Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Picnic Loaf Dinner Sandwich

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
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Large round Italian bread (enough for 2 people)

Olivada to taste

Red wine vinegar or Balsamic vinegar

Assortment of cured meats like prosciutto, mortadella or Genoa salami

Slices of cheese like provolone, mozzarella or crumbled goat's cheese

Roasted sliced red peppers

Peeled slices of seeded Kirby cucumbers

Marinated artichoke hearts

Salt and pepper


  1. Remove a little "cap" from top of bread and remove inside crumb from inside and sides. Spread olivada inside walls of bread; sprinkle with drops of vinegar and season each side with salt and pepper.
  2. Layer assorted cold cuts and cheeses inside, dotting layers with more olivada and slices of red peppers, cucumbers, and artichoke hearts.