Friday, March 11, 2011

Lightened Muffaletta

Without compromising taste and losing the Muffalettaness of this great traditional sandwich, it's been lightened! It's still full of flavor and oh-so-good! 

The olives are such a great source of Omega-9 and vitamin E and research has shown that they can help reduce chances of type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and more. The olives are also what make a muffaletta and muffeletta and what saved the world from only eating an unhealthy muffaletta or eating no muffaletta at all was this olive salad.

Lightened Muffaletta
  • Ciabatta bread (or something similar)
  • Sliced turkey, about 4 slices
  • 1 slice salami
  • 1 Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Cheese wedge
  • **Olive Salad mix, about 1/4 cup
Spread Olive Salad mix on bottom slice of bread. Add salami and turkey. Spread cheese wedge on top half. Wrap tightly and enjoy in a couple of hours or more, sandwich improves with time.

**Olive Salad
  • 3/4 cup pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 lg. pepperoncini
  • 3 - 4 pickled onions
  • 2 Tbsp. capers
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano  
  • lemon juice from half a lemon 
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Dice olives,pepperoncini, onion and garlic finely. Add  capers and oregano and mix. Toss in lemon juice and olive oil. Keep tightly covered in refrigerator.

If this isn't lightened enough for you, use Flat Out bread and skip the salami. You may want to call it a Turkey and Olive Wrap though, because it will then be lacking any muffalettaness at all at that point, while still being delicious.

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