Italian Sandwich

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Main Course, Lunch American/Italian
By Kelly Djalali Serves: Makes one Sandwich
Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cooking Time: NA Total Time: 30 Minutes

Based on a typical Italian sandwich, we have three kinds of meat, Provolone cheese, homemade giardiniera, lettuce, onions and Italian dressing.


  • Giardiniera
  • 1 Dill Pickle Spear, finely diced
  • 4-6 Pickled Cherry Peppers, finely diced
  • 4-6 Large Green Olives, finely diced
  • 4-6 Pepperoncini Peppers, finely diced
  • 1/4 Green Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped Calabrian Chili
  • Italian Dressing
  • 4 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Garlic Salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • Pinch Dried Oregano
  • Italian Sandwich
  • 5-6 Slices Each of 3 types of Meat, one should be cured (think: Salami, Prosciutto, Bresaola, or Coppa)
  • 4-6 Slices of Cheese, like Provolone
  • 3-5 Tomato Slices
  • 2-4 Lettuce Leaves (like iceberg, romaine or even butter lettuce), sliced thin to make shreds
  • 5-8 Slices of Red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 Hoagie Roll




Combine all giardiniera ingredients in a small bowl and mix well, set aside.

Italian Dressing


Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar or squeeze bottle, shake until well emulsified and set aside.

Italian Sandwich


Combine the shredded lettuce and onion slices in a small bowl and dress with a few teaspoons of the dressing, toss well to coat the lettuce and onions, set aside.


Slice the hoagie roll in half lengthwise and dress the bottom half with about a teaspoon of the dressing.


Then spread a layer of the giardiniera on top of the dressed bottom half.


Top the giardiniera with a first layer of meat like salami, then layer on the other two sliced meats.


Top the meats with the tomato slices.


Top the tomato slices with the cheese slices.


Hollow out some of the bread in the top half of the hoagie roll and fill the hollowed out area with more giardiniera.


Pile the dressed lettuce and onion salad on top of the cheese layer and dress both halves with more dressing.


Place the top half on top of the bottom half and lightly press together.


Slice the sandwich in half and enjoy!