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9 Easy Campervan Recipes for Glamping on the Big Island of Hawaii

Are you planning a thrilling adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii?

Picture this: cruising along scenic coastal roads, chasing waterfalls, and falling asleep under a blanket of stars.

Sun + Salt Campervan Shirley parked in a field with lights on inside under the milky way.

Sounds like the perfect getaway, right?

Well, with Sun + Salt Campervans, your dream of exploring the lush landscapes of Hawaii in style becomes a reality. Our cozy and convenient campervans are your ticket to an unforgettable glamping experience on the Big Island.

Sun + Salt pink Campervan laverne on Hawaii island. The outdoor table is open cooking cauliflower on a portable stove at the beach.
The inside of the utensils drawer in Laverne, the pink campervan on hawaii island with sun + salt campervans.

Not only does a Campervan provide a more affordable way to experience Hawai'i island, having all of the kitchen amenities makes it easy to save some money cooking your own food. We've got your cooking needs covered - each of our campervans includes a portable stove (great for cooking outside or inside the van if it's raining), a chest fridge/freezer to keep ingredients fresh, cutting boards, strainers, cooking spoons and tongs, knives, bowls, skillets, a pot, coffee grinder, and french press.

We've got you covered with these 9 go-to recipes that are perfect for whipping up in your glampervan kitchen. Whether you're craving a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a flavorful dinner, these recipes are guaranteed to hit the spot.


1. Tropical Fruit Parfait

- Ingredients:

- Greek yogurt

- Fresh tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya)

- Granola

- Instructions:

1. Layer Greek yogurt, chopped fruits, and granola in a mason jar or bowl.

2. Repeat the layers until the jar is filled.

3. Enjoy a taste of paradise with every spoonful!

2. Veggie Omelette Wraps

- Ingredients:

- Eggs

- Chopped bell peppers, onions, spinach

- Shredded cheese

- Tortillas

- Instructions:

1. Whisk eggs and pour into a greased pan on your camping stove.

2. Add veggies and cheese to one half of the omelette.

3. Fold the omelette over and cook until cheese is melted.

4. Serve wrapped in warm tortillas for a satisfying breakfast on the go.

3. Banana Pancakes

*cue Jack Johnson

- Ingredients:

- Pancake mix

- Ripe bananas, mashed

- Coconut milk

- Instructions:

1. Mix pancake mix, mashed bananas, and coconut milk until smooth.

2. Cook pancakes on a greased skillet until golden brown on both sides.

3. Serve with sliced bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup for a taste of island bliss.

Bri Leever making cauliflower on a portable stove on the outdoor table of Laverne, the pink campervan on hawaii island in the Sun + Salt Campervan fleet.


4. Hawaiian Poke Bowl

- Ingredients:

- Sushi-grade ahi tuna, cubed

- Soy sauce

- Sesame oil

- Rice

- Avocado, cucumber, edamame, seaweed salad (optional toppings)

- Instructions:

1. Marinate tuna cubes in soy sauce and sesame oil.

2. Cook rice according to package instructions.

3. Assemble poke bowls with rice, marinated tuna, and your favorite toppings.

4. Dig in and savor the fresh flavors of Hawaii!

5. Turkey Avocado Wraps

- Ingredients:

- Sliced turkey breast

- Avocado, sliced

- Lettuce, tomato

- Tortillas

- Instructions:

1. Layer turkey, avocado, lettuce, and tomato on tortillas.

2. Roll up tightly and slice into bite-sized wraps.

3. Pack them up for a quick and nutritious lunch on the go.

6. Caprese Pasta Salad

- Ingredients:

- Pasta

- Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil

- Balsamic vinaigrette

- Instructions:

1. Cook pasta according to package instructions and let it cool.

2. Toss pasta with halved cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and torn basil leaves.

3. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and toss to combine.

4. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve, perfect for a refreshing midday meal.

Bri Leever cooking cauliflower on the outdoor table of the pink campervan Laverne at kohanaiki.


7. Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

- Ingredients:

- Chicken breast, cut into cubes

- Teriyaki sauce

- Pineapple chunks, bell peppers, onions (optional)

- Instructions:

1. Marinate chicken cubes in teriyaki sauce for at least 30 minutes.

2. Thread chicken onto skewers, alternating with pineapple, bell peppers, and onions if desired.

3. Grill skewers on your camping stove until chicken is cooked through and caramelized.

4. Serve with a side of rice for a taste of Hawaiian BBQ bliss.

8. Campfire Chili

- Ingredients:

- Ground beef or turkey

- Canned beans, diced tomatoes

- Chili powder, cumin, garlic powder

- Instructions:

1. Brown ground meat in a pot on your camping stove.

2. Add canned beans, diced tomatoes, and spices.

3. Simmer chili over low heat until flavors meld together.

4. Serve piping hot with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream for a comforting campfire dinner.

9. Grilled Veggie Quesadillas

- Ingredients:

- Assorted veggies (bell peppers, zucchini, onions)

- Shredded cheese

- Flour tortillas

- Instructions:

1. Grill veggies on your camping stove until tender.

2. Layer grilled veggies and shredded cheese between two tortillas.

3. Cook quesadillas on a greased skillet until cheese is melted and tortillas are crispy.

4. Slice into wedges and serve with salsa and guacamole for a deliciously easy dinner option.

With these 9 mouthwatering recipes in your repertoire, you'll be ready to embark on the ultimate culinary adventure in your Sun + Salt Campervan on the Big Island of Hawaii. So pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready to indulge in the flavors of paradise! Happy glamping!

A woman washing dishes in the Sun + Salt Campervan laverne over the big farmhouse kitchen sink with a sponge and soap.

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