No need to be in the least bit concerned because with my Cold Sandwich Ideas you really can't go wrong. Your efforts at picnic planning will be rewarded with "Oohs and ahhs" and "May I have some more please?"
On this page I have suggested some simple cold sald recipes that you can add to your favourite sliced bread, baguette, bagel, scone, pitta wrap or sandwich loaf.
Lets take a look at just how simple and yet nourishing a sandwich etc can really be.
A word of warning though, make sure you have eaten as these Cold Sandwich Recipes will really get your tummy rumbling.
Use the recipes below as a baseline and add any extra ingredients you feel will create your own unique gourmet delight.
Family picnic in the park
Let's Start With The Kids
Some really simple spreads to use are basically whatever they have in their school lunches. I
have found in the past that most kids eat on the run anyway, so sitting
them down to a Gourmet sandwich feast is pretty pointless.
Spread any of these generously on lightly buttered and sliced freshly baked bread or fresh crunchy bread rolls. For an even more fun time why not take the lids off the jars and hand the kids some plastic knives.
For the Kids who do like to try different things, may I make a few suggestions ....
Mashed hard boiled egg and lettuce, you could also add some shredded or shaved cheese
Cottage cheese with Dried fruit for example - raisins, sultanas or apricots
Creamed cheese with sun dried tomatoes and a slice of selected meat/chicken
Simple Cold Sandwich Recipes Gathered From Pinterest
Cold Sandwich Recipes For The Adults - The Grown Up Kids
The secret to the filling in my great Cold Sandwich Recipes is the creaminess.
You can achieve this by using...
even cream itself.
Don't be frightened to experiment with different textures.
My favourite has always been sour cream for no other reason than personal choice and the flavor doesn't seem to compromise with the other ingredients.
Have a browse through these Cold Sandwich Recipes for ideas that you think your family and friends will enjoy.
Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich Recipe.
Slices of freshly baked bread....can use white, wholemeal or your favorite grain/Rye etc
Mayonnaise (could use Sour Cream)
Chopped fresh Chives (Can use Spring Onions)Seasoning...to personal taste
Fresh Lettuce leaves to serve
Depending on the number that you are serving I suggest 1 egg per person.
I always try a little taste test as I make this up, try not to over season and keep as moist as possible without becoming sloppy.
Chop the eggs.
Add the Mayonnaise, the chopped chives and the seasoning, mix through thoroughly and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or cooler, ready to serve at the picnic.
At the picnic spread the sliced Bread with a little butter or margarine if you want to, a small lettuce leaf and add lavish amounts of the mix, another one of my favourite Cold Sandwich Recipes. Yummy!
Add cooked and shredded chicken, cooked bacon or even tuna chunks to the mixture for different fillings.
Cheese & Onion Mix Sandwich Recipe
2 Slices of your favorite Bread
The quantities to use in this Cold Sandwich Recipes will depend on the number of people that you are serving.
Grate a pile of cheddar cheese into a mixing bowl or dish.
Finely chop the onion and add to the mixing bowl.
Add a large spoonful of mayonnaise into the mixing bowl making sure that the cheese and onion are well mixed, keep the mix from getting too sloppy though, add more cheese if you need to.
Add a small amount of chopped chives into the mix and store, cool, ready to use at your picnic.
Chop up some sardines and add to mix or use tinned salmon chunks for a different flavor.
Silverside & Spinach
120g (1/2 cup) spreadable cream cheese
60g (1/4 cup) sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
100g pkt lite silverside
baby spinach leaves
Combine cream cheese with the sun-dried tomatoes and add the spinach leaves and shredded silverside.
Store in airtight container, cool, until ready to spread onto your favourite bread or bread roll.
I love to use a well grained bread with my Cold Sandwich Recipes, as the grained texture adds to the delicious experience.
Shredded cooked chicken, ham or other cold meat could be used as a substitute for the silverside.
Seed bread rolls compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/theenmoy/6206438219/
65g (1/4 cup) cottage cheese
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
100g pkt roasted shaved honey ham or choose from the Deli'
fresh lemon juice
Mix cottage cheese with the chopped fresh basil.
Store, cold, ready to use.
At the picnic, mash the avocado with fresh lemon juice spread lavishly onto your favourite chosen bread slice, top with the shaved honey ham and 2nd lightly buttered bread slice.
Substitute the shaved ham with shaved chicken, shaved turkey or smoked salmon.
Delicious bread roll with bbq hamburger and salad
Cold Sandwich Recipes can be made using freshly baked bread rolls, baguettes or loaves (sliced or left whole). There are so many different types available from plain white to beautiful and delicious multigrains. Sour Dough breads, Rye breads, Soy and etc.
Experiment with the different textures and tastes.
The Greek Pita With A Selection Of Yummy Fillings
Pita bread filled with salad and yummy cold meat compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/nguyendai/441040944/
There are also great new selections of pocket/pitta breads to use with my Cold Salad Recipes and have a look next time you are at the supermarket for all those different wraps that you can now get.
The world is getting smaller and the blending of other cultures brings with it the wonderful opportunity of trying new tastes and new ways of presenting the good old sandwich as an example...
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