Italian ciabatta sandwich

    10 min

    A lunchtime treat, this Italian sandwich is made with the best crusty bread and loaded with ham, salami and Italian cheeses.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (500g) loaf ciabatta or other Italian bread
    • 5 tablespoons olive oil
    • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 8 black olives, pitted and chopped
    • 8 green olives, pitted and chopped
    • 110g thinly sliced salami
    • 110g thinly sliced ham
    • 225g provolone or taleggio cheese, sliced
    • 110g mozzarella cheese, sliced

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Slice bread in half lengthways. Drizzle olive oil on both cut sides. Sprinkle both sides with Parmesan cheese, basil and oregano.
    2. On the bottom half, layer black and green olives, then the salami, ham, provolone and mozzarella. Cover with top layer, and cut into 4 servings.


    This makes four sandwiches - perfect if you're packing lunches for the whole family. But you can simply halve or quarter the quantities to make fewer sandwiches, and you could use an individual ciabatta roll for each sandwich instead.

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    WOW - what a sandwich! We got Italian bread from one of our favorite bakeries and this was fabulous! I threw some kalamata olives into the mix and used high quality meats and cheeses for this. It was very good and very filling!  -  11 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    WOW! I thought I'd go out on a whim and try this... I went to the grocery, got home, threw it all together (in no time) and it was GREAT! Instead of olives (don't care for them on sandwiches) I used banana peppers AND I heated it in the over for about 10 mins. so the cheese would melt and the bread would get just a little crispy. Loved it and so did my husband! Thanks for sharing!!  -  12 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    You'll get much more flavor if you actually mix the olive salad together with the herbs and let it marinate in the fridge prior to making the sandwich. Also, a muffaletta is served on sourdough.  -  11 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)