The original muffuletta sandwich, made with Italian bread, provolone cheese, Genoa salami and ham, was created in New Orleans in 1906. Its tangy chopped olive salad is what differentiates it form other meat and cheese combination sandwiches. Our vegetarian version calls for meaty broiled portobello mushrooms in place of the salami and ham.
Use 6 ounces of large stuffing mushrooms, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, in place of the Portobello mushrooms.
Accompany these Italian-style sandwiches with potato chips or potato salad, and lemonade garnished with mint leaves.