Muffuletta Sandwich

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings

A New Orleans classic sandwich, Muffulettas are a perfect choice for a lunch-time crowd.

Muffuletta Sandwich
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

You'll have about 4 cups of olive mix—enough to make 3 sandwiches.

Ingredients

New Orleans-Style Olive Mix:
2 cups chopped pitted green olives with pimientos (10-ounce jar)
3/4 cup chopped black or kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped carrots
3/4 cup chopped cauliflower
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
2 tablespoons capers
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon Coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
Sandwich:
1 loaf round Italian bread
1 cup New Orleans Style Olive Mix
1/4 pound sliced mozzarella cheese
1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese
1/4 pound lean ham, thinly sliced
1/4 pound hard salami, thinly sliced
1/4 pound mortadella, thinly sliced (can substitute good quality bologna)

Instructions

  1. To prepare olive mix, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir well. Spoon into a 1-quart jar with lid. Refrigerate about 1 week before serving. Will keep almost indefinitely in the refrigerator.
  2. To prepare sandwich, slice Italian bread evenly in half. Spread olive mix on both halves. Layer cheeses and meats evenly on top. Place two halves of sandwich together. Slice into wedges.

Recipe by Brooks Hamacher.

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