Sandwiches for the Perfect Summer Picnic

Sandwiches for the Perfect Summer Picnic
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Sandwiches for the Perfect Summer Picnic

What's a better way to say hello to summer than getting together with loved ones for a picnic? Make the most of it with these delicious, picnic-perfect sandwich recipes.

Egg Salad Sandwiches with Watercress

Watercress adds a zesty note to this enlightened version of an American classic.

Get the recipe: Egg Salad Sandwiches with Watercress

Guinness-Marinated Bison Steak Sandwiches

This sandwich is piled with slices of Guinness-marinated bison steak, mushrooms and red onion.

Get the recipe: Guinness-Marinated Bison Steak Sandwiches

Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Smoky grilled onion and your favorite barbecue sauce transform grilled pork tenderloin into a hearty summer sandwich. If you're concerned about sodium, be sure to choose a lower-sodium barbecue sauce.

Get the recipe: Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

Peanut Tofu Wrap

Baked tofu tossed with store-bought Thai peanut sauce makes a quick sandwich filling. Finish the sandwich with your favorite crunchy vegetables!

Get the recipe: Peanut Tofu Wrap

Salmon Salad Sandwich

Salmon salad served on tangy pumpernickel bread makes for an easy picnic dish!

Get the recipe: Salmon Salad Sandwich

Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich

Make this bistro-style sandwich, sauce and all, completely on the grill. If you're in a hurry, just grill the steak and garlic and substitute jarred roasted red peppers for the grilled bell peppers.

Get the recipe: Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

This healthy eggplant Parmesan sandwich uses tender, smoky grilled eggplant for a fresh and filling summery taste.

Get the recipe: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Turkey Pastrami Sandwich

If you’re taking this sandwich with you on a picnic, line one piece of bread with the pastrami and the other with Swiss cheese and tuck the sauerkraut and apple in the middle to keep the bread from becoming soggy.

Get the recipe: Turkey Pastrami Sandwich

Portobello 'Philly Cheese Steak' Sandwich

If you are craving a Philly cheese steak, look no further than this healthier, picnic-ready version.

Get the recipe: Portobello 'Philly Cheese Steak' Sandwich

BBQ Tofu Sandwich

This vegetarian take on the BBQ sandwich includes delicious tofu topped with coleslaw and dill pickles.

Get the recipe: BBQ Tofu Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a quick and healthy picnic plate.

Get the recipe: BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Tuna Melt

This updated tuna melt offers great, cheese flavor in each gooey bite! Your picnic companions won't be able to resist this renewed favorite. Simply pack the sandwiches in a plastic container and bring it along!

Get the recipe: Tuna Melt

Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich

This grilled eggplant and portobello sandwich is a great vegetarian option for your next picnic. For extra flavor, top it with slices of garden-fresh tomato and spicy arugula. Serve with a mixed green salad.

Get the recipe: Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich

TLT (Tofu, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich)

With pickles, oven fries and a tall glass of minty iced tea, even the most devoted bacon fan won't remember what's missing in this smoky, spicy renovation of the sandwich favorite.

Get the Recipe: TLT (Tofu, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich)

Tomato & Provolone Sandwiches

There’s something magical about a simple bread-and-tomato sandwich, but this one is even better topped with melted provolone cheese and tarragon-garlic mayo.

Get the Recipe: Tomato & Provolone Sandwiches

Turkey & Tomato Panini

A creamy spread full of Parmesan and fresh basil cozies up to turkey and summer-ripe tomato slices for a savory hot sandwich that will quickly become a go-to mealtime solution.

Get the Recipe: Turkey & Tomato Panini

Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap

While this dish comes in a wrap rather than on bread, it is no less filling than an ordinary sandwich. White beans mashed with ripe avocado and blended with sharp Cheddar and onion makes an incredibly rich, flavorful filling for this wrap. The tangy, spicy slaw adds crunch.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap


Picnics are a great way to spend time with family and friends, and these days, picnic fare is no longer limited to packaged turkey sandwiches and chips. Don't let your small picnic basket stop you from making your outing a big hit!

Take your sandwiches to the next level with these fresh and fun recipes. If you want to bring the flavor of the grill to your picnic basket, try our bistro flank steak sandwich or for a delightful vegetarian option, our TLT (tofu, lettuce, & tomato) sandwich. These hearty bites will have you in no rush to fold up your blanket!

Check out the slideshow above to find the perfect picnic sandwich for you!

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