Submarine Sandwich

Cuisine: American

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 1

This submarine sandwich is undoubtedly a conversation piece and an excellent option for the summer. A complex affair of cold cut meats, tangy dill pickle, gooey melted mozzarella, and fragrant pesto—and you will understand why this submarine sandwich is a great evening indulgence. 

List of ingredients: 

  • French bread
  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Salami
  • Ham
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Pesto
  • Pickled peppers
  • Italian vinaigrette
  • Salt
  • Pepper

A Hero sandwich to uplift your mood!

  1. Layout the loaf of French bread and slice it in half, lengthwise. Squirt some pesto on both sides using a butter knife.
  2. Spread the bottom half of the bread with butter.
  3. Layer the bread in the following order: sliced tomatoes, salami, mozzarella cheese, and ham.
  4. Top with tangy pickled peppers and spoon the vinaigrette over the filling.
  5. Cover the top half of the bread on the sandwich.
  6. Grill the sandwich in a pan until toasted.
  7. Cut the sandwich at an angle into smaller portions or as desired. Alternatively, you can secure it with toothpicks.
  8. Serve while warm. Tastes good, doesn't it? 

Chef Tip: You can replace the butter with mayonnaise or cream cheese. You can also try spicy Sriracha butter for a serious zing. Just mix 1tsp Sriracha with ¼ cup unsalted butter, combine them in a small bowl, and you are good to go. 

Splurge on this delicious sandwich for a super-quick weeknight dinner. The rich, intense flavors of pickled peppers and cheese contrast beautifully with the tender meat for an epitome of a classic. This crave-worthy sandwich works great for an outdoor picnic or dinner for the hungriest of palates. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Among numerous names for the submarine sandwich, ‘grinder’ and ‘hero’  have the most interesting backstories.

• One theory suggests the submarine sandwich was called a grinder because it required a lot of chewing to eat the hard crust of the sandwich.


Historical Fact

• As the name suggests, the submarine sandwich is arguably believed to have been originated in a U.S Naval Base in Connecticut which is the submarine capital of the World. 

• The story suggests that a restaurant owner Benedetto Capaldo received hundreds of orders for this sandwich by the sailors in the base during World War II.

Nutrition Fact

• One submarine sandwich that weighs around 256g contains 558.1 calories of which 277.4 are from fat.

• Chicken is packed with proteins that are made of amino acids which are the building blocks of our muscles.