45+ Easy Camping Lunches

What type of camping food do you like during the day? If you are hiking and away from camp for a majority of the day, you want easy camping lunches to enjoy on the go.

Staying closer to camp? Try these simple camping lunch recipes on your next trip!

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Best Camping Sandwiches And Wraps

1. Bacon Basil Tomato Ciabatta Sandwich Recipe

If you make extra bacon for breakfast, you can quickly assemble this easy BBT sandwich for a substantial lunch.

Bacon Basil Tomato Ciabatta Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies features two ciabatta sandwiches on a green plate. One sandwich is closed next to another one that has the upper bun setting up against the lower bun that is piled with golden brown bacon and deep red tomato slices. Green and white basil mayonnaise is spread on the inside of the top and bottom buns.
Bacon Basil Tomato Ciabatta Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies

2. Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe

If you have a daytime campfire going (or have access to a microwave), you can make these classic deli sandwiches that require no clean up.

Campfire Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a sesame seeded hamburger bun filled with salami, bologna, ham, American and Swiss cheese slices set on a piece of aluminum foil on top of a campfire cooking grate over a red, orange and yellow-flamed campfire with text over the image that reads Chuckwagon Sandwich.
Campfire Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies

3. Pesto Tomato Wraps Easy Camping Recipe

The fresh ingredients make this lunch wrap almost gourmet!

Pesto Tomato Wraps Easy Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is an image of a no-cook, vegetarian camping recipe on a wheat tortilla and stacked with basil pesto, fresh red roma tomatoes, creamy white fresh mozzarella cheese and basil leaves sitting on a blue camping plate ready for serving at the campsite.

Get more ideas for no cook camping meals you can serve for every meal of the day!


4. Camping Breakfast Sandwiches

You’ll find my whole family enjoying a breakfast sandwich for lunch. I guess that could be considered BRUNCH! Lots of people eat a fried egg on top of something at all hours of the day but if you want to just skip the egg, prepare this easy meal with only bacon and cheddar cheese.

Camping Breakfast Sandwiches - Camping For Foodies .com

5. Pastrami Reuben Sandwich Camping Recipe

This reuben is one of our easy camping meals that makes a big lunch or simple dinner. It gets a nice crispy crunch by using a cast iron skillet but you can also wrap it in a foil packet or use a pie iron to cook over a campfire.

Pastrami Reuben Sandwich Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

6. Ham And Cheese Salad Stuffed Tortillas No Cook Camp Recipe

Add your favorite salad to a tortilla, roll it up and call it lunch!

Ham And Cheese Salad Stuffed Tortilla No-Cook Camp Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

7. Fruit And Nut Peanut Butter Stuffed Tortilla

If you want a healthy lunch for your day-hike, try this stuffed tortilla. It makes a wonderful breakfast, dessert or snack too! The tortilla holds the peanut butter, banana, dried fruit and nuts perfectly when rolled like breakfast burritos so you can eat on the go.

Fruit And Nut Peanut Butter Stuffed Tortilla Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a whole wheat tortilla laying on a blue camping plate with peanut butter, banana slices, dried fruit, nuts and seeds layered on top and ready to be rolled up to be eaten with text over the image reading camping recipe.

8. Basil And Prosciutto Sandwich Camp Recipe

Want easy camping lunches, no cooking required? Try simple sandwiches with fresh ingredients and fancy breads.

Basil And Prosciutto Sandwich Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

9. Pesto And Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich Campfire Recipe

Why do a regular grilled cheese when you can make it a lot more interesting by simply adding deli turkey and prepared pesto!

Pesto And Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich Campfire Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

10. BLT Camping Wraps

Cook a little extra bacon for breakfast and reserve it for a fast BLT lunch wrap. Technically this is a BST because I use spinach rather than lettuce. It is one of the best leafy greens that stands up well to travel and storage in coolers.

BLT Camping Wraps by CampingForFoodies features a chopped salad of bacon, lettuce and tomatoes tossed in mayonnaise and wrapped in a wheat tortilla placed on a blue camping plate ready to be served at the campsite for a quick lunch or light dinner meal.

11. Chicken Parmesan Wrap Recipe

I love no-cook lunches for camp trips. For this recipe you can uses leftover shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken or canned chicken. The creamy prepared salad dressing brings together the meat and veggies, while the spinach tortilla provides a nice hand-held meal.

Chicken Parmesan Wrap Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate topped with a green spinach tortilla, leaf lettuce, shredded chicken tossed in a ranch salad dressing then finished off with sliced tomatoes and freshly grated Parmesan cheese with text over the image that reads Chicken Parmesan Wrap.

12. Mini Campfire Pizzas

Butter two slices of bread and place them in your pie iron, slather on some pizza sauce, garlic powder, pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese. Close iron and toast over hot campfire coals. If you are packing light and don’t have pie irons, just cook the pizza in a foil packs.


Camping Salads

13. Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe

A big and beautiful panzanella salad makes a hearty and healthy lunch meal.

No Cook Camping Recipe Panzanella Salad by CampingForFoodies

14. Broccoli Sunshine Salad

We usually serve this fresh salad on the side with main meals, but it is packed with protein, carbs and fiber so it works well as easy camping lunch ideas too. The sweet and salty combination comes from bacon, red onion, sweet raisins, sunflower seeds and broccoli tossed in a simple homemade dressing.

Broccoli Sunshine Salad by CampingForFoodies features a bowl filled with a colorful salad with green broccoli, red onion, crispy brown bacon, sweet raisins and sunflower seeds all tossed in a simple homemade dressing ready to be served at the campsite.
Broccoli Sunshine Salad by CampingForFoodies

15. Avocado Spinach Salad With Grilled Shrimp

The fresh ingredients in this salad are perfect for hot summer camp trips! You’ll grill some shrimp and pile it on top of a nice bed of spinach along with juicy orange segments, yummy grapefruit slices and creamy avocado wedges. Then you’ll top it off with a simple homemade dressing and lunch is on the table.

Grilled Shrimp And Avocado Spinach Salad by CampingForFoodies features a plate full of green spinach that is topped with grilled shrimp and slices of green avocado, juicy orange segments and succulent ruby red grapefruit segments covered with a fresh dressing made with red onion, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, olive oil and balsamic vinegar then sprinkled with fresh chives. The text over the image reads grilled shrimp and avocado spinach salad.

16. Refrigerator Cucumber Salad

This mason jar salad is perfect for make-ahead meals because the pickles need to sit in the brine for at least 6 hours but taste better after the flavors marry for a few days. Serve it as a stand-alone or as a side dish with a quick sandwich camp meal.

Refrigerator Cucumber Salad by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl on a tree stump filled with cold sliced vegetables including green English cucumbers, red onions and red bell peppers tossed in a simple homemade dressing with fresh dill.
Refrigerator Cucumber Salad by CampingForFoodies

17. Greek Tomato And Feta Pasta Salad Camping Recipe

Make ahead salads that taste better after the flavors marry for a day or two are perfect for quick camp lunches.

Greek Tomato And Feta Camping Pasta Salad by CampingForFoodies

Get more ideas for yummy make ahead camping meals!


18. Easy No Cook Healthy Southwest Camping Salad Recipe

I like serving this totally delicious Southwest salad as a main course when I am making camping meals for two as well as …

… serving it as a refreshing side salad with our camping dinner recipes.

Easy No Cook Healthy Southwest Camping Salad Recipe by CampingForFoodies is one of our simple optional make ahead camping recipes that is fast enough to make at the campsite and is a great cold side salad for summer camping, great vegetarian lunch or hearty camping dinner by adding a little protein and great for camping potluck side dishes too!

19. Cranberry And Toasted Almond Spinach Salad Camp Recipe

This salad is a refreshing main dish or yummy side with grilled meats. Spinach is my favorite leafy green vegetable because it stays fresh longer. Get tips on how to keep your camping veggies fresh and fabulous!

Cranberry And Toasted Almond Spinach Salad - Camping For Foodies .com

20. Fresh Summer Fruit Tossed In Honey Mint Syrup Camp Recipe

This honey mint syrup makes fresh fruit taste AMAZING! It is a refreshing lunch, breakfast or dessert!

Fresh Summer Fruit Tossed in Honey Mint Syrup from Camping For Foodies

21. Mexican Three Bean Salad Camping Recipe

This bean salad is made with non-perishable ingredients, just toss them together and serve!

Mexican Three Bean Salad Camping Recipe With Food Requiring No Refrigeration And No Cooking by CampingForFoodies

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Fun Camping Lunch Recipes

22. Camping Nachos

These yummy nachos can be made as one of our easy campfire recipes or as one of our camp stove recipes. And, you can use a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet. This meatless meal starts with tortilla chips and uses canned refried beans, green chile peppers, fire roasted tomatoes and black olives. Add a little onion, cheddar cheese, sour cream and cilantro for the best camping food you’ll eat on your camping trip!

Camping Nachos Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is an image of campfire nachos cast iron Dutch oven pot with loaded nachos topped with melted cheese, fire roasted tomatoes, sour cream, black olives and cilantro. The Dutch oven is set on the stump of a log at a campsite on a bright sunny day.

23. Campfire Corn On The Cob

There are plenty of ways to cook it, but my favorite way to make corn on the cob is in the husk over a campfire. It you’ve got a midday campfire going when corn is in season, you have to try this recipe. It’s also one of the best easy camping meals for large groups because it’s affordable and delicious!

Grilled Sweet Corn with Basil Butter – Camping For Foodies .com

24. Grilled Flatbread With Prosciutto, Charred Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella And Basil

This meal tastes OUTSTANDING because of the fresh ingredients that are piled on the slightly warm and crunchy flatbread.

Grilled flatbread with prosciutto, charred tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil - Camping For Foodies .com

25. Grilled Tortilla With Veggies And Black Beans Burrito Camping Recipe

As one of our favorite vegetarian camping recipes, this burrito makes a hearty lunch or dinner.

Grilled Tortilla Stuffed With Black Beans And Veggies – Camping For Foodies .com

26. Bacon And Cheese Quiche Camp Dutch Oven Recipe

This Dutch oven lunch is perfect when served with a light salad.

Bacon And Cheese Quiche Dutch Oven Camp Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

Find more Dutch oven camping recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!


27. Overnight Oats

If you’re not careful, these treats can almost taste like ice cream! Combine coconut milk and oats in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Stir, cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 5 hours). Top with your favorite dried fruits, nuts, syrups, chocolate chips or candy. This is one of my favorite vegan camping meal ideas.

Dried pineapple, mixed nuts, a spritz of lime and crumbled graham crackers for my favorite Island Breeze combination!


Leftovers For Lunch

If you make simple one pot camping meals for dinner, you can reheat or reinvent leftovers for lunch. Try topping simple hot dogs with a spoon of leftover chili.


19 Quick Camping Lunch Ideas No Cook

The best camping lunches for activity-filled afternoons and day-long hikes include super quick ideas for no cook lunches like these…

  1. Yogurt with fruit and granola
  2. Deli meats and cheeses on crackers
  3. Bagels with cream cheese
  4. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  5. Veggies and dip
  6. Hummus and pita chips
  7. Avocado on crackers
  8. Apple slices with peanut butter
  9. Energy bites
  10. Trail mix
  11. Canned sardines on crackers
  12. Dried fruit and nuts
  13. Jerky
  14. Canned tuna on crackers
  15. Hard boiled eggs
  16. Celery sticks and peanut butter
  17. Summer sausage and slices of your favorite cheese
  18. Ramen noodles
  19. Granola bars

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