Fill your picnic basket like a pro.

F&W Editors
March 29, 2016

Sandwiches are the centerpiece of a picnic spread, and when it comes to packing tasty ones that will go the distance, we've got you covered. From spicy avocado-and-pea sandwiches to a Vietnamese-inspired short rib Banh Mi, here are seven amazing recipes to make for a spring picnic.

1. Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce

Fresh spring vegetables like carrots, spinach and radishes are perfect for these quick, meatless sandwiches.

2. Spicy Avocado and Pea Tea Sandwiches

A tangy chile-herb dressing stars in these fast sandwiches.

3. Chicken Salad Sandwich with Feta and Mint

Fresh mint and briny feta elevate this simple chicken salad sandwich into a sophisticated lunch.

4. Pan Bagnat

The traditional version of this Provençal sandwich is basically a salade niçoise on a roll. For this vegetarian version, we've omitted the tuna and added fennel and chickpeas. Stuff the filling into hollowed-out rolls and let the delicious juices soak into the bread.

5. Smoked Salmon and Chopped Egg Sandwich

© TINA RUPP

Serve these excellent picnic sandwiches with savory cornichons.

 

6. Short Rib Banh Mi with Quick Pickles and Fresh Herbs

These Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches are a clever and tasty way to use leftover beef stew.

7. Grilled Asparagus Subs with Smoky French Dressing

This smoky asparagus sandwich gets its flavor from chipotles and smoked salt. It’s a perfect way to have a tasty, green lunch.

© JOHNNY VALIANT

Tyler Kord, the co-founder of New York City's No. 7 Sub shops, smokes the French dressing for his asparagus sandwiches over wood chips. This simplified version gets its smokiness from chipotles and smoked salt.