marinated salumi sandwiches

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I'm always coming up with new versions of the charcuterie-packed muffuletta sandwich because it's a guaranteed hit, especially at a picnic or the beach. You can make it in advance—the longer it sits, the better it gets—and it's so full of meat, cheese, and greens that you don't need to serve anything else. When I was a kid, my mom used to pack it for me for lunch at school. It was the Italian version of a bologna sandwich, and I definitely got some curious looks from my classmates, but I was too satisfied with its tender goodness to care. My special ingredient? Basil-almond pesto. I love the bright and herby sauce so much that I usually make a double batch and serve it over chicken or pork, or toss it in pasta or rice. Heaven!

Get the recipe: Marinated Salumi Sandwiches