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Muffaletta Sandwich

Muffaletta Sandwich akaMuffuletta – a New Orleans’ original Italian round sandwich stacked with layers upon layers of ham, mortadella, salami, cheese and it’s winning layer – the olive salad. It’s a mouthful bite of wonderful flavors and textures – a party in your mouth!
Course Snacks
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4 slices
Calories 936kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • ½ cup black olives , coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup green olives , coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped pimiento
  • 1 -2 teaspoons capers
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 2-3 leaves basil
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 to 9 inch round boule (focaccia, ciabatta, or muffuletta bread)
  • ¾- 1 pound sliced mixed Italian-style deli meats (ham, prosciutto, salami)
  • ¼- ½ pound mixed Italian cheeses (provolone, swiss fontina, smoked mozzarella)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add black and greens olives, pimento, capers, garlic, oregano, basil and parsley. Add olive oil, red wine vinegar and salt and pepper, thoroughly mix. Store in the refrigerator in a glass container for up to two weeks.

Assembly

  • Cut the top of bread, horizontally. Then remove interior of bread leaving about 1-inch border. Brush bread generously with oil from the salad,
  • Layer the sliced meats, cheese, lettuce , followed by olive salad mixture – make sure to include juices with it.
  • Repeat layers with remaining meat , cheese and olive mixture . Put the lid back on the bread and press gently to compress.
  • For best results, wrap bread with plastic and let rest for about at least 1-2 hours before serving. Cut into desired shapes.

Nutrition

Calories: 936kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 5022mg | Potassium: 817mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 25.8mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3.4mg