Salumi Sandwich

Cold cuts in Italy are referred to as Salumi.  This term can cover a vast array of Italian cured meats but a few include salami, prosciutto, pancetta and sausage.  The combination of one or more of these salty, smoky meats and a few additional ingredients can create a delicious and satisfying sandwich.  Top it all off with a bit of Italian crunch with a sprinkle of Umbria nut & spice blend.

Italian Sandwich

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Umbria nut & spice mix
  • good bread, an Italian loaf or baguette
  • Italian meats: salami, prosciutto, pancetta, sausages or smoked turkey
  • red onion, sliced thin
  • arugula
  • fresh mozzarella cheese
  • fresh tomato, sliced into thick slices
  • fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Slice a loaf of bread or french baguette in half, brush both sides with olive oil and toast in the oven until lightly browned.
  2. Mix together 1 part balsamic vinegar to two parts olive oil. Drizzle the oil & vinegar mix on each side of the bread. Begin to layer arugula, Italian meats (salumi), red onion, tomato, mozzarella cheese, tomato slices and basil leaves. Drizzle with a bit more vinaigrette and a generous amount of Umbria nut & spice mix.
  3. Slice and serve immediately or wrap in parchment paper, tie with baker's twine and pack in a basket for an outdoor picnic.