Back to the point...this weekend I started craving Muffulettas (a traditional New Orleans sandwich) and just couldn't stop thinking about them. After enough talk, I convinced my husband that I "had to have it or else" and he immediately drove me to the store in search of all the ingredients. Thankfully, this is an item that he also really enjoys, so there wasn't much convincing needed on his part! So, what is a Muffuletta you ask? Basically a sandwich consisting of 2 meats, 2 cheeses, a crusty roll and Italian Olive Salad. Our favorite brand of Italian Olive Salad is shown below, and basically is a mixture of pickled vegetables, olives, capers, olive oil and spices. If you have never eaten this product, it is something to try for sure, and I'm sure you will never taste anything else quite like it.
Three days later, I have now eaten Muffulettas every single day since, and probably will eat another for lunch today. So good! Oh and on a side note, my husband has also eaten them every day since, it just seems we can't get enough! Do you now have the hankering for this delicious sandwich? See my recipe below! The hardest part is collecting the ingredients, I promise!
A jar of Italian Olive Salad.
A jar of Pimiento-Stuffed Spanish Olives, chopped
A bottle of Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing
A loaf of Italian Bread or French Bread
Thin Deli Ham Slices
Hard Salami Slices
In a small bowl mix together roughly 3/4 cup of the Italian Olive Salad, 1/4 cup of the Pimiento-Stuffed Spanish Olives, and around 1-2 Tbsp. of the Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing.
Cut the loaf of Italian Bread in half. Then split the bread open lengthwise (to make the sandwich.) On each side of the bread, spread the Italian Olive Salad mixture, coating evenly. On one side of the bread half lay down a layer of Provolone Cheese and the Deli Ham Slices. On the other side of the bread half, lay down a layer of Swiss Cheese and a layer of the Hard Salami Slices. Carefully sandwich the two halves together to create your finished sandwich. Cut into 4 slices and serve with your favorite chips! Enjoy!