Since July is National Picnic Month, and the weather is perfect, why not pack your picnic basket and head outside? Enjoy your picnic on the beach, at your local park, or even at one of the best picnic spots in LA.
Not sure what food to pack for your picnic? Remember that you don’t want anything that may easily spoil in the summer heat. So, if you’re going for sandwiches, an easy and yummy choice, you will want to keep condiments, like mayonnaise, cool. Also, refrain from toasting the bread as it will end up becoming soggy. And to make serving easier for you, cut the sandwiches in halves or quarters before you leave the house.
To inspire your picnic menu, we’re sharing some easy and simple sandwiches recipes just for you!
Barbecue Chicken Sandwich
Got some leftover barbecue chicken? Turn it into a sandwich! Stuff the leftover chicken, onions and celery between hamburger buns and you’re set.
You can’t go wrong with a Club Sandwich. Fill your bread with turkey, ham, Swiss, lettuce, and tomatoes and you’re sure to please most palates. Don’t have all the ingredients? You can substitute or forgo some ingredients as needed.
Greek Sandwich Bites
Greek sandwich bites deliver great flavors while suiting a vegetarian diet. Simple prep includes cooking spinach with garlic and onions until wilted, draining the spinach and then adding feta cheese, pine nuts, salt, pepper and nutmeg. This is then spread between bread slices and grilled. Click here for the full recipe.
Grilled Summer Sandwiches
These can be versatile; choose your favorite grilled veggies and add them to a chicken or beef sandwich. You can even make it vegetarian by using only grilled veggies or pairing the grilled veggies with a veggie patty. Here’s a yummy recipe for a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich.
Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwich
It doesn’t get any simpler than roast beef, cheese, and bread.
Strawberry & Nutella Sandwich on Pretzel Bread
Who doesn’t love Nutella? Spread on pretzel bread with sliced strawberries, this dessert sandwich offers a great balance of sweet with a hint of saltiness from the bread.
Turkey Aram Sandwiches
Pinwheel sandwiches are perfect if you’ve got quite a few mouths to feed. Simply choose a wrap, fill it with your favorite deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Carefully roll the wrap, slice into pieces, and you’re set.
Now that you’ve got some ideas for your menu, where is your favorite place to picnic? Share your favorite picnic menu & picnic spots with us – find us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and Pinterest!
Of course, if you’d rather not prepare the food yourself, you can always visit us and we’ll gladly prepare your favorite sandwiches and salads for you to enjoy under the sun. Remember, we’re open 10:30am-7:30pm on weekdays, and 10:30am-4:30pm on Saturdays.