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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check to make sure the cold cuts are gluten-free.

 

"Way down yonder in New Orleans
In the land of dreamy scenes
There's a garden of Eden
You know what I mean."
-Louis Armstrong

The refrigerator light goes on...

OK, this is over the top as far as sodium is concerned.

It is, however, a LOT lower in sodium than most muffaletta sandwiches that you would get in a New Orleans Po' Boy shop - two thirds less. Every now and then you do have to splurge and if it is the flavor of muffaletta that you are craving, this is a great salad and a good alternative to the much higher calorie, higher sodium sandwich.

Dry Those Salad Greens

Make sure that your salad greens are dry, dry, dry before tossing the dressing with the them. If they are damp the dressing won’t stick as well and you will have to use more. Usually 2 tablespoons of a well made dressing (one that is well emulsified) is enough if the greens are dry. A salad spinner is the key to drying lettuce and a must have in any kitchen.


 

Muffaletta Chopped Salad



Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 3 cups salad

Cooking Time = 90 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Leftovers will be best if you keep the lettuce separate from the rest of the ingredients and mix it in right before serving. Cooking time includes the time spent marinating.

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 large pimento stuffed green olives (thinly sliced)
4 large Kalamata olives (thinly sliced)
4 small pepperoncini (thinly sliced)
4 small pickled onions (diced)
1 clove garlic (finely minced)
1 large shallot (finely minced)
2 medium ribs celery (diced)
1 ounce provolone cheese (cut into small dice)
1 ounce prosciutto (cut into small dice)
1 ounce salami (cut into small dice)
1 ounce mortadella (cut into small dice)
1 small head romaine lettuce (thinly sliced crosswise)
1 15 ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)

Muffaletta Chopped Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Mix the olive oil together with the olives, pepperoncini, onions, garlic, shallot and celery. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Combine the olive mixture with the cheese, meats, lettuce and white beans.

Toss well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 3 cups salad

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 470 Calories from Fat 182
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 20g 33%
    Saturated Fat 6g 26%
    Monounsaturated Fat 9g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 35mg 11%
Sodium 977mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 13g 40%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 28g  
Vitamin A 127% Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 40% Iron 45%
Vitamin K 122 mcg Potassium 1429 mg
Magnesium 127 mg