I love Italian flavored "anything". Pretty much. This sandwich is no exception - and the tomato relish makes it unique and special. You can tweak the flavor if you desire to your personal preference, and pile on as much meat, cheese, and relish to your heart's content. These would make great picnic sandwiches!
I made the mistake of using a thick loaf of Italian bread. Yummy, but WAY too much bread, so definitely suggest sticking to the thinner sub rolls (or carving out some of the "insides" if you use a thicker loaf of bread like I did). The relish will turn to paste if it sits for too long, so don't make it too far in advance, and don't expect it to keep if you don't use it all in one sitting. I diced my pickles and banana peppers up and added them to the relish... mostly because I'm lazy. It worked well though, so totally up to you how you layer things on.
Italian Subs from John on AllRecipes
1 - 2 cups salad greens
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pinch dried oregano
1/2 pound sliced pepperoni
1/2 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami
1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
1/2 pound sliced provolone cheese
1/2 cup pickled banana peppers, drained
1 cup dill pickle slices
4 submarine rolls, split
- In a medium bowl whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, parsley, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes and oregano. Toss with the tomatoes. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
- Spread the submarine rolls open, and layer the pepperoni, salami, prosciutto, and provolone cheese evenly on each roll. Top with some of the tomato relish, lettuce, pickles, and banana peppers as desired. Close the rolls and serve.