New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe

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22 ingredients
6 servings
One of the signature delights in New Orleans is the Muffuletta Sandwich, generally made famous by the Central Grocery across from the Cafe du Monde, near the Market, in the French Quarter. You can craft this sandwich masterpiece with a few cold cuts, a loaf of bread, and a jar of muffuletta olive salad which many stores carry next to the sport peppers, pickles and giardineras. But you can also craft you OWN olive salad and savor your favorite elements when you make it. A recipe follows. This sandwich was first introduced about 4 generations ago by Italian immigrants to the Big Easy. That is why it is Italian...

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  • olive salad: (be sure to drain any ingredient that is in a liquid)
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 quart pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1/4 c chopped pepperoncini
  • 1/2 stalk celery, very finely chopped
  • 1 med. carrot, very finely diced
  • 1/2 c chopped pickled cauliflower (i'll post a recipe - its great alone)
  • 1/3 c chopped cocktail onions, well drained
  • 8 oz pickled cauliflower, well drained and sliced
  • 1/2 c capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c chopped kalamata or gaeta olives
  • 1 carrot, peeled finely diced, or minced
  • 2 t celery seeds
  • 1 t +1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • combine everything in a large bowl. transfer to a large container and top up to cover with good olive oil. refrigerate and let the 'salad' marinate for at least 3 days before using.
  • the sandwich:
  • 1 round loaf (ideally) italian bread, i use a serbian bread and stores that carry artisnal breads will have something - even a sourdough would work
  • 1/2 lb regular (not pistacio) mortadella, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb hard genoa salami, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb cappicola, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb swiss cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 lb provolone cheese,sliced
  • 1 cup olive salad with it's olive oil


Serving Size (194.93 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 666.3 Calories from Fat 565.38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62.82g 579.87%
Saturated Fat 19.0g 570.11%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 60.86mg 121.72%
Sodium 659.55mg 164.89%
Total Carbohydrate 6.93g 13.87%
Dietary Fiber 1.74 g 41.8%
Sugars 1.43 g %
Protein 20.96g 251.48%
Vitamin A 782.82IU% Vitamin C 18.81mg%
Calcium 630.54mg% Iron 1.96mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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