Muffaletta no pack

Muffaletta (Picnic loaf sandwich)

by Northern Life

A serious upgrade to your average sandwich. Packed to the brim with flavour, texture and colour

Serves 8 Prep time: 15 mins


  • 100g black olives, pitted and drained
  • 100g green olives, pitted and drained
  • 140g roasted red peppers, drained (approximately half a jar)
  • 1 tbsp Opies Capers, drained
  • Half a 227g jar of Opies Cocktail Gherkins
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 loaf of focaccia or large round bread loaf roughly the size of a dinner plate
  • 100g mortadella ham
  • 6 slices of Emmental cheese
  • 12 slices of salami
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Small bunch fresh basil, stalks removed and leaves torn


  1. Roughly chop the first 5 ingredients then add to a bowl with the olive oil. Season to taste, mix
    well and set aside.
  2. Slice the loaf in half horizontally, then spread the olive / tapenade mixture over the bottom half
    so it completely entirely covers the layer.
  3. Layer the meats and cheese onto the bottom half one by one, then finally add the tomatoes and
    basil and season one final time.

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