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Muffuletta Dip

A quick appetizer to throw together for a taste of the Big Easy to celebrate Mardi Gras! Inspired by the quintessential New Orleans sandwich of cured meats, cheese and tangy olive salad, this make-ahead appetizer is a crowd-pleaser and comes together in 10 minutes. Allow a minimum of 1 hour chilling time up to 24 hours, for the flavors to meld.
Makes approximately 4 cups and be easily adjusted. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
chill time 1 hour1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, dip, easy, make ahead, mardi gras, muffuletta, olive salad, recipe, salami
Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Italian olive salad, drained such as Boscoli Italian Olive Salad I substituted Giardiniera that I added some chopped green olives and capers to since I couldn’t find Italian olive salad.
  • 1 cup diced salami
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pepperoncini salad peppers
  • 1 2 1/4-oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, diced
  • 1 celery rib finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Stir together first 9 ingredients. Cover and chill 1 to 24 hours before serving.
  • Stir in parsley just before serving. Serve with French bread crostini or pita chips.
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator up to 5 days.

Notes

 
  • To use leftovers, toss in a Caesar salad or add to a flat bread or thin pizza crust along with additional grated provolone or mozzarella for a Muffuletta Pizza. Also good tossed with cooked rotini pasta and Italian dressing for a Muffuletta pasta salad.