Italian Sandwich Saturday!!, Let’s take advantage of these last days of Summer, not waste time thinking of what to eat. Whether you are going to the park, the beach, or the swimming pool in your backyard, you need to find fun, easy, creative ways to pack a lunch. This sandwich is a perfect solution. Use this recipe as a base, then get fancy with different deli meats and cheeses. Italian Sandwich Saturday, the perfect packed lunch! Let’s cook!
A mixed meat and cheese stuffed baguette or ciabatta.
- 1 10-12" Hard crusted bread, baguette or ciabatta
- 1/4 lb Boiled or baked ham
- 1/4 lb Soft Salami or Sopressa
- 1 cup Iceberg lettuce shredded
- 1 cup Giardiniera mix (in jar) chopped
- 2-3 tbls Mayonnaise
- 1/4 lb Swiss cheese
- 1 Ripe tomato
- Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Shred and chop the iceberg lettuce and the giardiniera, in a bowl mix both with mayonnaise, add salt and pepper to taste
Cut the bread in half, open and scoop the middle out of the deeper of the two halves create a well
Fill the well of the bread with the lettuce giardiniera mayo mixture, on top of this start layering the ham, salami, and the Swiss cheese.
Slice the tomato, add salt and pepper, and close with the other piece of bread
Wrap the sandwich tightly with press and seal or plastic wrap. Then cut with a serrated knife through the plastic into as many pieces as you like. The sandwich will hold its shape inside of the wrapping.