Planning a picnic – tomorrow, the Fourth of July, or over the weekend at the beach? That’s my goal for the next few days: lots of eating al fresco, with friends. Of course sandwiches are the go-to picnic food. They come in their own little wrappers, making them transportable. To serve, you just plop a sandwich on a paper place, a much neater process than, for example, attempting to ladle out chili or cool soup on a blanket at the park with dogs and children running hilarious circles around you and the sun glaring down.
So, I’ve got sandwich inspiration here, from the cool spiced filling in my Curry Chicken Wraps to the vegetarian sultriness of a sandwich made with eggplant, white bean spread, and herbs. Stuff ‘em into a big Tupperware or fancy picnic basket if that’s more your style, then load up your thermos with lemonade, grab a blanket, and go.
1. Crunchy Chicken Salad Sandwich with Bacon | 2. Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Fontina | 3. Caesar Wrap with Tofu Croutons and Broccoli | 4. Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Arugula and Sundried Tomatoes
And…a few more:
5. Curry Chicken Wraps | 6. Five Spice Pulled Brisket Sandwiches | 7. Roasted Eggplant Sandwiches with White Bean Spread and Chive Pesto | 8. Roast Beef Baguettes with Cider Onion Jam and Fennel Remoulade
Have a happy Fourth! (And head over to our patriotic pinboard for red-white-and-blue inspiration!)