Not sure what it was but today after running today I was craving a good Italian Sub! I don’t do big sandwiches very often but when I do have one, it has got to be a good one packed with incredible flavor. This Italian Sub with Soppressata, Mozzarella, Roasted Peppers, Arugula & Olive Spread was perfect and totally hit the spot!!!
Italian family dinners often start with antipasto; platters full of Italian cured meats, cheeses, olives and roasted peppers. I think I could eat antipasto everyday so it was my inspiration for this sandwich! In my opinion, a good Italian Sub MUST start with good bread, like this ciabatta roll. Nice crust on the outside and the inside is perfectly chewy. Its not overly doughy which I love too!
Inside that perfect roll are layers upon layers of goodness! At the base, a simple olive spread, then a whole lot of fresh arugula, slices of fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers and that perfectly meaty salty soppresata! A little sprinkle of oregano and you are all set to enjoy a fabulous antipasto inspired Italian Sub.
- ciabatta rolls
- kalamatta olives
- fresh mozzarella, sliced
- roasted red peppers, sliced
- sweet or spicy soppresata
- dried oregano
- olive oil
- Pop a couple spoonfuls of olives into a food processor and pulse a few times to finely chop. Smear the olive spread on the bottom piece of the ciabatta roll.
- Top with a couple handfuls of arugula, followed by a few slices of fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers then the soppresata. Season with a little pepper if you like.
- Drizzle a little olive oil and a sprinkle or oregano on the top half of the roll.
You’ve captured all my faves of an Italian sub and I love the addition of the olive spread.
I’m right there with you! This just hit the spot!
This sub looks amazing!! I love all the beautiful Italian flavors that you’ve packed in there 🙂
Thank you Nicole! I very much enjoyed every bite!!
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
This looks really amazing. Cannot wait to try it! Love these flavors together!
Thank you friend, it is certainly flavor packed
Dear Angela, This is my kind of sandwich!! Pinned. xo, Catherine
Thank you Catherine, that’s very kind of you!! Enjoy!!
This is a perfect sandwich.
I couldn’t agree more! It made my day!
April J Harris (@apriljharris)
This looks so delicious! What a wonderful sub!
It was perfection in my book
This looks fantastic! I really want one!!!
Oh it was a perfect lunch!!!
Oh good grief ! Now that’s a sandwich!!
Italian heaven right here!
What a fun and yummy sandwich! I think my hubbie would love it!
Linda, it was spectacular!