Muffuletta Sandwich Real N'awlins Version Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Creole
Keyword: Muffuletta Sandwich Real N'awlins Version Recipe, Olive Salad Recipe
Servings: 1 to 4 servings
Muffuletta Sandwich:
  • 1 round load Muffuletta Bread  or Italian-style bread, 10-inch in diameter*
  • Olive oil, extra-virgin, or juice from Olive Salad
  • 2 ounces salami, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces Italian ham, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
Olive Salad:
  • 2/3 cup green olives, pitted and coarsely-chopped
  • 2/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely-chopped
  • 1/2 cup pimento, chopped**
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 anchovy fillet, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves, finely-chopped
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, freshly-ground
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, extra-virgin
Muffuletta Sandwich Instructions:
  1. Either make or purchase your Muffuletta Bread.

  2. Prepare the Olive Salad (see recipe below).

  3. 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.

  4. Layer salami, Italian ham and Provolone cheese on the bottom piece.

  5. Top with as much Olive Salad as will fit without spilling out.  Add top of loaf and press down slightly.

  6. Slice in quarters and serve.  Always serve the prepared Muffuletta Sandwich at room temperature, never toasted.

  7. Makes 1 to 4 servings (depending your the appetite).

Olive Salad Instructions:
  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine all the ingredients and then allow the flavors to mingle for at least 1 hour prior to serving.

  2. Store, covered, in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

* 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.