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Focaccia Mortadella Sandwich

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Meet my new favorite sandwich! Joe & I just returned from vacation in Italy and I swear we ate a focaccia sandwich every day. As soon as we came home I knew I had to recreate my favorite version we had over there. I used Lifeway kefir Farmers Cheese. The flavor and texture is absolutely perfect for this sandwich and as a bonus, it has probiotics!

When you take your first bite, it’s almost like being transported to a quaint cafe in Italy, where food is always bursting with flavor and prepared with love…. and who doesn’t want to be there?!

This sandwich is not only delicious but it’s also super easy to whip up, making it perfect for both lazy and busy weekdays. And the best part? It doesn’t skimp on the ingredients and every bite offers a perfect blend of textures and flavors.

Why You’ll Love This Focaccia Mortadella Sandwich

  • Flavorful Fusion: The combination of olive tapenade, mortadella, and the creamy lifeway farmers cheese ensures every bite is rich in flavor.
  • Easy Preparation: With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a sandwich that rivals any gourmet delicatessen.
  • Travel Through Taste: This sandwich is inspired by traditional Italian flavors, offering you a mini vacation with every bite.
  • Versatility: Perfect for lunch, dinner, or a quick snack. Its versatility makes it suitable for any meal.
  • Nutrient Boost: With quality ingredients like olive tapenade and Lifeway Farmer Cheese, you’re not only getting taste but also essential nutrients.

What You Need To Make Focaccia Mortadella Sandwich

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients You Need To Make Focaccia Mortadella Sandwich

  • Lifeway Farmer Cheese
  • Focaccia squares
  • Mortadella slices
  • Roasted red pepper slices
  • Olive tapenade
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil

How To Make Focaccia Mortadella Sandwich

  1. Begin by slicing your focaccia in half.
  2. Generously spread olive tapenade on one half.
  3. Lay down 3 slices of mortadella.
  4. Top with Lifeway farmers cheese, a sprinkle of salt, a drizzle of olive oil, and the roasted red pepper slices.
  5. Put it all together and you’re ready to indulge!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I substitute any ingredients?

While the recipe aims to capture authentic flavors, feel free to experiment with similar ingredients that you have on hand.

How do I store the sandwich if I make it ahead of time?

To keep the focaccia from getting soggy, store any condiments or wet ingredients separately, and assemble when you’re ready to eat.

What sides go well with this sandwich?

This sandwich pairs well with a fresh salad, pasta salad, or even some crisp potato chips.

Can I use regular bread instead of focaccia?

Yes, while focaccia provides a unique flavor and texture, other bread like ciabatta or baguette can be used as substitutes.

Focaccia Mortadella Sandwich

Meet my new favorite sandwich! Joe & I just returned from vacation in Italy and I swear we ate a focaccia sandwich every day. As soon as we came home I knew I had to recreate my favorite version we had over there. I used Lifeway kefir Farmers Cheese. The flavor and texture is absolutely perfect for this sandwich and as a bonus it has probiotics!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 1210kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons

Ingredients

  • Lifeway Farmer Cheese
  • 2 focaccia squares
  • 6 slices mortadella
  • 6 slices roasted red pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive tapenade
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Slice the focaccia in half. To one half spread the olive tapenade, add
  • 3 slices of mortadella, top with lifeway farmers cheese, a pinch of
  • salt, olive oil and slices of roasted red pepper. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 1210kcal | Carbohydrates: 189g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 2734mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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Remember those summer vacations when food played a central role in your experiences? That’s the feeling this Focaccia Mortadella Sandwich brings.

The combination of flavors is simply hard to resist! With the taste of mortadella combined with the creaminess of Lifeway farmers cheese and the tang of olive tapenade, this sandwich is truly something special.

It’s a sandwich that tells a story – a story of authentic Italian flavors, of sun-drenched afternoons, and of meals shared with loved ones. Next time you’re in the mood for something that’s easy to make but doesn’t compromise on flavor, give this sandwich a try.

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