As the weather slowly warms up we start to find ourselves heading outdoors more and more. Daylight hours are longer, campgrounds are vibrant, food is fresher and the temperature is perfect from sunrise to sunset. With spring comes adventure. From lush rainforest hikes to al fresco dining, there’s always something enjoyable to do outside.
Being the transition season from winter to summer, the food we consume also begins to change. Heavy meals turn into lighter bites and low-ingredient recipes become more appealing, especially when on the road. As we prepare for an adventure-filled spring, we decided to come up with a list of our favourite, light camping recipes that are both tasty and easy to make.
Tip: A bit of pre-planning and preparation at home will reduce the amount of time and effort you’ll need to put in around the campsite, as well as save on storage space.
Jaffle Iron Pizza
It’s safe to say pizza is always a crowd favourite when it comes to light bites. The flavour options are endless, they’re simple to cook and can be eaten anywhere. If you’re not using your jaffle iron to make toasties, why not give pizzas a go! Recipe via Broken Head Holiday Park.
Beer Me-Lightly Fried Fish Fillets
Whether you like to catch your own dinner, or prefer to pre-purchase your protein, this fish recipe is a winner with seafood lovers. Featuring a boozy twist, this dish is recommended for adults. Create bite-sized pieces for snacking or leave as a whole and enjoy for lunch or dinner! Recipe via Eureka Camping.
Camp Oven Bacon Quiche
Bacon? Check. Cheese? Check. Eggs? Check. With all the necessary breakfast ingredients mixed together in one dish, this quiche recipe certainly ticks all the (tasty) boxes. Recipe via 50 Campfires.
Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad
Salads don't have to be boring, and this recipe proves it. By adding fresh fruit and light protein like pork, you can create a flavour-packed leafy dish that'll tickle the tastebuds all while keeping you cool. Recipe via Taste of Home.
Camp Oven Nachos
Nachos are not only irresistible, they're the perfect 'lazy' dinner or lunch. They can be made from a variety of canned or fresh ingredients and are great for sharing if you're just looking for a light bite. By using a camp oven, you can achieve crunchy, oven-like nachos no matter where you are! Recipe via Fresh Off The Grid.
Orange Chocolate Cake
Our recipe guide wouldn't be complete without a delicious dessert dish. This ones great for the kids and adds a touch of spring with fresh fruit incorporated. Sit back around the campfire after dinner and enjoy this tasty treat. Recipe via Eureka Camping.
PancakesThere's something about eating pancakes for breakfast while on holiday. Somehow, they just manage to put a smile on our dial. This recipe comes from one of our very own OZtrailers who just can't get enough of pancakes!
- 1 ½ cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ cup plain Greek yoghurt
- 2/3 cup milk
- Start by placing pre-measured dry ingredients into a jar at home.
- When you're ready to eat pancakes, add both wet and dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk all together with a fork.
- Pour drops out onto the pan and cook away! Serve with maple syrup, or for something a little fancy add fresh fruit and yoghurt.