Muffuletta Picnic Sandwich

Muffuletta Picnic Sandwich

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 10 min
  • Waiting 8 h
  • Servings 8
Featured in RICARDO Magazine SUMMER 2016 (p. 67)
  • Nut-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free

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Ingredients

    • 2 red bell peppers, each cut into 3 pieces and seeded
    • 3 zucchini, cut lengthwise into ¼-inch (5 mm) thick slices
    • 1 large eggplant, about ¾ lb (340 g), cut into ¼-inch (5 mm) thick slices
    • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 1 loaf round Italian bread, about 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter
    • ¼ cup (60 ml) ajvar spread (see note)
    • 3 oz (85 g) mortadella slices
    • 2 oz (55 g) calabrese sausage slices
    • ½ cup (20 g) fresh basil leaves
    • Salt and pepper

Preparation

Note from Ricardo

Ajvar is a Balkan spread made from puréed red bell peppers, eggplant and garlic. It can be found in certain grocery stores. If unavailable, use homemade or store-bought roasted red pepper purée.

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