15 No-Cook Recipes for Your Next Camping Trip


If you're an active camper, lunch will most likely be eaten on the trail. Whether you want a hearty snack or something more substantial, these no-cook recipes are mobile-friendly.

  • Cold cut roll-ups: Take your standard sandwich up a notch and roll it up with hummus and cheese for the perfect lunch on the go.
  • Sandwiches: Need something heftier than cold cuts? Add bread and some veggies for a more substantial lunch. Go for a sub roll, which helps hold everything together.
  • Caprese sandwich: For vegetarians, try a mozzarella, basil and tomato sandwich. Drizzle a little olive oil on top to complete the meal.
  • Bean salad: With loads of protein, this is a nutritious meal that's delicious and easy to put together. Add tomatoes, green onions and your favorite spices.
  • Tuna salad: Easy to make, you can eat this with salad, bread, crackers or by itself. Prepare it beforehand for easy eating.


You won't find your standard fire roasted camping meals here. With these no-cook recipes, you can enjoy the fire instead of getting impatient that it's not heating up fast enough.

  • Chicken or tuna salad pasta: This one's easy if you make the pasta salad at home. Toss in some celery and onions for a delicious no-cook dinner.
  • Thanksgiving in a pita: Cold roasted turkey brings loads of flavor to this dinner. Add cranberry aioli, red onions and lettuce for a full thanksgiving-flavored dinner. Need a little more for your hungry family? Add sides of coleslaw and mixed greens for a truly filling meal.
  • Roast beef wrap: Wrap roast beef with hummus, lettuce, onion, tomato, sprouts and cheddar cheese. Go heavy on the veggies to make it a plentiful dinner.
  • Cheese board: A spread of artisan cheeses, grapes and crackers is always a group favorite. Turn this appetizer into a dinner with hummus, tabouli and a few choices of sliced meats. Top it all off with a side of stuffed olives and pita bread. With so many options, it's anything but a boring dinner.
  • Mexican Dinner Spread: Make your own guacamole at the campsite. Then set out chips, bean dip, salsa, shredded lettuce and sliced veggies.

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