(Cheater’s) Muffaletta

Easy Food Recipes and Cooking - (Cheater’s) Muffaletta

1 pound round bread loaf, 3 – 4 inches high
1 cup jarred olive salad (often labeled “Italian olive salad”)
1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette, the best you can buy
1/4 pound prosciutto
1/4 pound sandwich pepperoni
1/4 pound Genoa salami
1/4 pound provolone cheese
1 large ball fresh mozzarella, sliced thinly
1 medium red onion, sliced thinly
1 jar roasted red peppers in water
1 jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
A few handfuls of fresh arugula or spinach
Fresh basil leaves

(Cheater’s) Muffaletta

Cut the bread in half horizontally, then hollow out top and bottom space for all the fillings.

Smear olive salad over the bread bottom and top. Begin layering the ingredients with a periodic drizzle of the red wine vinaigrette: meats, provolone, onion, greens, artichoke hearts, basil leaves, roasted red
peppers, fresh mozzarella, remaining olive salad.

Put the top of the bread on without spilling everything, then wrap the muffuletta tightly in plastic wrap—very, very tightly. Place in refrigerator and weigh it down with a cast iron pan. Let set up to a full day.