California Sandwich
A version of a California classic, this sandwich is a mix of vegetables, whole-grain bread, and Jack cheese, topped with ranch dressing. Todd Coleman

For brown-bag lunches, beachy picnics, or a relaxed no-cook dinner, a sandwich takes everything great about summer and warps it up in a neat, bread-encased package. These 16 recipes are some of our favorites — try them for your next laid-back warm-weather meal.

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