Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs
These are fantastic and a New Orleans tradition! They are great for picnic or to take to the beach. They travel very well and the combined flavors are delicious! Cook time is chill time.
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cup chopped green pimento stuffed olive
- 1 cup pitted and chopped black-ripe olives or 1 cup kalamata olive
- 1⁄2 cup roasted sweet red pepper, chopped
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1⁄3 lb salami
- 1⁄2 lb provolone cheese
- 1⁄2 lb mild cheese (such as Mozzarella)
- 1⁄3 lb mortadella cheese
- 1⁄3 lb prosciutto
- Take one loaf fresh Italian bread (one big round for a traditional Muffaletta or individual sub loaves will do fine for smaller sandwiches).
- Cut the loaf (or loaves) in half, and scoop out a little of the inside to make some room.
- Make the olive salad by combining the olives and roasted pepper, garlic and vinegar.
- Drizzle some of the olive oil and juice from the olive salad on each side of the open loaf-- use plenty.
- On the bottom, place some salami, olive salad, provolone, mild cheese, and mortadella.
- Top with the other half loaf.
- Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and set a heavy skillet on top of loaf or individual loaves.
- Chill for 1 hour.
- This helps compress for easier slicing and absorption of flavors.
- Slice into wedges (or eat the individual loaves).
- *The roasted red peppers are Italian-style, available at many Italian delis or in the ethnic aisle in the grocery store.
This was excellent! Even my 9 year old liked it, minus the olive spread. I also made a few changes. I softened the garlic with some olive oil in a pan and let it cool before adding it to the olive mixture. Not big on raw garlic. I also subbed a good quality Black Forest Ham for the Mortadella. I didn't have any parsley. But these were just personal preference changes. Used store bought French bread. This would be great on a hot summer day. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a great recipe Little Bee
Thank you Little Bee! I made this sandwich and served it with French Onion Soup for a winter lunch with friends...it for 4 thumbs up!! I used a ciabatta loaf and everyone loved the 'crunch' factor of the loaf!
I made the olive salad the night before to allow the flavours to blend! YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!
I made the tapenade yesterday and then was able to throw this together quickly tonight after a busy day. After tearing out part of the inside of the bread I spread both sides with the olive tapenade then layered in salami, provolone, cooked deli ham, and mozzarella cheese. I then baked in a 350 degree oven until the cheese was gooey and hot. When it came out of the oven I layered in sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, & romaine lettuce. This was so good! It really was a terrific sandwich hot, but it would be wonderful cold as well. I know what I am taking on my next picnic. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Reviewed for ZWT 3.