This easy salami sandwich with caponata, cheese and tomatoes is a delicious summer lunch served on fresh olive bread and the perfect picnic recipe.
How to make a salami sandwich
Salami sandwiches are some of the most delicious out there. Layering the salty salami with Italian flavors will be a guaranteed hit. I used jarred Caponata (an Italian dish cooked with eggplant/aubergine and tomatoes) that is often served as an antipasto and added a generous layer to a big loaf of olive bread. The saucy Caponata soaks into the bread and adds a ton of flavor. Add fresh rocket/arugula, sliced tomatoes (remember to season the tomatoes), cheese of your choice and then go to town with the salami. More is more here. Finish the sandwich with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil then slice and serve.
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Easy salami sandwich
- 1 olive bread halved (alternatively use Ciabatta or French loaf)
- 1 cup Caponata Alternatively tapenade or pesto can be used
- 2 cups rocket/arugula
- 2 tomatoes sliced
- 50 g (+- 2oz) cheese (cheddar, provolone or mozzarella will all work well)
- 100 g (+- 4oz) salami
- fresh basil
- Halve the olive bread horizontally.
- Layer on the Caponata followed by the rocket/arugula, tomatoes (seasoned with salt and pepper), cheese, salami and basil.
- Drizzle a little olive oil over the top layer of bread and place onto the sandwich.
- Slice into 4 servings and serve.