Between the Bread: 8 Satisfying Sandwiches for Picnics


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!)

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  • Colleen Walsh Fong

    Sandwiches are such a great idea given the very hot weather many of us are enduring. Yours look beautiful.  I made slow-cooked ribs yesterday and today I’m using the leftovers in sandwiches. 

    • BGSK

      That sounds amazing. I bet a little slaw would be great on that rib sandwich.

      • Colleen Walsh Fong

        I guess we think alike. I laid the boned meat on a big bed of slaw!

  • Amanda Blunt

    I love this site!

    • BGSK

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Ami

    Oh my goodness I was just thinking I cannot have sandwiches for packed lunches at work anymore, I have run out of ideas and bam! And these fillings are all my favourite things! Thanks BGSK

    • BGSK

      You are so welcome! Thanks for your note!

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