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10 Plant Based Recipes for Outdoor Eating

10 Plant Based Recipes for Outdoor Eating

Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options

Can a plant-based menu satisfy Americans’ appetite for a picnic in the park, in the backyard or at the beach this summer? We say yes! And we will prove it to you with these 10 easy recipes that push the taste boundaries of what is possible with plant-forward meal prep for picnics, barbecues and outdoor parties this summer. It’s not as hard as you might think.

“With summer in full force, we at Dole are out to show that picnics, barbecues and outdoor meals can be easy, healthy, flavorful and satisfying at the same time,” says Melanie Marcus, Dole’s Registered Dietitian and Nutrition and Health Communications Manager. “From limited-ingredient vegetarian wraps and salads to vegan sandwiches and dips, we’re inviting Americans to discover the flavor and convenience possibilities of the plant-based picnic.”

We suggest trying 3-4 of the recipes below to round out your outdoor eating this summer. 

·       Whipped Strawberry Yogurt Dip (Vegan and Gluten-free)

·       Chickpea Salad Wraps with Carrot Bacon (Vegetarian)

·       Pink Grapefruit Iced Tea (Vegetarian and Dairy Free)

·       Glass Slipper Veggie Tea Sandwiches (Vegetarian)

·       Maui Pizza Rollups (Vegetarian)

·       Star-Spangled Potato Salad (Vegetarian)

·       Spinach-Avocado Hummus (Vegan and Gluten-free)

·       Groot Root Fruit Juice (Vegan and Gluten-free)

·       Pineapple and Avocado Sandwich (Vegan)

·       Red, White & Berry Salad (Vegetarian)


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Published August 1, 2022

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