Muffaletta Dip has all the flavors of a Muffaletta sandwich in dip form. This is a recipe you’ll want to make again and again. It’s perfect for game day and of course Mardi Gras and it’s best if made in advance so the flavors have time to mingle.
Muffalettas are popular New Orleans sandwiches stuffed with meats, cheese, and olive salad. Kind of like an Italian sub, but much better.
Typically a muffaletta will have ham, salami, and maybe mortadella. The olive salad usually is made from olives, pepperoncini, garlic, vinegar, and maybe some capers, roasted red peppers, or pickled cauliflower.
For this Muffaletta Dip, I’ve used Monterey Jack cheese, salami, olives, red onion, roasted red peppers, olive oil, red wine vinegar, pepperoni, and some herbs. It tastes great on toasted Italian bread.
Try tossing the leftovers into a regular green salad and you instantly have a gourmet salad.
- 1 (8-ounce) block Monterey Jack cheese, cut into small cubes
- 1 (8-ounce) log salami, cut into small cubes
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers or fresh red bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped olives, i use a mixture of green and black
- 1/4 cup chopped pepperoncini
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon liquid from jar of pepperoncinis
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Combine cheese, salami, onion, roasted red pepper, olives, and pepperoncini in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, pepperoncini liquid, garlic, basil, thyme, and red pepper flakes.
- Pour on top of cheese and salami mixture and mix in.
- Sprinkle parsley on top. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
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