Ham Sandwich Recipes
to Make for a Picnic

Cutting Ham

When you are planning to make a ham sandwiches for your picnic use the best quality ham your can find.

Don't settle for a thick slice of ham between 2 slices of dried up bread.

Thin slices are best in a sandwich. Shaved ham comes as very thin slices that are convenient and easy to eat. But do use plenty.

Wholemeal or full grain breads make good sandwiches or use baquettes and rolls of various sorts.

Use plenty of salad vegetables. Lettuce, tomato, cucmber, carrot are all good staples. I like to add corriander to my salads for extra flavour.

Ham Sandwich Ideas

Ham Salad Rolls

  • 4 Slices of smoked ham
  • 4 Sliced roma tomatoes
  • 2 Sliced red onions
  • 1 Punnet of sprouts
  • 1 small lettuce
  • Ready made mustard
  • 4 Wholegrain rolls
Ham Salad Rolls

Cut each roll in half horizonally. Butter them if you like. Spread with each roll with a little mustard . Layer ham, tomato, lettuce and onions on the bottom half of each roll. Top with lettuce and sprouts. Place the top of the roll onto the sandwich. Cut the rolls in half for easy eating.

Makes 4 rolls

Ham and Turkey Baguette

Ham And Turkey Baguette
  • 2 Long baguettes
  • 4 Slices of smoked ham
  • 4 Slices of turkey meat
  • 1 Sliced onion
  • 2 Grated carrots
  • Shredded lettuce

Split each baguette in half. Layer the ham, turkey meat, onion, grated carrot and lettuce on the base of each baguette and replace the top.

Cut the stuffed baguettes in half to make 4 sandwiches.

Ham and Tomato Baguette

  • 2 Long baguettes
  • 4 Slices of ham
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • Tub of spreadable cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Ham and Tomato Sandwich

Split each baguette. Layer with ham, cream cheese and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cut the baguettes in half to make 4 sandwiches.

Ham and Cheese Rolls

  • 4 Large wholemeal rolls, split and buttered
  • Ready made mustard
  • 4 Slices honey ham
  • 4 Slices of Gouda cheese
  • Sweet onion slices
  • Baby spinach leaves

Spread buttered split rolls with mustard. Top with ham slices, cheese, sweet onion slices and spinach leaves.

Makes 4 rolls

Honey Ham with Avocado

  • 8 Slices of wholegrain bread
  • 4 Slices of shaved honey ham
  • 4 Slices of cheese
  • 4 Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 1 Avocado
  • Lettuce

Mash the avocado flesh and spread over 8 slices of wholegrain bread. Layer ham, chesse and tomato onto 4 slices . Top with other 4 wholegrain slices. Cut each sandwich in half.

Makes 4 full sandwiches.

More Ideas for Spreads and Fillings

Look on supermarket shelves for your favourite spreads, chutneys, and pickles to spread on your sandwiches. There are a wide range available and your choice is really a matter of taste.

These Fillings Go Well With Ham

  • Sliced or crushed pineapple
  • Coleslaw
  • Apple slices or apple sauce.

Spread Some Condiments On Your Bread Or Rolls.

There a different mustards to choose from;

  • English Mustard has a bit of a bite but can range in flavour from hot to mild . Your favourite will depend on your taste..
  • Dijon or French Mustard a creamy milder mustard which is a traditional favourie in ham sandwiches.
  • Wholegrain Mustard is made from coarsely ground mustard seed so has more body than other mustards. It is not as hot as english mustard or as creamy as dijon mustard but adds texture to a sandwich.
  • Horse radish cream is a hot creamy mix with a very distinctive taste.

Add A Delicious Relish.

Each has is own flavour but all give a sandwich an added zing.

  • Tomato Relish a blend of tomato, onion and capsicum
  • Piccalilli a mix of pickled vegetables and spices
  • Sweet Corn Relish with sweet corn and capsicum
  • Mango Chutney made of mangoes mixed with apples, sultanas and spices.

Find out how to make your own pickles and relishes. Try this book to get you started.

Pickles and Relishes: From Apples to Zucchinis, 150 recipes for preserving the harvest

You can use them with lots of meals - not just picnic sandwiches.

These are just some ideas for additions to your ham sandwiches. There are many more to try. Experiment with different fillings to find one just right for you.

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