Fill your picnic basket like a pro.

By 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


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.


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.