Mini Muffalettas

Mini Muffalettas
Here's a recipe for Mini Muffalettas with a spicy twist using Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper puree:


For the Olive Salad:

- 1/2 cup pitted green olives, chopped
- 1/2 cup pitted black olives, chopped
- 1/4 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped
- 1/4 cup pickled pepperoncini, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper puree, to taste (adjust for desired spice level)

For the Mini Muffalettas:

- Mini French bread rolls or dinner rolls
- Sliced deli meats (salami, ham, and turkey)
- Sliced provolone cheese
- Spicy olive salad (from above)
- Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper puree, to taste (for extra spice)
- Lettuce leaves (optional)


For the Olive Salad:

1. In a bowl, combine the chopped green and black olives, roasted red bell peppers, pickled pepperoncini, minced garlic, capers, extra-virgin olive oil, dried oregano, dried basil, black pepper, and Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper puree. Mix well to create the spicy olive salad. Adjust the spice level by adding more or less pepper puree according to your preference.

2. Cover the olive salad and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

For the Mini Muffalettas:

1. Slice the mini French bread rolls or dinner rolls in half horizontally.

2. Spread a generous amount of the spicy olive salad on the bottom half of each roll.

3. Layer the sliced deli meats (salami, ham, and turkey) and provolone cheese on top of the olive salad.

4. If you desire extra spice, drizzle a bit of Louisiana Pepper Exchange's pepper puree over the meat and cheese.

5. Add lettuce leaves (optional) for some freshness.

6. Place the top half of the roll on the sandwich to complete it.

7. Serve your Mini Muffalettas immediately, or you can wrap them in foil and refrigerate them for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld even more.

8. Slice them into smaller portions if desired and enjoy your flavorful and spicy Mini Muffalettas with a delicious Creole twist!

These Mini Muffalettas are perfect for parties, picnics, or as a delightful snack. The spicy olive salad and pepper puree add a zesty kick to this classic New Orleans sandwich.