Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
12 servings

Although classic muffulettas include layers of ham, salami, and provolone cheese, olive salad is the hallmark of the real thing. Wrapping the sandwich tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerating it helps the flavors to meld.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare olive salad, combine first 8 ingredients in bowl of a food processor. Process 30 seconds or until finely chopped; chill.

Step 2

To prepare muffuletta, cut rolls in half horizontally. Cut each cheese slice in half crosswise. Spread about 2 1/2 tablespoons olive mixture onto top half of each roll. Layer 1/2 cup greens, 1/2 cheese slice, 1 roast beef slice, and 1 chicken slice on each roll bottom; cover with top of roll.

Step 3

Wrap each sandwich tightly in plastic wrap. Chill up to 8 hours.

Ratings & Reviews

Great for a party

May 12, 2015
We found these easy to make up ahead of time and went well at our gathering.  They were very good and although we had a couple as leftovers, they kept well until we could finish them for lunch the next day.  I could eat the olive salad with a spoon it is so good!

ahatfield's Review

December 10, 2013
These were a great party idea. Putting the sandwiches together and wrapping them individually took a little time (especially since I doubled the recipe), but it was worth it. They're a nice, fresh-tasting addition to a footbal fest! I got huge compliments on the olive salad.

SissysCookin's Review

August 12, 2009
I am wondering if the people who rated this recipe low because it tasted ho-hum actually used Kalamata olives or just bought a can of regular black olives and thought that would be good enough. It's not the same thing at all. There is a reason the Kalamatas cost more.

Cybill's Review

November 29, 2008
Great sandwiches! Made these for a Sunday football gathering for friends... guests couldn't get enough!