February Recipes

Vegetarian Italian Party Sandwich

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A Vegetarian Italian Party Sandwich sliced on a cutting board
Hands On:
75 minutes
Total Time:
75 minutes


  • 1 medium bulb garlic
  • 3 tsp plus 3 Tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • ½ (8-oz.) container DeLallo seasoned pitted olive medley, drained
  • ½ cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Gustare Vita white wine vinegar, divided
  • ¼ tsp Hy-Vee salt, plus additional to taste
  • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 (21-oz.) loaf Hy-Vee Bakery unsliced ciabatta bread
  • 1 (8-oz.) container Burrata cheese, drained
  • 2 tsp Hy-Vee Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ cups lightly packed arugula
  • 2 tbsp lemon herb aioli
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Preheat oven to 375°. Cut off a thin slice from the top of a garlic bulb to expose ends of individual cloves. Remove any loose, papery outer layers. Place garlic bulb, cut side up, on a sheet of foil. Drizzle with 1½ tsp. olive oil. Wrap in foil. Place in a small baking pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until garlic is brown and soft; set aside.
Meanwhile, place artichokes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, 1 Tbsp. vinegar and ¼ tsp. salt in a food processor. Cover and pulse until coarsely chopped.
Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallot; cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until mushrooms are golden brown. Add 1 Tbsp. vinegar; cook for 30 to 60 seconds or until vinegar evaporates, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt.
Place oven rack 6 in. from heat; preheat broiler to HIGH. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil; set aside. Cut ciabatta horizontally in half. Remove soft bread from the inside of ciabatta halves; reserve bread for another use. Place ciabatta halves, cut sides up, in prepared baking pan. Drizzle each half with 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
Remove garlic from foil; carefully squeeze the base of each garlic clove and push it up and out of its paper husks into a small bowl; mash with a fork until a paste forms. Spread garlic paste in each bread half. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is golden and crisp.
To assemble, spread olive mixture in the bottom bread half; spread with burrata. Top with mushrooms; drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. vinegar and 1½ tsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning; top with arugula.
Spread aioli in top bread half. Press top and bottom halves of loaf together to form a sandwich. Cut into serving pieces to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 26g 33%
Saturated Fat: 7g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 30mg 10%
Sodium: 1170mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate: 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber: 4g 14%
Sugars: 7g 14%
Protein: 14g 28%

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