Classic New Orleans Muffuletta Recipe

Classic New Orleans Muffuletta Recipe

How To Make Classic New Orleans Muffuletta

This muffuletta sandwich is distinctly a New Orleans classic with a tangy mix of flavors from cauliflower, pepperoncini, herbs, and spices. Try it!

Preparation: 40 minutes
Rest Time: 12 hours
Total: 12 hours 40 minutes



For Olive Salad:

  • 1cupgreen olives
  • ½cupkalamata olives,drained, crushed
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • ¼cuppickled cauliflower florets,roughly chopped
  • 2tbspcapers,drained
  • 1tbspcelery,chopped
  • 1tbspcarrot,chopped
  • ½cuppepperoncini,drained
  • ¼cupcocktail onions,marinated
  • ½tspcelery seed
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspdried basil
  • ¾tspground black pepper
  • ¼cupred wine vinegar
  • ½cupolive oil
  • ¼cupcanola oil

For Sandwich:

  • 2Italian bread loaves
  • 8ozGenoa salami,thinly sliced
  • 8ozcooked ham,thinly sliced
  • 8ozmortadella,sliced
  • 8ozmozzarella cheese,sliced
  • 8ozprovolone cheese,sliced


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the green olives, kalamata olives, garlic, cauliflower, capers, celery, carrot, pepperoncini, cocktail onions, celery seed, oregano, basil, black pepper, vinegar, olive oil, and canola oil.

  2. Mix together and transfer the mixture into a glass jar. If needed, pour in more oil to cover.

  3. Cover jar or container and refrigerate the olive salad at least overnight.

  4. Meanwhile, cut loaves of bread in half horizontally; hollow out some of the excess bread to make room for filling. Spread each piece of bread with equal amounts of olive salad, including oil.

  5. Layer the bottom half’ of each loaf with ½ of the salami, ham, mortadella, mozzarella, and Provolone. Add the top half on each loaf and cut the sandwich into quarters.

  6. Serve immediately, or wrap tightly and refrigerate for a few hours; this will allow for the flavors to mingle and the olive salad to soak into the bread.


  • Calories: 868.54kcal
  • Fat: 59.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 29.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.35g
  • Fiber: 3.83g
  • Sugar: 1.62g
  • Protein: 36.34g
  • Cholesterol: 107.44mg
  • Sodium: 2584.50mg
  • Calcium: 489.73mg
  • Potassium: 436.96mg
  • Iron: 4.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 140.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.74mg
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