How to enjoy a more sustainable, vegan picnic

Posted · 26th May 2022

Picnic season is upon us!

Finally, the good weather is back, the smell of suncream is everywhere, and it’s acceptable to eat snacky lunches/dinners in the garden. But hey, we’re not complaining!

Our only grudge against picnics is the abundance of non-reusable plastics to hold all of the tasty snacks BUT, that can change. If you whip up the food yourself and buy wooden, bamboo, or reusable containers and boards to pop them on, picnics can become more sustainable, and waste can be reduced.
To give you an extra helping hand, all of our Cauldron products are 100% Carbon Neutral, meaning your outdoor snacks aren’t just better for you; they’re better for the planet, too.

Piecing together an entirely vegan picnic feast

Picnics are a great opportunity to bring friends and family together and enjoy some delicious, light, and fresh food outdoors. We’ve been busy getting more adventurous with our picnic platters, breaking tradition, re-inventing al fresco classics, and putting together an entire board of plant-based goodness that can be enjoyed from the comforts of a blanket.

Not so long ago, it was hard to find good vegan snacks to take along with you. Sure, the obvious fruits and veggies are great additions to the platter, but sometimes you want something tasty, wrapped in crumb or pastry, stuffed in a sandwich, or on a skewer and, we don’t blame you!

Now, however, there’s an abundance of choice and some incredibly tasty quick vegan recipes knocking around for you to add to your ‘picnic essentials’ list. We’ve popped some of our absolute favourites below.

Plant-based picnic food

Vegan Picnic Board with Tofu Satay Skewers

These crunchy coated Tofu Satay Skewers are made using Cauldron Authentic Tofu, and they’ll certainly add a kick and a crunch to your picnic board.

Perfectly paired with Cauldron Middle Eastern Falafels, a spicy dipping sauce, carrots, vegan sausage rolls, veggies, and crackers – a true al fresco feast!

Full recipe

Vegan Spicy Scotch “Eggs”

Missing a classic scotch egg from your picnic board? Well, miss no more! These vegan alternatives are super simple to make and pack in flavour!

Scrambled Cauldron Authentic Tofu coated in a crispy Korean Bites casing paired with a homemade spicy sauce. Simply throw them in a lunchbox and pop them alongside your picnic food, and watch these become the star of the show.

Full recipe

Crispy Hoisin Summer Rolls

Take your summer rolls to new heights by adding even more flavour, a fresh, crunchy outer, and a homemade peanut dipping sauce.
Cauldron Hoisin Tofu Pieces bring an extra kick of flavour, without the need for extra prep work!

Perfect for adding to your picnic platter or basket and enjoying outdoors (ideally in the summer sun!).

Full recipe

Picnic Platter with BBQ Tofu Sandwiches

Picnics are for anywhere and everywhere – even your back garden. This picnic platter has fleshly made BBQ Tofu sandwiches and a bowlful of smashed potatoes with a whipped tofu dip – perfect for dunking!

100% vegan and fully loaded with summer deliciousness!

Full recipe


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