New Orleans-Style Muffuletta

This Southern sandwich is laden with ham, salami, and cheese, then topped with an olive, garlic, and herb mixture for added taste.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs
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New Orleans-Style Muffuletta
Ingredients
1/2
cup coarsely chopped pitted ripe olives
1/2
cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
1
tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
clove garlic, minced
1
16 ounce loaf ciabatta or unsliced French bread
6
lettuce leaves
3
ounces thinly sliced salami, pepperoni, or summer sausage
3
ounces thinly sliced cooked ham or turkey
6
ounces thinly sliced provolone, Swiss, or mozzarella cheese
1
meium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/8
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Directions
  1. In a small bowl combine the ripe olives, green olives, parsley, lemon juice, and oregano. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together olive oil and garlic. Horizontally split loaf of bread and hollow out inside of the top half, leaving a 3/4-inch-thick shell.
  3. Brush the bottom half of the bread with olive oil mixture. Top with lettuce, meats, cheese, and tomato slices. Sprinkle tomato slices with pepper. Stir olive mixture. Mound atop tomato slices. Add top of bread. To serve, cut into six portions.
  4. Makes 6 sandwiches
From the Test Kitchen
Italian-style Muffuletta:

Prepare as above, except omit the olives, parsley, lemon juice, and oregano and omit step 1. Drain a 16-ounce jar of pickled mixed vegetables, reserving the liquid. Chop the vegetables, removing any pepperoncini stems if present. In a medium bowl combine chopped vegetables; 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid; 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives and/or pitted ripe olives; 1 clove garlic, minced; and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Assemble sandwich as above, spooning the pickled vegetable mixture atop the tomato slices.

Nutrition Facts (New Orleans-Style Muffuletta)
    Per serving:
  • 435 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 9 g monounsatured fat),
  • 41 mg chol.,
  • 1512 mg sodium,
  • 43 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 20 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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