Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins
This is an easy recipe for a classic sandwich.
- 1 (1 lb) long loaf crusty bread
- 2 tablespoons chopped hot jalapeno peppers, from a jar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon instant minced garlic
- 1⁄2 cup chopped black olives
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pimento stuffed olive
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup chopped roasted red pepper, from a jar
- 1⁄4 head iceberg lettuce, shredded (2 C.)
- 8 ounces deli turkey, sliced
- 8 ounces deli provolone cheese, sliced
- 8 ounces deli ham, sliced
- I like to use a mini food processer to chop all the tapenade ingredients.
- Using serrated knife cut bread in half lengthwise.
- Pull out soft center of each piece, leaving 1 & 1/2"-thick shell.
- In large bowl combine olives, roasted peppers, parsley, oil, vinegar, hot peppers, garlic, oregano and pepper.
- Dip a brush into mixture to remove some of the liquid.
- Brush liquid over inside of bottom shell and fill with lettuce.
- Layer turkey (can use pepper turkey if desired), cheese and ham (can use capicola which is hot Italian ham if desired), over lettuce to create the sandwich.
- Spoon olive mixture down center of ham; cover with bread top.
- Wrap in plastic; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight to blend flavors before serving.
- Cut into 2 inch slices.
This is delicious and very easy to make. There are some steps involved when preparing the olive mixture but I have found that when I make this mixture to double it and it lasts in the fridge. That way we can get 2 or 3 sandwiches out of a batch since we enjoy this sandwich quite often. It is a staple on Superbowl Sunday!
My husband and I live in Ca but are both from the south and we absolutely LOVE this recipe. I have probably made it 6 times in the last several months. It has a lot of flavor--but it is a must to let flavors soak overnight. You won't find a better recipe than this one!
I've always enjoyed muffalettas out. This was my first attempt to make one at home. This recipe was used as a base. To make it even easier if you can find Olive Salad (I use Boscolli) usually with the pickled stuff then all you have to do is add the garlic, peppers and herbs. I like mine warm so wrap it in foil and bake at 350f for 30 minutes. The crust will crisp during this. Also I used Genoa salami and Cajun turkey for the meat. If you heat it leave off the lettuce.