I am sure whether you are Italian like myself, or not, you have heard of a muffaletta sandwich. Alternatively, you may have seen one and thought “wow! what a great idea for a picnic.” You thought right because these are perfect to pack on a picnic and making the entire sandwich at one time and cutting it into manageable sandwich serving sizes makes this recipe even more perfect for summer. I often spend a lot of time mulling over what combinations I am going to put into my muffaletta sandwich and I sometimes end up over doing it. You have to have the right amount of toppings and the ingredients must compliment each other.
Here, I have simplified the muffaletta by putting together my favourite combination of cured meats and toppings. If you are taking this sandwich on a picnic, I suggest slicing it at home to avoid any mess and packaging it together by tightly packing it in a layer of wax paper then foil paper. When you are ready to eat, simply unwrap and grab a slice!
I hope I have simplified this traditional Italian picnic sandwich here for you. I want you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your picnic or your dinner alfresco! Enjoy this beauty that is summer!