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Cajun Muffulettas

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Looking for Cajun cuisine dinner idea? Then check out these sandwiches made with mixture of olive salad and peas – perfect for a dinner.

Ingredients

Olive Salad

1/4
cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
1/4
cup chopped kalamata or ripe olives
1/4
cup sliced hot pickled okra (from 16-oz jar)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crumbled
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
small clove garlic, finely chopped

Sandwiches

1
can (15 to 16 oz) black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed
1/4
cup water
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce
4
large kaiser rolls, split
4
slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese
4
slices tomato

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  • 1 In small bowl, mix salad ingredients. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 2 In blender or food processor, place peas, water and pepper sauce. Cover; blend or process until smooth.
  • 3 Cut 1/2-inch slice from top of each roll; set aside. Remove soft bread from inside of each roll to within 1/2 inch of edge; reserve bread trimmings for another use.
  • 4 Spread about 1/4 cup pea mixture in each roll. Top pea mixture in each with cheese slice, tomato slice and scant 2 tablespoons salad. Spoon remaining pea mixture and salad evenly into each. Cover with tops of rolls.

Expert Tips

In 1906, the Central Grocery in New Orleans created the muffuletta, a wonderful specialty sandwich. It combines meats and cheeses, but it's the olive salad that makes it unique. Our vegetarian version keeps the olive salad but replaces the meat with a spicy, mashed black-eyed pea mixture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
940mg
940%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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