These delicious Melted Muffuletta Crostini are a unique and tasty way to enjoy a NOLA tradition.
A little taste of home? Yes, please! Now granted, I’m not from New Orleans. But my Gulf Coast hometown is definitely close enough. So close that I enjoyed more than my fair share of muffulettas growing up. Since moving away, I’ve discovered muffuletta bread is actually pretty hard to find. And the traditional olive salad typically found on a muffuletta? Yep, also hard to find. So with all the ingredients I could find around here, these little Melted Muffuletta Crostini are my (very tasty) attempt to bring a little Crescent City flavor to my lunch table.
Y’all, these were incredibly easy to assemble. I picked up a loaf of French bread, fresh ham, mortadella, and salami at the grocery. And provolone…can’t forget the provolone!
The muffuletta olive salad that I’ve had in the past has been made up of very small pieces of olives and other pickled vegetables. When I visit Alabama, I always pick up a jar of olive salad for my muffulettas, because I can’t find it anywhere down here. Since I have no Alabama-sourced olive salad on hand, I chopped up some green olives in olive oil…and they were delicious!
So you’ll need your bread, your meats, your cheese, and some olive salad or chopped green olives. Layer everything, and bake….and you’ve got lunch!
Hope you guys enjoy!