Planning a picnic can be tricky. You have to consider the weight, durability and longevity of everything you pack. Sandwiches are the natural picnic food, but all too often they’re the choice you regret making. Anyone who has had to suffer through gooey tomato run-off and soggy bread knows this to be the harsh reality. Thankfully, not all sandwiches are created equal. There are sandwiches that ideal for picnic munching. Not only do these picnic sandwiches stand up to the rigours of traveling, they also improve the longer they sit. Without further ado here are 10 picnic-friendly sandwiches…
10 No-Sog Picnic Sandwiches
Pan Bagnat – Lavender and Lovage
This is the pressed picnic sandwich that started it all. The magic starts with a hollowed out Boule, which is then brushed with olive oil and filled with layers of pickled vegetables, deli meats, cheeses, and fresh herbs and veggies. The sandwich is the pressed under a heap of books or another heavy object and left over night.
Eggplant, Prosciutto and Pesto Pressed Picnic Sandwiches – Host the Toast Blog
There is nothing more delicious than a good pesto, except of course, good pesto soaked into good bread. This darling pressed sandwich combines the salty chew of prosciutto, the hearty texture of eggplant, and the flavourful punch of pesto.
The Perfect Picnic Sandwich – Say Yes
With a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a spread of mushed roasted garlic these perfect picnic sandwiches are free of any mayo-related mishaps. Big on flavour, this sandwich boasts sheets of salami, mozzarella, fresh basil and tomato slices. The hearty baguette, which envelopes all this goodness, is strong enough to withstand any journey large or small.
Sopressata & Provolone Italian Pressed Sandwiches – The Cilantropist
This pressed sandwich uses ciabatta bread as its base, but the sopressata is the star of the show. Provolone is a mild and relatively unassuming cheese, so it is excellent at picking up the flavours of its more outgoing sandwich mates. Rounded out with basil and roasted tomatoes, this sandwich is sure to win the hearts of picnic enthusiasts everywhere.
Nicoise Tuna Sandwich Recipe – Foodie with Family
A riff on the famous French salad, this highly portable sandwich features flaked tuna, hard boiled eggs, anchovy fillets, briny olives, and fresh bell peppers. These tasty tidbits are bundled together inside a hallowed out baguette. C’est bon!
Ham and Brie Baguette with Membrillo – Love and Cupcakes
If salty sweet bites make your heart go pitter pat this is the picnic sandwich for you. Served in a sturdy French baguette, this sandwich features meaty slices of ham, creamy chunks and brie, and a sweet spread of membrillo (quince paste).
Mediterranean Pressed Picnic Sandwich – Vegetarian Times
For the vegetarian picnic enthusiast there is this Mediterranean-themed pressed sandwich. The sandwich is comprised of such plant-based goodies as eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and roasted red peppers. Complete with a salty spread of olive tapenade, this veggie centric sandwich is the perfect picnic companion.
This spring-centric sandwich features a colourful palette of vibrant greens, punchy pinks and soft yellows. But as beautiful as it look, it tastes much better. Simple and fuss free, this sandwich would be right at home in any picnic basket.
Turkey & Brie with Fig Jam & Arugula Sandwiches – Frankie Hearts Fashion
Here’s another salty sweet sandwich to pack. This picnic snack is filled with lean slices of turkey, buttery pieces of brie, peppery arugula and a spread of sticky fig jam. A crisp baguette adds crunch and longevity to the sandwich.
New Orleans Muffuletta Recipe – Laura Fuentes
This classic New Orleans sandwich is designed for dining al fresco. Packed with thin sheets of Capicola ham and salami, and slices smoked provolone, and mozzarella, this hefty sandwich could feed an army. Finished with a hefty scoop of olive salad, the New Orleans Muffuletta is best when sliced and served on site.