Italian Salami and Mozzarella Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1


  • 2 slices of fresh Italian bread (ciabatta or baguette work well)
  • 2-3 slices of Italian salami
  • 3-4 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 slices of ripe tomato
  • 1-2 fresh basil leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare Your Ingredients: Start by slicing your Italian bread into two equal pieces. If you like, you can toast the bread lightly for added texture, but it's not necessary. Slice the Italian salami, fresh mozzarella cheese, and ripe tomato. Wash and dry the basil leaves. Set everything aside.

  2. Assemble the Sandwich:

    • Lay out one slice of Italian bread on a clean surface.
    • Arrange the slices of Italian salami on the bread.
    • Place the mozzarella cheese slices on top of the salami.
    • Add the sliced tomato on top of the mozzarella.
    • Gently tear the basil leaves and scatter them over the tomato.
  3. Season and Add Condiments:

    • Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil evenly over the sandwich.
    • If desired, you can add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for extra flavor.
    • Season the sandwich with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Top It Off:

    • Place the second slice of Italian bread on top to complete the sandwich.
  5. Serve:

    • Slice the sandwich in half diagonally for an appealing presentation.
    • You can serve it immediately, or you can wrap it in parchment paper or foil for a picnic or on-the-go meal.
  6. Enjoy! Bite into your delicious Italian Salami and Mozzarella Sandwich, savoring the flavors of the salami, creamy mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant basil. The combination of olive oil and optional balsamic vinegar adds a delightful tang to this classic Italian sandwich.

Feel free to customize your Italian Salami and Mozzarella Sandwich by adding other ingredients like roasted red peppers, arugula, or even a drizzle of pesto for added flavor. It's a versatile and satisfying sandwich that's perfect for a quick lunch or a light dinner.

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