Italian Picnic Sandwich

If you're looking for an easy picnic sandwich that packs a flavorful punch, look no further than the Italian Picnic Sandwich. This delicious sandwich is a great way to enjoy a picnic.


For the spread: – 3 oz soft cream cheese – 1/4 cup soft butter – 1/4 cup kalamata olives ( pitted and halved) – 1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper For the sandwich: – 1 rectangular loaf ciabatta – 1/2 cup fresh basil – 4 large lettuce leaves – 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli smoked turkey – 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli baked ham – 1/4 pound thinly sliced sopressata Italian salami or salami – 6 (3/4-oz) slices provolone cheese


Make the Spread: First cut the bell pepper and the olives and set them aside. Place the cream cheese and the butter into a hand blender and blend until creamy. Then add the chopped roasted red bell pepper and olives and continue blending until you get a creamy spread.


Make the Sandwich : Take the ciabatta bread and cut it into 8 pieces (You can also use a french bread for this recipe). Cut each piece in half as well. Onto each cut-side of bread spread a spoonful of the spread you have already prepared.


Layer bottom half of bread with basil, lettuce, turkey, ham, salami and yellow cheese. Cover with the top half of the bread and enjoy. You may want to fold the meat slices while you are making the sandwich and you can also add more or less of some of the ingredients if you prefer.

When it comes to easy picnic sandwiches, the Italian Picnic Sandwich is a classic.