Make-Ahead Picnic Deli Sandwich

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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    loaf sourdough bread, unsliced (use about a 1-pound loaf)
  • 12
    cup vinaigrette dressing (purchased or homemade)
  • 12
    cup cucumber (chopped finely)
  • 1
    firm tomatoes (chopped finely)
  • 2 -3
    tablespoons minced chives (or use green onion)
  • 4
    ounces sliced provolone cheese (or use Swiss)
  • 1
    small green pepper, seeded and thinly slices (about 12 thin slices)
  • 9
    ounces deli turkey, thinly sliced
  • 15
    slices salami, thinly sliced
  • 6
    slices red onions (can use more)
  • black pepper (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using a serrated knife horizontally slice about 1-inch off the top of the bread loaf.
  • Pull the soft center from bottom half of the loaf, making a shell with about 1/2-inch thick walls (reserve the soft bread for another use).
  • In a bowl mix the vinaigrette dressing with chopped cucumber, tomato and chives.
  • Brush or spoon about half of the mixture evenly over the interior of the bread shell, also spooon enough dressing on the cut side of the loaf to moisten.
  • Layer the cheese slices, then bell pepper slices, turkey, salami and onion in the shell.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper if desired.
  • Drizzle any remaining dressing over the filling.
  • Set the bread top over filling.
  • Wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 3 hours or up to 1 day.
  • Unwrap and slice into desired portions.
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