The Muffaletta Salad with Italian Sesame Bread Croutons

The Muffaletta (pronounced muffa-lotta), is a delicious sandwich that is very well-known in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is made on an Italian Sesame Bread that is round, and consists of mortadella, Genoa salami, ham, provolone cheese, and olive salad. It can be eaten cold or warmed. In this salad, I have taken the traditional ingredients, and made them into a salad, and used the Italian Sesame Bread as the croutons. This is for one large salad, or it can be split into 2 dinner size salads, or 4 appetizer size salads. Here we go…..

3 cups of mixed greens

1 oz. mortadella (1 slice, cut up into small pieces)

1 oz. ham (1 slice, cut up into small pieces)

1 oz. Genoa salami (1 slice, cut up into small pieces)

1 oz. provolone cheese (1 slice, cut up into small pieces)

3 tablespoons olive salad 

1 serving Italian Sesame Bread, cut into cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss bread cubes with a little olive oil from the olive salad (this will give it a great flavor, since it has been sitting in the marinade of olives and veggies). Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until nice and toasty.  In the meantime, layer your salad, using all above ingredients. Once the croutons are ready, remove from oven, and let them cool for a couple of minutes. (Since the meats are salty, as well as the olive salad, and the olive salad is vinegary and has oil, there is no need to add additional dressing or seasonings). Top your salad with the croutons, and enjoy !!!

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The Muffaletta Salad with Italian Sesame Bread Croutons

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