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Antipasto Focaccia Sandwiches

 Antipasto Focaccia Sandwiches
Cooking for a crowd? Make these Italian-style sandwiches! I love that they are prepared and refrigerated hours in advance. Simply slice when ready to serve.
18 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Genoa salami, diced
  • 1/2 pound deli ham, diced
  • 1/2 pound pepperoni, diced
  • 1 block (8 ounces) provolone cheese, diced
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3 loaves (1 pound each) focaccia bread
  • 3 cups torn leaf lettuce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients; add salad dressing
  • and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Cut each loaf of focaccia in half horizontally. Hollow out bottom
  • halves, leaving 3/4-in. shells. Stir antipasto mixture; spoon into
  • shells. Replace bread tops. Wrap sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap;
  • refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Just before serving, add lettuce to sandwiches. Cut into wedges.
  • Yield: 3 sandwiches (6 servings each).