Pack a perfect family picnic
Try mixing up the traditional picnic with pickled beet-mango slaw, piled high with deli meats, goat cheese and a tangy-sweet slaw.
Food always seems to taste better when enjoyed outdoors. No matter the occasion or location, these packable, snackable recipes are foods fit for a fabulous picnic.
Picnic Sandwiches with Pickled Beet-Mango Slaw, piled high with deli meats, goat cheese and a tangy-sweet slaw can be made ahead. Wrapped tightly and refrigerated for several hours, the flavors meld deliciously.
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Picnic Sandwiches with Beet-Mango Slaw
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Makes 6 servings
1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie's Sliced Pickled Beets
1-1/2 cups cabbage slaw mix
3/4 cup cubed mango (about 1/4-inch cubes)
1/4 cup sliced green onion
2 to 3 tablespoons prepared vinaigrette
Baguette or other loaf, plain or multigrain (about 21 inches x 3 inches)
1 package (4 ounces) creamy goat cheese or other spreadable cheese
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef or turkey
1. Drain beets well; discard liquid or save for another use. Coarsely chop beets.
2. In large bowl, toss together slaw mix, mango and onion. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat well.
3. Cut baguette lengthwise in half. Remove insides leaving 1/2-inch shell on top and bottom. Spread bottom half with goat cheese.
4. Toss beets with slaw mixture; spoon half over goat cheese. Arrange beef over slaw; spoon remaining slaw over beef. Close sandwich and press firmly. Wrap tightly with aluminum foil; refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.
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