Muffuletta Spread


This simple muffuletta spread is reminiscent of a classic New Orleans muffuletta sandwich. It can be served on crackers, toasted bagels, or crostini. It's also a nice addition to a pasta salad, a cheese board, or spooned onto grilled fish, pork, or chicken. It will keep for up to a month in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
36 crackers


  • 1 cup chopped pimento-stuffed, Spanish-style green olives

  • ¾ cup chopped black olives, drained

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons capers, drained and chopped

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced

  • ¼ pound sliced deli ham

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 36 buttery round crackers


  1. Stir together green and black olives, olive oil, capers, red wine vinegar, shallot, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Cut salami and deli ham so they fit onto crackers.

  3. Spread cream cheese on crackers; top each cracker with a piece of salami, a piece of ham, and a spoonful of olive salad.

Cook's Note:

I like this muffuletta spread a little chunky, so I chop the olive salad ingredients by hand. But feel free to pulse it in a food processor; just don't process it into a purée. If time allows, refrigerate for several hours or, even better, overnight, as the flavor intensifies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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