Either make or purchase your Muffuletta Bread.
Prepare the Olive Salad (see recipe below).
Cut bread in half crosswise (lengthwise) and scoop out about half of the soft dough from top and bottom pieces (this is to provide more room for the sandwich ingredients). Brush the inside bottom of loaf with olive oil or juice from the Olive Salad marinade.
Layer salami, Italian ham and Provolone cheese on the bottom piece.
Top with as much Olive Salad as will fit without spilling out. Add top of loaf and press down slightly.
Slice in quarters and serve. Always serve the prepared Muffuletta Sandwich at room temperature, never toasted.
Makes 1 to 4 servings (depending your the appetite).
In a medium-size bowl, combine all the ingredients and then allow the flavors to mingle for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
Store, covered, in the refrigerator until ready to use.
* Italian bread may be substituted. Check out my Muffuletta Bread recipe.
** Pimiento are small sweet red peppers, similar to, but more flavorful than, a bell pepper. You will find small jars of pimiento in your grocery store.