Lucero Style Muffuletta Panini

February 21, 2012

In honor of Mardi Gras!


  • Lucero Green Olive Tapenade
  • 2 (7 1/2-by-3-inch) pieces of focaccia bread, halved lengthwise
  • 4 ounces sliced mortadella
  • 2 1/2 ounces sliced hot soppressata
  • 2 ounces sliced Genoa salami
  • 2 ounces sliced Italian Ham
  • 2 ounces sliced provolone cheese
  • 2 ounces sliced mozzarella ┬ácheese
  • 1/4 pound arugula
  • 1 tablespoon Lucero Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lucero Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coarse salt


  1. Preheat a Panini press to high heat. Spread Lucero Green Olive Tapenade over cut sides of bread.
  2. On one half of each piece of focaccia, layer 2 ounces mortadella, 1 1/4 ounces soppressata, 1 ounce salami, 1 ounce ham, 1 ounce provolone cheese and 1 ounce mozzarella cheese. Place second half of bread over meats and cheeses and transfer to panini press. Press until heated through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place arugula in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the Lucero Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lucero Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and lemon juice; season with salt and toss to combine.
  4. Remove sandwiches from press and cut each in half. Serve immediately with arugula.

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