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New Orleans-Style Muffuletta

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 10 mins Chill 4 hrs
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 16  ounce  loaf ciabatta or unsliced French bread
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 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 - 2  medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/8  teaspoon  coarsely ground black pepper
Directions

1. In a small bowl stir together ripe olives, green olives, parsley, lemon juice, and oregano. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

2. To assemble sandwich, using a serrated knife split loaf of bread horizontally and hollow out the inside of the top half, leaving a 3/4-inch-thick shell. Stir together olive oil and garlic. Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom half of the bread with olive oil mixture. Top with lettuce, salami, ham, cheese, and tomato slices. Sprinkle tomato slices with pepper. Stir olive mixture. Mound olive mixture on top of the tomato slices. Add top half of bread. To serve, cut into six portions. Makes 6 sandwiches.

From the Test KitchenGiardiniera-Style Muffuletta:
  • Prepare as above, except omit the olives, parsley, lemon juice, and oregano and omit Step 1. Drain one 16-ounce jar of pickled mixed vegetables (giardiniera), reserving the liquid. Chop the vegetables, removing any pepperoncini stems if present. In a medium bowl stir together 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 on top of the tomato slices.
Nutrition Facts (New Orleans-Style Muffuletta)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 435,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 41,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 43,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 9,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 20,
  • vit. A (IU) 632,
  • vit. C (mg) 7,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 133,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 1512,
  • Potassium (mg) 316,
  • calcium (mg) 303,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Starch () 3,
  • Medium-Fat Meat () 2,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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