The Perfect Picnic Sandwich

This beautiful Spring day led me to want to go on a nature hike. I have to admit, I love taking my kids on nature hikes. Fresh air, new growth, and simply hanging out with my kids is something wonderful. So with a hike in mind, I was thinking of what to pack to eat.  I scanned the kitchen, and noticed this great thin sliced bread that I picked up at my local panaderia (Mexican bakery), some fresh baby arugula, and a couple of other items that would make a really great sandwich.

The Perfect Picnic Sandwich

  • Baby arugula, washed and patted dry
  • Herbed cheese spread
  • Roma tomato, thinly sliced
  • Thin sliced salami, or Prosciutto, or leave out if you prefer a good veggie sandwich
  • Thin sliced white bread
  • Radish, thinly sliced
  • Toothpicks

Lay out the bread. Add the cheese spread to all three slices. On the first slice of bread, layer the arugula, tomato, and salami. Top with another slice of bread, spread side up. Do the same by layering the arugula, tomato, and salami. Top with the last slice of bread, spread side down. Cut on the diagonal.

With a toothpick, pick two thinly sliced radishes per pick, and insert into the top of each sandwich.

Wrap up and bring out during the perfect time during your hike.  Enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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