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Italian Sub Sandwiches
with chips / balsamic squash

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

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.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Italian Sub Sandwiches:
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/4 tsp
  • Onions - 1/2, thinly sliced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, sliced
  • Hoagie buns - 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
Balsamic Squash:
  • Squash, yellow (sub zucchini or use a combination) - 2, sliced
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Make oil and vinegar dressing - Whisk together oil (for the 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 (63)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (16)
Vegetarian (17)

28 reviews

I actually had enough for three meals so this was lunch for two days and dinner for one. I'd forgotten just how good a quality italian sub could be when made with quality meats.

By: Christopher
Posted: Jun 11, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Meh. That's all I can really say. Plus side - it was low-effort and didn't take long for a fresh serving.

By: Sam
Posted: Oct 04, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Easily the best sammich I'm ever made.

By: Amy
Posted: Sep 23, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Simple, but it hit the spot.

By: Jenna
Posted: Sep 21, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the fact it was easy and a better than your average sandwich. I used the classic combination and everyone loved it. Squash was really simple and good.

By: Wendy
Posted: Sep 14, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used prosciutto, genoa salami, pepperoni, ham. Squash side was a bit bland and unnecessary!

By: Timothy
Posted: Sep 13, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful