Prep Your Tastebuds! These No-Cook Camping Recipes Are Shockingly Delicious
Tis' the season to go camping! Whether you're more of a summer camper or prefer to tent out in the moderate temperatures of fall, one of the best parts of the whole experience is the food. But if you don't want to waste your precious time outdoors cooking over a hot fire or stove, there are tons of no-cook recipes that'll still excite your tastebuds. These recipes accommodate both the warm and chilly seasons, and are all fairly easy to make! From simple sandwiches packed with delicious herbs and dressings to salads with tasty ingredients that speak for themselves, there's a whole world of no-cook recipes out there. Trust us when we say, these lunch and dinner concoctions taste so good, you might even add them to your at-home lineup, just because!
— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry
Avocado Egg Salad
Alright, alright, this salad might require hard boiled eggs — but don't freight! You can easily find these at your local grocer, and it's so easy to make, it'll all be worth it in the end.
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Turn your favorite snack into a full-blown lunch with this easy caprese sandwich recipe.
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Jambon Beurre Sandwich
What's better than prosciutto, butter, and brie served on a french baguette? Absolutely nothing. Mix in arugula, garlic, dijon mustard, and herbs for a mind-blowing concoction.
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Chunky Strawberry Salad With Poppyseed Dressing
This salad has a spinach base and is loaded with crunchy macadamia nuts, creamy goat cheese, fresh onions, strawberries, and more, for a delicious taste.
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Tomato Salad With Chickpeas, Avocado, and Cucumber
Rainbow-bright and plenty filling, a tomato salad with chickpeas, avocado, and cucumber is an ideal camp meal.
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As long as you have the right spices, this tuna salad is a breeze to make and can be enjoyed by a group as a quick lunch.
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Fast, easy, and refreshing thanks to ample quantities of cool, crisp produce like cucumbers and tomatoes, classic Greek salad is practically tailor-made for nights at the campground.
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Cucumber Avocado Caprese Salad
The classic caprese salad goes from side dish to satisfying meal with the addition of crisp cucumber chunks and rich and creamy avocado.
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Turkey Club Sandwiches
This isn't any old club sandwich; it's the best darn club sandwich in the world, thanks to the additions of avocado, honey mustard, and cheddar cheese.
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Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad
This hearty salad becomes no-cook when made with canned chickpeas and packaged steamed lentils. All told, it'll only take about 20 minutes to prepare.
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Cheese, Bread, and Fruit
Less a recipe and more a suggestion for a soul-satisfying solo meal, this is your guide to making a delightful meal of bread, cheese, fruit, and veggies.
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Southwestern Chopped Salad With Cilantro-Lime Dressing
A Greek-yogurt-based dressing adds plenty of flavor and richness to corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, and lettuce.
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Spicy Tuna Salad With Cucumber Noodles
If you love spicy tuna rolls, this cucumber-noodle-based salad is for you.
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Italian Deli Sandwich
Treat yourself to a three-meat Italian deli sandwich — a perfect lunchtime meal!
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Watermelon, Radish, and Avocado Tacos
Whether you call them tacos or lettuce wraps, these refreshing nibbles let bright summer produce shine and are an ideal light meal.
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Vegan Veggie and Hummus Sandwich
Tuck hummus, sliced cucumber, avocado, sprouts, and tomatoes between two slices of bread for a hearty vegan sandwich.
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Whether you serve it with corn chips, as a salsa, or eat it plain, this Texan bean salad is a must-try.
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Black Bean, Bell Pepper, and Corn Salad
Part salsa, part salad, and all fabulous, this bright combination of black beans, bell peppers, corn, and radishes is finished off with a zesty orange dressing.
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Marinated Chickpea Salad
This crave-worthy marinated chickpea salad is more than worth the extra time spent dicing and mincing, as it's even tastier the next day. Take leftovers to the beach for a satisfying brown-bag lunch.
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Vegetarian Taco Salad
No stove is required to brown beef in this meatless taco salad. Rather, it's chock-full of different textures and flavors, from crunchy jicama to salty queso fresco.
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Salmon Wasabi Cream Cheese Sandwich
Inspired by a sushi roll, this bold smoked salmon sandwich is a cinch to make.
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The cilantro-lime dressing gives this taco salad a fresh and zesty flavor, making it perfect for warm days outside.
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Watermelon Caprese Salad
Give your standard tomato and mozzarella caprese a hydrating makeover with this inventive watermelon caprese salad. You'll be surprised what a natural flavor fit cubed watermelon is in this summery favorite.
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Hemp and Cabbage Detox Salad
If you're on the hunt for a quick and tasty recipe, this crunchy cabbage and hemp salad is for you. The combination of cold-pressed oil and hemp seeds gives this fresh salad a nutty flavor you'll love.
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Eggless Kale Caesar Salad
For just the same addictive taste as the original with an added bonus — vitamin-A-rich superfood kale — opt for this lighter caesar salad dressing instead.
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Raw Veggie Salad
This raw rainbow salad adds color and flavor to any meal. Add avocado to bulk up this salad for a satisfying dinner.
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Cucumber, Black Bean, Avocado, Corn, and Tomato Salad
Crafted with basic ingredients, our cucumber, black bean, avocado, corn, and tomato salad is an incredible mix of flavors and textures.
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Apple Cabbage Detox Salad
For a lightened-up take on classic coleslaw, whip up this detox salad instead. The apples and cabbage will help aid in digestion after a long weekend in the woods.
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Black Bean Mango Salad
After a day spent outdoors, this vegan bean salad makes a refreshing meal. Light and fresh, you can't beat making this on your next camping trip.
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Summer Fruit Salad
Make a summery salad a little more savory by mixing in avocado and dressing it with a lemon chia seed dressing.
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Lemon Tuna Salad
Substituting lemon and olive oil for mayonnaise makes for a lighter, brighter tuna salad that's perfectly in line with the Mediterranean diet. Tuck yours into pita bread, or serve it on top of a bed of fresh greens.
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Turkey and Feta Wrap
A wrap is the sandwich's close relative, so go ahead and roll one up with turkey, crumbly feta, and spicy arugula for lunch — you'll thank us later.
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Veggie Sandwich With Turkey
When seeking a lighter, veggie-packed option, fill your sandwich with fresh produce and add a few slices of turkey for tons of flavor. Low-calorie, fiber-rich hummus is the glue that holds it all together.
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Citrusy Fruit Salad With Pistachios and Goat Cheese
This fruit salad is filled with texture. From crunchy pomegranate seeds to velvety goat cheese and juicy citrus fruit, it's a whole lot of yum.
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Tomato Mayonnaise Sandwich
Believe it or not, tomatoes and mayo make the perfect combination, and if you eat it open faced, it tastes even better.
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Pita Bread With Mint and Feta
It's the unusually simple recipes that taste the best, especially without all the hard work. Place mint and feta cheese into a pita and enjoy its salty cheese and aromatic leaves.
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Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwich
The key to this cucumber and cream cheese sandwich is a. the white bread and b. to cut off the edges. Just trust us, it makes a difference.
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