Vegetarian Picnic Recipes
Summer picnics are designed to spend time with family and friends. Children can have a lot of fun in nature, and adults can take a break from the daily routine. And there is no way to do without camping snacks here. The main thing is to take into account all the tastes and do not forget to include vegetarian recipes for a picnic in the menu.
This menu is not limited to salads of vegetables and herbs alone. Agree, treat your loved ones with something delicious and unusual is always nice. One option is to make an original soy paste. Put 400 g of soybeans in the bowl of a blender, pour them 2 tbsp. l. olive oil, 1 tbsp. l. vinegar, ¼ cup of water and season with a pinch of salt. Whisk the ingredients until the consistency of a homogeneous paste. If it is too thick, dilute it with water. Combine the pasta with 1 medium-sized finely chopped onion and whisk it with a blender. Spicy notes of the snack will give grated ginger or green onions-they can be added as desired. The finished pasta is served with slices of pita bread, dried on the grill, or with croutons.
Colorful vegetable tortillas will successfully complement a vegetarian picnic. Their main advantage is a rich selection of ingredients. We clean 2 medium Bell peppers from seeds and partitions and cut them into 4 parts. Bake the peppers in the oven at 180 °C until they start to turn black. Then we wrap them tightly in paper, leave them for 5 minutes and carefully remove the skin. Peel one soft avocado, cut into slices. Meanwhile, combine 180 g of mozzarella cheese, 150 g of chopped spinach, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp olive oil in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients until a homogeneous mass is formed. Spread the baked peppers on the Mexican tortilla tortilla, smear them with cheese and spinach, and put quarters of cherry tomatoes, avocado, lettuce leaves on top. Roll the tortillas into tortillas. And to make the appetizer even more appetizing, before serving, you can lightly brown it on the grill.
The temptation of a sandwich
Italians love panini-closed sandwiches with fillings. This idea can be adopted. We will need rye bread, which we will cut into small portions. From each piece, pull out the crumb and fill the sandwich with filling. Cut 3 medium-sized zucchini into thin longitudinal plates, sprinkle them with oil and bake in the oven until golden brown. While they are cooking, peel the soft avocado, cut into plates. We smear the halves of the sandwich with pesto sauce or any other sauce to your taste. Spread the zucchini on one half of the sandwich, top with avocado, two cups of mozzarella cheese, spinach leaves, 2-3 sprigs of oregano and again 1-2 cups of mozzarella, cover the sandwich with the second half of bread. Wrap the sandwiches tightly with cling film and leave them in the refrigerator overnight. Such a colorful snack will make you feel like real Italians and, without a doubt, will decorate the feast in nature.
Gifts of nature
A meat-free picnic doesn’t have to be boring. Meat kebabs can be replaced with interesting vegetarian variations. Mushrooms are best suited for the role of the main ingredient. Assorted of your favorite mushrooms weighing 300 g marinated in a mixture of 2 tbsp. l. lemon juice and 2 finely chopped garlic cloves. Cut into 4 parts a couple of heads of onions, divide into slices of 100 g of pickled garlic. If desired, you can add zucchini, tomatoes, eggplants or sweet peppers to the recipe. All the ingredients can be transferred to a container and fried on a grill in the forest, flavored with salt and spices. Or bake them in the oven at home, string them on skewers, and then heat them on coals. Vegetables with smoke — something that no picnic can do without. And with fragrant mushroom kebabs, family gatherings will definitely succeed.
Do not know what sweets to please your vegetarian friends? Prepare an unusual mango pastille for them. Take 2 ripe smooth fruits without any damage and spots, remove the stone, peel and cut into small slices. Fill them with 100-150 ml of water in a saucepan and cook for 20-30 minutes. At the same time, we dilute 350 g of sugar in 200 ml of water and cook the usual syrup. Drain the excess liquid from the pan with mango, the remaining mass is thoroughly pureed with a blender. Whisk the egg white into a fluffy foam and add to the mango along with 1 tsp of cinnamon. Gradually introduce the sweet syrup and simmer the mass on low heat for another 10-12 minutes. Spread it on a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper in a layer 3-5 mm thick. Bake the pastille in the oven at 120 °C for 40-60 minutes. Let it cool and cut into strips.
You can arrange a picnic for vegetarians, even if your family likes and eats meat dishes. It will never hurt to diversify your daily diet. Moreover, healthy food can also be delicious and can deliver a lot of pleasant emotions to your family and friends.