30 Oct 2017
gluten free muffuletta

What is a Muffuletta Sandwich? A Muffuletta Sandwich originated among Italian immigrants in New Orleans, Louisiana in the early 1900’s. It is made on a large, round and somewhat flattened loaf with a sturdy texture, similar to focaccia.  The roll is split in half and topped with an olive salad and assortment of Italian meats and cheese. The loaf is then split into quarter pieces. A muffuletta can be served cold or toasted.

I think you will enjoy my version of the muffuletta sandwich. I found that Three Bakers Hamburger Buns are round, somewhat flattened and sturdy texture, even though they are smaller in size from original muffuletta roll. No big deal, I just made individual sandwiches for everyone. It worked super well and was SUPER delicious.

Gluten Free Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe

Muffuletta Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup green olives
  • 1/3 cup black olives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup roasted peppers
  • 2 cherry peppers
  • 4 pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 cup Giardiniera Mix (include cauliflower, onion, carrots)
  • 3 TBS capers
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBS dry oregano
  • 3 TBS red wine vinegar
  • 3 TBS olive oil

Note: Most ingredients can be found in pickle isle in grocery store

Muffuletta Meat

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 lb Sopressata
  • 1/4 lb Genoa Salami
  • 1/4 lb Capitola
  • 1/2 lb Mortadella (Italian Bologna)
  • 1/2 lb Provolone Cheese
  • Or any assortments of favorite meats and cheeses
  • 4 Three Bakers Hamburger Buns

Directions:

1. In mini food processor chop each of the first 8 ingredients of Muffuletta Mix, individually. (Note:Do not chop together or you will get mush). Add to bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients and toss.
3. Spread 2 TBS of muffuletta mix on bottom of roll. Layer choice of meat on top. Spread additional 2 TBS of muffuletta mix on top of meat. Top with bun. Serve

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I was raised in and around an Italian family. All my life I cooked and everyone around me cooked. It was my life and still is.  In 2013 I had to go gluten-free for health reasons. I was devastated to learn that I can no longer enjoy bread and pasta, that I was so used to eating every day. Can you imagine an Italian girl not eating bread or pasta? During the last few years, I have experimented with all kinds of different products. Searching for a good tasting bread has been a struggle because there was not much available. I was super excited to find Three Bakers Rye Style bread while visiting CT, my home State. I was even more excited to learn it is available locally here in FL. It is absolutely amazing!