This ciabatta based sandwich is enormous. It has no less than 21 ingredients in it, including 3 types of sliced meats, 2 types of cheese, olives, herbs, olive oil and red wine vinegar.
If pickled cauliflower florets, marinated sweet onions and pepperoncini aren't available, substitute in marinated vegetables of your choice.
This is a great muffuletta. I used red onion instead of the pickled onions and omitted the vegetable oil. I used only olive oil. It turned out great! This is totally authentic. You'll think you are in the Big Easy! Thanks Boo for a fantastic recipe! - 12 Jan 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I am a New Orlean's Central Grocery Muffeletta fan. This recipe was great!! Almost as terrific as Central Grocery's version. Maybe better, because I made it fresh!! My husband and I savored every bite. My daughter liked it on a Hawaiin Bread Roll, with a sweetness to it. My son is not an olive fan. That's o.k., more for me to eat!! Will definitely make this again. - 06 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this for Superbowl, omitting the capers and mortadella. Delicious! My husband, who was hesitant about the recipe, just loved it. One hint, make sure your olives are well drained and dried off with paper towels if you don't want the salad to taste too briny. This would be great to take on picnics or car trips as it can be made in advance, and keeps well in the fridge otr a cooler. Thanks, Boo! - 04 Feb 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)