Muffaletta Salad

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Muffaletta Salad


A green tossed salad with all the flavors of a Muffaletta Sandwich. This Muffaletta Salad is filling enough to be eaten alone as a meal and it is a must make recipe for a Mardi Gras party.

I like to chop everything up small so it’s like a chopped salad and you get lots of different flavors in every bite. I think that’s what makes a Muffaletta Sandwich so great- there are so many different flavors in every bite and they all compliment each other.

Muffaletta Salad


Different meats (usually salami, ham, and mortadella), cheese, olives, and pepperonicini.

I like to use both Provolone cheese plus a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese. I also add celery, red bell pepper, onion, black olives, and a jar of Giardiniera which I chop up really well.

Muffaletta Salad with lots of meat and cheese. Perfect for Mardi Gras!


For a little kick, I take some pepperoncini peppers and chop them up really well and toss them in the salad. Not only do they add some heat, but they are nice and peppery.

Muffaletta Salad with lots of meat, cheese, and olives.


There’s a lot of chopping and cubing involved, but this recipe makes a huge salad and you’ll be glad you went to the trouble.

For the dressing, I just make a simple mixture of red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, dried oregano and basil.

Muffaletta Salad with lots of meat, cheese, and olives

There’s a whole Muffaletta Sandwich in this bowl, minus the bread!

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Muffaletta Salad with lots of meat, cheese, and olives

Muffaletta Salad

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  • 1 (9-ounce) bag Romaine lettuce
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces sliced salami, chopped
  • 4 ounces sliced sopressata, chopped
  • 4 ounces sliced mortadella, chopped
  • 4 ounces sliced Provolone cheese, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar giardiniera salad, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 6-8 pepperonicini, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper


  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together all dressing ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toss dressing with salad.


Instead of using 3 different meats, you can use all salami.

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9 thoughts on “Muffaletta Salad

  1. I have made this salad twice. For my family. It is a keeper for sure. The salad dressing is a must because it compliments the ingredients and brings them all together. It requires preparation in the chopping of the ingredients but it is worth the time and effort. Enjoy!

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