Summer Sandwich Recipes That Will Inspire You to Take a Picnic
Pack them up with your favourite blanket and make a beeline for the nearest park.
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.
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.
Get the recipe for Turkey, Gouda & Apple Tea 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.
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.
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.
Get the recipe for Chicken Caesar Pitas.
Tuna Artichoke Melts
After sampling a similar open-faced sandwich at a restaurant, we created our own version of lemon-seasoned tuna salad with artichoke hearts. It makes an ideal lunch served on the patio.
Get the recipe for Tuna Artichoke Melts.
“My Italian husband grew up eating this flavourful sandwich, which his mother used to make 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.
Smoked Salmon Egg Salad
“Served on croissants, these grown-up sandwiches offer a great way to use leftover eggs. Salmon adds smoky flavour.” —Cathy Tang, Redmond, Washington
Get the recipe for Smoked Salmon Egg Salad.
Packed with meat, cheese and olives, these roll-ups are always a hit at parties.
Get the recipe for Club Roll-Ups.
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.
“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.