Warm weather and sunny skies call for outdoor dining—and what better way to celebrate summer weather than a picnic at the park? You can stretch out on a blanket, kick off your shoes, and relax with good food and better company.
When it comes to picnic food, strategy is key: It needs to be delicious, of course, but also portable, not too messy, and easy to eat with your hands. Sandwiches tick all those boxes and then some, making them the ideal focal point for any picnic basket. Here are 6 of our favorite sandwich recipes for summer to get you started.
Take your tuna salad sandwiches to the next level by swapping out regular sliced bread for soft, sweet, buttery croissants. These sandwiches are just begging to be enjoyed outside with your favorite people and something icy-cold to drink.
Our delicate, mild albacore tuna works just as well in a classic Caesar salad as chicken or salmon, and these simple wraps are proof. Pack them in a basket with some chips and cold beverages for a casual picnic spread that still feels a little special.
We gave the classic club sandwich a twist with an herby, bacon-y salmon spread instead of the usual turkey or chicken salad. Make these incredible sandwiches ahead of time with juicy summer tomatoes and crisp lettuce, then enjoy on a blanket somewhere sunny.
If you have a can of salmon, some cream cheese and salsa, and tortillas, you can make these delicious roll-ups for your next picnic. Add a little fresh parsley and cilantro and you’ve got a truly perfect finger food.
Planning a brunch time picnic? This simple recipe for smoked salmon bagels is just what you need. Our wild-caught smoked salmon packets make serving a crowd easy, convenient, and of course, incredibly delicious.
OK, hear us out—a quiche isn’t a sandwich, but if you slice it into squares and put it between two slices of bread, it magically becomes the best egg sandwich you’ll ever have. Plus, quiche is perfect picnic basket fare because you can make it ahead of time and serve it at room temperature.