13 Camping Recipes

These recipes are even better in front of a roaring, crackling fire.

Houston, Chris Shepherd, Grilling, Cabbage Slaw
In this offbeat slaw, raw red cabbage adds a textural contrast to the grilled green cabbage, and a zippy, spicy-sweet-salty dressing goes well with the charred bits. Get the recipe for Charred Cabbage Slaw » Drew Anthony Smith
Smoked Almond S'mores with Whiskey Marshmallows
We love a classic Hershey’s s’more, but this version kicks things up a notch with homemade ingredients. A little whiskey when camping never hurt. Get the recipe for Smoked Almond S’mores with Whiskey Marshmallows » Matt Taylor-Gross
Mushroom Foil Yaki
Mushrooms get cooked in a foil pouch with Asian sauces in this effortless “one-foil” dish you can throw on top of your embers. Get the recipe for Mixed Mushroom Foil Yaki » Matt Taylor-Gross
Grilled Beef Kebabs with Pickles Persimmons
It’s worth bringing along a minimalistic spice blend to throw on some beef. These kebabs are grilled until lightly charred and served with intense, bright pickled persimmons. Get the recipe for Grilled Beef Kebabs with Pickles Persimmons » Matt Taylor-Gross
Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup
Sweet and smoky blueberry chipotle ketchup makes a perfect addition to all manner of grilled foods; it’s great in place of barbecue sauce on chicken legs and meaty portobello mushrooms. Get the recipe for Blueberry Chipotle Ketchup » Khushbu Shah
Grilled Watermelon, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad
Grilling makes everything better—watermelons get even sweeter from the flames, shrimp gets crisp and plump, and avocado turns deliciously smoky. Get the recipe for Grilled Watermelon, Avocado, and Shrimp Salad » Farideh Sadeghin
Saladu Ñebbe
Chile-spiked black-eyed peas dressed with fresh lime juice make a bright side dish that’s easy to throw together while roasting other dishes. Get the recipe for Saladu Ñebbe » Penny de los Santos
Potato Salad Hot Dog
Potato salad is great to bring along to any cookout, even in the woods. But it’s even better on the hot dog on the stick over the fire. Get the recipe for Potato Salad Hot Dog » Farideh Sadeghin
Brown Rice Salad with Avocado
The combination of crunchy peanuts, creamy avocados, and the sweet bite of ginger make for a dish that’s full of complex flavors, yet easy to execute and keeps well when bringing along for a camping trip. Get the recipe for Brown Rice Salad with Avocado » Farideh Sadeghin
Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh
Sweet potatoes are even better than baked potatoes. Slow roasting enhances the potatoes natural sweetness. Garlicky labneh and quick trip under the broiler add tang and smokiness. Get the recipe for Slow-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Labneh » Neal Santos
Whole Grilled Sea Bass
Fish stuffed with loads of herbs and rubbed with a simple garlic butter are grilled whole, which leaves them with a smoky, charred flavor and tender meat. Get the recipe for Whole Grilled Sea Bass » Marcus Nilsson
Watermelon Tomato Salad
Sweet, spicy, and tangy watermelon salad is easy to slice and throw together for a perfect accompaniment to fire-roasted camp dishes. Get the recipe for Watermelon and Tomato Salad » Matt Taylor-Gross