The Perfect Make-Ahead Sandwich

Whether you're planning a picnic, a camping trip, or just trying to avoid another #saddesklunch situation, there are few things in life more perfect than a good sandwich, especially one that can be made ahead.

Here are three of my favorite flavor combinations, all of which recently made an appearance on a family camping trip. The key is to start with a good telera or ciabatta roll. They're the perfect size and can stand up to quite a bit of moisture in the filling. Then fill them, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, and head out on your next adventure (or to your office).

Green Goddess Tuna

(Makes 2 sandwiches)


  • A small handful each of basil leaves, parsley, cilantro, or other tender fresh herbs

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Greek yogurt depending on how dry you like your tuna salad (you can also use mayo or sour cream if that's what you've got in the fridge)

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 (5oz) can of tuna in water, drained

  • 1 celery stalk, diced small

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Arugula

  • 1/4 fennel bulb, thinly sliced

  • Small ciabatta loaf or telera roll