Total Time
24hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 24 hrs

Not rocket science...but a vegetarian alternative to this YUMMY sandwich for a crowd.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb Italian bread (round loaf)
  • 1 cup giardiniera (pickled cauliflower and carrot salad)
  • 1 cup olive, assorted varieties or your favorite
  • 1 cup marinated mushrooms
  • 1 cup roasted sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup watercress leaf
  • 12 lb provolone cheese
  • 12 lb feta cheese
  • 1 cup tomatoes, thinly sliced


  1. Cut bread in half and hollow out the bottom, leaving only the crust.
  2. In food processor, chop gardineira, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and olives along with marinating liquid from jars.
  3. Spread 1/3 of the veggie mixture on the bottom of the bread.
  4. Layer with provolone cheese.
  5. Layer of roasted peppers.
  6. Layer of watercress.
  7. Layer of veggie mixture.
  8. Layer of feta.
  9. Layer of tomatoes.
  10. Layer of veggie mixture.
  11. Top sandwich with other half of bread.
  12. Wrap sandwich toghtly in plastic and weight or press with a heavy pan or a pan with some cans in it.
  13. Chill overnight.
  14. Slice into wedges to serve.
Most Helpful

Yummy is right. I love marinated veggies so this recipe was perfect. I have to confess that I didn't wait overnight and subbed the watercress with romaine. It was a great sandwich and you won't even miss the meat!

atm1970 May 24, 2006

Loved this! Actually, at first I thought the olive salad was lacking a bit so we added half of a squeezed lemon and 1-2 pepperoncinis to the food processor. This worked well. I subbed arugula for the watercress which also worked well. The final results were fantastic. I served as mini muffulettas in slider rolls at a progressive party. Very yummy. This ones a keeper!

Dr. Jenny December 15, 2013

I thought this was quick and tasty. This is great to take on a float trip or a picnic, but I would wait till it was time to eat before I put it on the bread so it didn't get soggy. We loved just chopping everything together except the bread and cheese and having it on crackers or crusty bread sliced...yummy! Quick to take as an snack.

RiverCoCo March 16, 2010