Galbani® Gourmet Italian Sub

Galbani® Gourmet Italian Sub

DONATELLA’S TIP: You don’t just “make” this sandwich—you “build it” with love! Using paper-thin cuts of meat really enhances the flavor. And Galbani Thin Sliced Mozzarella in place of traditional Provolone cheese (which is often used in subs) adds instant elegance and freshness.


  • 1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 Fresh garlic clove (smashed)
  • 1 Red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp. Calabrian chili paste
  • Mayonnaise (for rolls)
  • 1 Soft sub roll, split lengthwise
  • Small Heart of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 lb. Assorted cured meats—such as prosciutto cotto, suppressata, Genoa salami and prosciutto—very thinly sliced
  • 6-8 slices Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
  • 2 Pepperoncini, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Crushed dried oregano for garnish
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper


  1. To create vinaigrette, in a bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and crushed garlic clove. Whisk and let sit in the bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place red onion slices in a small bowl and add cold water to cover; let soak 10 minutes. Drain, and use paper to pat very dry. Set aside.
  3. Stir Calabrian chili paste and mayonnaise together until fully incorporated.
  4. Remove garlic from the vinaigrette and whisk again.
  5. To prep sub roll, spread chili mayonnaise over the top part of the roll. Spoon a teaspoon or two of vinaigrette on the bottom of the roll, and add shredded romaine on top.
  6. Drape a single layer of meat slices so that they fold over themselves over the length of the bottom of the roll. Then, add a single layer of the Galbani Thin Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Cheese on top of the meat. Alternate red onion slices with slices of pepperoncini.
  7. Repeat the process until the sub roll is full.
  8. Drizzle vinaigrette on top. Garnish with a final sprinkle of dried oregano. Close sandwich and cut in half crosswise to serve.

Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.

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