Sandwiches are perhaps the best picnic food around. They don’t take up much space in your cooler or picnic basket, and are easy to eat with your hands. It’s best to go for sturdier bread if you’re not a fan of soggy sandwiches – ciabatta, baguettes, bagels, crusty rolls and sourdough all work well.
It’s always nice to have a selection of sandwiches to enjoy on a picnic. If you like cheese sandwiches, why not make a Caprese sandwich, which contains creamy mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and zingy basil? It’s a summery take on a classic cheddar and tomato sandwich!
Or why not make a chickpea salad sandwich, which is a healthy plant-based take on the traditional picnic favourite of chicken salad? Crisp cucumber and radish work really well with the creamy chickpea filling, and served on a soft baguette it’s perfect for a picnic.
If you want to make a sandwich that actually becomes tastier as it sits, why not make this tomato, basil, and artichoke sandwich? You can make it the day before your picnic, and because the tomato and artichoke juices have a whole night to mingle, the following day this sandwich will be taken to the next level!
For more sandwich inspiration, check out The Spruce Eats’ guide to the best picnic sandwiches.
Tip: If you’re worried about your sandwiches going soggy when using salad in your sandwiches, it can help to toast the bread beforehand (even just lightly) and let it cool. This will help the bread to keep its rigidity and absorb less moisture. Your choice of bread also plays a role too; crusty rolls, baguettes, and ciabatta are sturdier and less likely to go soggy.
Adding a thin layer of olive or cool, melted butter on the inside of each piece of bread can also help to prevent it from absorbing excess moisture by acting as a barrier between the bread and the filling.