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Italian Sub Sandwich
with chips / balsamic squash

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No need to find an Italian deli when these loaded sandwiches are so easy to recreate at home. Rather than using classic sandwich condiments like mustard and mayo, these are finished with a 3-ingredient vinaigrette. This meal was last featured in 2016.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Balsamic Squash:
  • Squash, yellow (sub zucchini or use a combination) - 2, sliced
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 tsp
Italian Sub Sandwich:
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/4 tsp
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, thinly sliced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, sliced
  • Hoagie buns, gluten-free - 4
  • Cheese, provolone - 6 oz, sliced
  • Deli meat, thinly sliced (capicola, salami, mortadella and boiled ham are a classic combination) - 12 oz
  • Deli-sliced pickled peppers (sold in jars in sweet or spicy varieties; opt) - 1/4 cup
  • Chips, use your favorite type (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Make oil and vinegar dressing - Whisk together oil (portion for sandwiches), red wine vinegar, and oregano. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Onions / Lettuce / Squash - Prep as directed and store in separate containers. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  3. Tomatoes - Slice tomatoes.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok or frying pan with oil (portion for the squash). Add squash to heated oil and saute until squash starts to turn tender (but still has a bit of crunch), 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Toss cooked squash with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Season with some salt and pepper.

  3. Set out all ingredients for sandwiches and let everyone assemble their own or assemble them by filling rolls with cheese, onions, tomatoes, meat, lettuce, and peppers. Finish with as much oil and vinegar dressing as you’d like.

  4. Enjoy sandwiches with chips and squash on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (19)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (9)

Most Helpful

Pleasantly surprised. Thought it would need more sauce but this was flavourful!! I toasted the buns with a little butter. I was to lazy to make veggie version for myself so just omitted thr meat and it was still great.Great easy meal.

By: Ila
Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

11 reviews

Who needs bread? So easy, so flavorful and tasty! This was a hot summer day winner. Totally keeping this on hand.

By: Jamie
Posted: Aug 09, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Kept my bread like croutons on top which helped it from getting soggy. I also think a salad means lettuce so I put romaine on the bottom which I was grateful for. I continue to be so excited about my pickled beets for olives substitution.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jun 24, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Pleasantly surprised. Thought it would need more sauce but this was flavourful!! I toasted the buns with a little butter. I was to lazy to make veggie version for myself so just omitted thr meat and it was still great.Great easy meal.

By: Ila
Posted: Jun 15, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Quick, easy and delicious! Family favorite for sure. Didn't do the squash as it seemed like too much work for a relatively simple meal otherwise. Next time I'd probably do fruit or something easy and make it a 10 minute meal.

By: Angela
Posted: Jun 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved all these flavors together! We used a sourdough bread.

By: Michelle
Posted: Jun 11, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

These were so good! Opted to just dress the lettuce, not the whole sandwich. Flavors were great, would probably just skip the squash next time!

By: Emily
Posted: Jun 10, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful