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Easy Muffuletta Salad Recipe

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Muffuletta salad looks like a party in every bite! This salad twist on a muffuletta sandwich is a great lunch or starter. You’re going to love it.

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What’s a Muffuletta Salad?

I took what’s in a classic muffuletta sandwich, chopped it up, and tossed it with romaine lettuce.

The result was a muffuletta-inspired salad with an olive salad dressing. Yes, a salad vinaigrette made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and muffuletta mix.

It’s delicious, it’s salty, and it’s pure comfort baby.

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Muffuletta Salad Ingredients

  • Romaine lettuce. Or any lettuce you prefer, I wanted light but crisp lettuce.
  • Red Peppers. I wanted to add a little extra vegetables. You can also add carrots and whatever favorite vegetables you have on hand.
  • Genoa salami. I chose this because the Mediterranean market told me it was the cheaper alternative, so I went with that.
  • Mortadella. Mortadella is basically pork sandwich meat. If you cannot find it at your grocery store you can substitute it for bologna or if you want to go for a lower-fat option, sliced turkey.
  • Capicoli. This is cured cold cut of meat. It reminded me of prosciutto. I was able to find it at our local Mediterranean market but if you have a tough time you can use a little prosciutto or just for sliced deli ham.
  • Provolone cheese. Thankfully this cheese is widely available at all grocery stores, but you can substitute it havarti, gouda, or whatever your preference is if necessary.
  • Mozzarella cheese. I bought mine presliced to make life a little easier. Level up your salad by using fresh mozzarella.
  • Baguette. Cubed and toasted to make croutons.
  • Green Olives. Or whatever olives you want to add to your salad.

Red onion would also be a delicious addition to this salad recipe.

Olive Salad Vinegarette

I whipped together a simple salad dressing that really took this salad over the top.

  • Muffuletta Mix. You can find this at the store (I had luck finding the muffuletta olive salad at a Mediterranean market, they had a few different options) or on Amazon. Italian style or New Orleans style will be fine.
  • Red wine vinegar.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

I put everything in a blender and created a smooth dressing. I put everything in a blender and created a smooth dressing. The leftovers I will put it in a mason jar and store it in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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Sandwich Meat and Sodium

Let’s be clear, this is a high sodium salad. The delicious deli and cured meats are a little extra.

I wouldn’t recommend having this every single day but it was a delicious treat (if you can call salads a treat) and a change of pace.

Feel free to change up the amounts listed in the recipe card to make it work for you.

This is essentially a delicious Italian sandwich, salad style. If you want to find another twist on this recipe take a look at these Muffuletta Skewers from Party Food Favorites.

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More Salad Recipes

If you’re looking for more delicious and easy salad recipes, check out these:

Muffuletta Salad Recipe

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Inspired by the classic Italian sandwich of the same name, this muffuletta salad features all the traditional flavours with the added bonus of a healthy dose of crunchy vegetables. Packed full of flavur and loaded with a variety of fresh vegetables and delicious meats, this salad is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
1 serving



  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup salami diced
  • 1/4 cup capicoli diced
  • 1/8 cup mortadella diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced provolone
  • 2 tablespoons diced mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup toasted baguette cubed
  • optional: olives

Muffuletta Mix Vinaigrette


For the salad dressing

  • Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Putting it together

  • Arrange the salad ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the salad dressing over top, refrigerate the rest.
  • Garnish with olives if desired.


The amount of cheese and deli meats is up to you. You can use less if you prefer.
The nutritional information does not include the salad dressing.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 621kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 41gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 2326mgPotassium: 815mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 8196IUVitamin C: 154mgCalcium: 395mgIron: 5mg
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