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10+ Sandwiches That Are Perfect For a Picnic

Head to the nearest park and bring your brightest blanket. These picnic sandwiches pack up perfectly and just taste better in the sunshine.

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Barbecued Chicken Salad Sandwiches

“An impromptu picnic inspired this BBQ chicken salad sandwich. An instant summertime favourite, these dressed-up sandwiches have become a mainstay at our house.” —Linda Orme, Battleground, Washington

Get the recipe for Barbecued Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

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Turkey, Gouda & Apple Tea Sandwiches

Cut into triangles or quarters, these fun mini sandwiches are a tasty addition to an afternoon tea gathering. The cranberry mayo lends an original flavour twist, and the apples give them a sweet-tart crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Get the recipe for Turkey, Gouda & Apple Tea Sandwiches.

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Focaccia Sandwiches

“Slices of this pretty sandwich make any casual get-together more special. Add or change ingredients to your taste.” —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Focaccia Sandwiches.

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PBJ on a Stick

“Take the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the go with these skewers. They also make easy snacks.” —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for PBJ on a Stick.

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Chicken Caesar Pitas

Hand-held and picnic friendly, these chicken-stuffed pockets pack a double dose of whole grains from brown rice and whole wheat pitas. The chicken can be made up to 2 days in advance for a fast-fix lunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Get the recipe for Chicken Caesar Pitas.

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Tuna Artichoke Melts

After sampling a similar open-faced sandwich at a restaurant, I created my own version of lemon-seasoned tuna salad with artichoke hearts. I like to serve it for lunch with a friend on the patio.

Get the recipe for Tuna Artichoke Melts.

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Dilly Chicken Sandwiches

“A creamy lemon-dill spread adds summery flavour to tender chicken served between slices of grilled French bread with slices of lettuce and tomato. Serve it for lunch, or for a light and breezy dinner on the patio.” —Orien Major, Hinton, Alberta

Get the recipe for Dilly Chicken Sandwiches.

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Italian Submarine

Italian Submarine

“My Italian husband grew up eating this flavourful sandwich, which his mother used to make it after Saturday chores were finished. Put the sub together a few hours ahead and refrigerate, then serve with chips, veggies and dip for a delicious meal.” —Christine Lupella, Fifty Lakes, Minnesota

Get the recipe for Italian Submarine.

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Smoked Salmon Egg Salad

“Served on croissants, these grown-up sandwiches offer a great way to use leftover Easter eggs. Salmon adds smoky flavour.” —Cathy Tang, Redmond, Washington

Get the recipe for Smoked Salmon Egg Salad.

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Club Roll-Ups

Club Roll-Ups

Packed with meat, cheese and olives, these roll-ups are always a hit at parties.

Get the recipe for Club Roll-Ups.

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Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas

“My kids ask for these pita sandwiches all the time. They haven’t noticed that as good as they taste, they’re also good for them.” —Kim Holmes, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan

Get the recipe for Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas.

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Turkey-Jalapeno Sandwiches

Turkey-Jalapeno Sandwiches

When turkey sandwich meets modern Thai, it’s a fun mix of classic and trendy food. I love it when my mixing and matching turns out so tasty. —Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

Get the recipe for Turkey-Jalapeno Sandwiches.

Next, check out this collection of easy summer salad recipes.

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