One of my favorite travel destinations is New Orleans. Have you ever been?
I love pretty much everything about that cityâ€”from the architecture to the peopleâ€”but the food is especially a favorite. In fact, just writing this has me dreaming about a plate of warm beignets and a cafe au lait from Cafe Du Monde!
Another food I cant pass up while visiting is the muffaletta, preferably from Central Grocery. It’s normally stuffed with meat, but if you ask, they’ll make a meatless version for you.
Unfortunately, I dont have any immediate plans to visit New Orleans. So I came up with my own vegetarian muffaletta sandwich, and it did not disappoint!
This vegetarian muffaletta is so delicious! I’ve replace the meat found in traditional versions of this sandwich with a combination of sauteed portabella mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and roasted peppers. Yum!
Of course, the most distinctive part of most muffalettas is the piquant olive salad. If you are an olive lover, you won’t be able to get enough of this delicious salad. It’s made from some of my favorite ingredients giardiniera, green and black olives, capers, and other seasoningsâ€”and is simply amazing! Even my husband, who doesn’t like any of that stuff, devoured this sandwich.
Most of the ingredients in this vegetarian muffaletta sandwich are already prepared, so it comes together quickly. It’s also the perfect picnic food and will feed a crowd â€¦ just bring plenty of napkins!
This sandwich is easily made vegan just leave out the cheese.
Look at all those delicious ingredients!
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