Why not give summer a warm welcome by heading down to the park to enjoy a shareable spread? This Italian sandwich is the perfect picnic food.


  • 1 loaf of oval-shaped sourdough bread
  • 290g Jar roasted peppers drained
  • 1 Medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Mozzarella balls drained and sliced
  • 90g pack of spicy Italian salami
  • 90g pack of pepperoni slices
  • 100g Wild rocket

For the relish

  • 2 Celery stalks finely diced
  • 1tbsp Small capers
  • 4 Peperoncini or Peppadew peppers thinly sliced
  • 1tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 2tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2tsp Oregano
  • Salt and pepper


  • STEP 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the relish ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

  • STEP 2

    Slice the top 4cm off the loaf. Scoop out most of the inside, leaving 4cm at the bottom. Layer the ingredients inside the loaf, starting with the roasted peppers, then ½ the relish, the red onion, remaining relish, mozzarella, salami, pepperoni and rocket. Put the top of the loaf back on and wrap very tightly in plastic wrap.

  • STEP 3

    Put the loaf on a tray and top it with another tray. Weigh it down with something heavy, such as a cast-iron frying pan.

  • STEP 4

    To serve, unwrap and cut into thick slices.

Recipe and image courtesy of Dobbies,