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Italian Deli Sandwich

with Smoked Mozzarella and Basil Pesto

PRO RECIPE Italian Deli Sandwich Ciabatta Lunga LR

A great cold-cut sandwich offers meat variety and lots of it. Make sure you use good-quality mortadella, roast turkey, and salami slices too. You may want to make two sandwiches, while you're at it. Prevent sandwich envy before it happens.

Serves: 1


  • ¼ ACE Bakery Ciabatta Lunga
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) prepared basil pesto
  • 3 slices smoked mozzarella 
  • 2 slices mortadella
  • 2 slices roast turkey breast
  • 2 slices Genoa salami
  • 4 slices heirloom tomatoes
  • 6 rings red onion
  • 2 leaves romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) extra virgin olive oil 
  • 6 red pepper stuffed olives, finely chopped


  1. Slice the ACE Bakery® Ciabatta Lunga in half horizontally. Lightly toast the cut layers and spread the bottom of the Ciabatta with basil pesto.
  2. Layer the bottom of the Ciabatta with the smoked mozzarella. Top with rolls of mortadella, turkey and salami. Top with heirloom tomato slices, red onion and romaine lettuce.
  3. Stir together the red wine vinegar, olive oil and chopped stuffed olives. Spread the Ciabatta top with the olive mixture and press the sandwich together.
  4. Serve whole or sliced into thick slices held together with toothpicks.

This recipe is from ACE Bakery.