This gluten-free Muffuletta is as close as it gets to its original New Orleans version from Central Grocery Store, where the original store owner Salvatore Lupo (a Sicilian immigrant) started making it since 1906. Central Grocery now sells their amazing Italian Olive Salad (the key ingredient for this sandwich) all over the country. Lucky for us it is a gluten-free product.
Here is what you'll need:
• 2 Gluten-free Panini Bread
• 1 jar Italian Olive Salad
• 1/4 lb sliced Provolone Cheese
• 1/4 lb sliced Ham
• 1/4 lb sliced Mortadella
• 1/4 lb sliced Genoa Salame
Directions:Preheat oven or toaster oven at 350°
Mince about 1/2 cup of the olive salad and set aside.
Bakeoff the 2 panini loaves of bread for 5 min. at 350°, and let them cool.Cut sideways the cooled bread in half and spread the olive salad (previously minced) on the bottom halves, layer all the deli sliced Provolone, ham, Mortadella, and Genoa salami. Top the sandwich with the other half piece of bread and cut each panini in half.
We tested this recipe using the brands below making this Muffuletta as authentic tasting as possible. All listed companies have gluten-free, Celiacs safe products:
Italian Olive Salad:
Deli Cold Cuts and Cheese: