the garlic wine sauce.
We sliced all our veggies and tossed them with some dried herbs and grilled them. Then we served everything warm. It was the epitome of summertime perfection.
We had some leftover grilled veggies and pasta that we stored together. The next day I added a squirt of fresh lemon juice and ate this meal cold. It was the perfect pasta salad. I think with a little imagination, you could whip up a pretty tasty leftover meal while you are camping too.
To make this ahead, I would prep the pasta with the garlic sauce and store in the cooler. I would prep the veggies for grilling. While camping, I would grill the veggies and mix them into the pasta while they are warm to take the chill off the pasta, serve with a lemon wedge.
Wait… what about s’mores?
Vegan s’mores are a thing… and a delicious thing that you don’t want to forget. So how do we make our VegInspired Vegan S’mores.
We use Dandies Vegan Marshmallows that we order from Amazon, since we can’t find them at every store, we make sure we have them in our pantry.
We also order Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups or No Whey Milkless Chocolate Bars for the chocolate portion. We’ve also tried them with Unreal Dark Chocolate Cups (almond, crispy, and peanut butter), Smart Bark Thins, and Enjoy Life Rice Milk Bars. All are awesome options.
But what about the Graham Crackers?
So, we use Nabisco Graham Crackers, before you @ me, we use these because we can find them at any grocery store and we love the taste and they don’t contain honey. We’ve also made them with Speculoos from Trader Joe’s and Girl Scout S’more Cookies (double-check the ingredients to confirm they are vegan). We’ve also thought about making them with other types of vegan cookies. But at this time, we opt for the Nabisco graham crackers.
Camping Food Rocks
After nine months of life on the road, I can honestly say that eating outside of our camper at our picnic table is one of my favorite parts of this lifestyle. It is so enjoyable to make my plate and then get outside and enjoy my lunch or dinner. What about you? Are you an AL FRESCO DINING fan? Let us know in the comments.
Drop links to your favorite vegan camping recipes below so we can all enjoy them!
Until Next Time!