This recipe appears in:Sandwiched: Spicy Salami Sandwich with Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese
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- For the Tapenade:
- 8 ounces black pitted olives (kalamata or nicoise), drained
- 2 medium cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- For the Sandwich:
- 4 focaccia rolls
- 4 ounces sliced Genoa salami
- 2 cups packed arugula (about 1 ounce)
- 4 jarred roasted red bell peppers, drained
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
For the Tapenade: Combine olives, garlic, parsley, pepper flakes, capers, vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil in a food processor and pulse until everything is well combined and chopped fine, 8 to 10 short pulses. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
To make the sandwiches, split each of the focaccia rolls in half. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the tapenade on the tops and bottoms of the focaccia rolls.
Place a roasted red bell pepper on each of the bottom halves of the sandwiches, followed by a layer of salami, and a layer of arugula. Divide the goat cheese evenly among the sandwiches. Top with the remaining tapenade-covered focaccia and serve immediately.