One of the great things about preparing your own lunch for work is that it helps save you money, but it also gives you full freedom on what you want to include for your midday meal. So, after you purchase your bread of choice from our bakery, you might stand in your kitchen staring at the bread and wondering what on earth you’re going to put in-between the two halves you just sliced. We admit, after years of making lunch it can be difficult to come up with new ideas. But, don’t fret, we have the perfect suggestion. Enter the muffuletta!
If you’ve never heard of a muffuletta sandwich before, you’re in for a real treat. The sandwich is a New Orleans staple and was invented by Sicilian immigrants in The Big Easy. In essence, it’s a traditional Italian sandwich that’s highly portable. If you’re curious as to the meats you’ll need to craft this delicious creation, you’re going to have to pick up some salami, mortadella, and capicola. The thing that really makes this sandwich a standout is the olive mix you spread onto the bread. If you prefer to make your own spreads, you’re going to want to mix together cauliflower, onions, olives, pickled carrots, oregano, vinegar, and olive oil. Based on your particular tastes, the spread can be chunky or fine. If you’d rather not go through the trial and error of making your own spread, you can always pick one up at the store that suits your fancy.
Once you’ve got everything in front of you on the counter, it’s time to construct your sandwich. One thing to note, though, is that you want to include plenty of meat. After all, who wants to bite into a sandwich that’s mostly bread? Stuff as much capicola, mortadella, and salami as you’d like, follow up with the olive spread and throw in a slice or two of cheese if you’d like to include some. Once everything is said and done, you’ve got yourself a beautiful sandwich that’s sure to keep you smiling well after lunchtime. Looking to construct a muffuletta of your own? Stop by Bricco Panetteria for your bread and Bricco Salumeria for everything else!