Campervan cooking

People are often surprised when I tell them that there’s more to cooking in a campervan than just BBQs or beans and sausages!

Don’t get me wrong we all love a BBQ. What could be better than setting up camp, lighting the coals and sitting back with a glass of wine or Somerset cider.

We highly recommend The Butchers Block for locally sourced meat.  Please let us know if you want a BBQ pack and we’ll have it ready in the fridge for when you pick up your hire campervan.

Cooking in a VW camper

If you want to test your culinary skills, you’ll find all our vans come fully equipped with everything you need to whip up a feast.

Here are few of our favourites.

1. Start your day right with tasty Overnight Oats for breakfast

What better way to start the day than with a healthy, fruity breakfast and overnight oats are a doddle to prepare the night before.  No cooking required!

Two tablespoons Dorset Cereals Simply Oats

50ml milk

Handful of cashews

Spoon of Dorset Cereals Honey Granola

Two tablespoons Yeo Valley Greek Yoghurt

Half a banana

4 Strawberries

Spoon oats into bottom of a glass, cover with milk. Layer on slices of banana, top with yoghurt, add granola and top with slices of strawberries for a tasty topping.  Cover and leave in fridge overnight.  Wake up to delicious breakfast.


2. Spicy salad for lunch with a Cajun Chicken Salad for two

Campervan cooking delicious chicken salad

Spicy chicken salad in under 20 minutes?  Yes please.

To season the chicken you will need:

Dessert spoon paprika

Dessert spoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper



Sliced red onion

1 Baby gem lettuce, leaves kept whole

1 cucumber sliced

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

Sliced avocado

For the Dressing mix

1 teaspoon of the seasoning

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Yeo Valley no fat greek yogurt

To make, roll the chicken in the seasoning (saving a spoon for the dressing) fry in a spoon of olive oil on a low heat for four minutes each side until browned.  When cooked leave to rest for few minutes.  Slice the chicken into strips and lay out on the salad on a bed of romain lettuce leaves. Arrange the remaining salad and pour over the dressing.

For a take away lunch, simply wrap the contents into soft tortillas and enjoy lunch in the sunshine.

3. Dinner time delight with Spaghetti a la salmone

Dried or fresh spaghetti

8 Cherry tomatoes

1 Garlic clove

half glass of white wine

Dried chilli sprinkles to taste

Olive oil

Handful chopped parsley

Two slices of Forest and Brown smoked salmon, chopped into pieces

Boil spaghetti until cooked, drain leave to side.  In the pan fry the garlic and olive oil for two minutes. Add parsley and white wine. Add tomatoes and salmon and simmer for one minute. Add the spaghetti and toss together.  Sprinkle with dried chilli flakes and serve with Pullens sour dough bread slice.


4. Delicious Cardamom chocolate cake dessert

Finish with the simplest, most decadent treat and use the microwave to make the perfect, gooiest dessert.

1/4 cup flour

5 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Drop of vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Teaspoon of crushed cardamom seeds

Mix ingredients together in the bowl. Pour into a large microwave safe mug. Microwave until the mix is solid, about 2 minutes.

Serve with Yeo Valley single cream and mixed berries


Sit back and watch the stars.  Cooking in a campervan has never been so gourmet.

Contact us now to book your  culinary adventure.