1 long loaf of Italian bread
1/2 lb. mortadella, thinly sliced
1/2 lb. salami, thinly sliced
1 lb. mozzarella (preferably fresh), sliced thickly, sprinkle with salt
1 16 oz jar roasted peppers, cut into strips
2 cups baby arugula, tossed with a little olive oil & vinegar
1 small red onion, peeled & thinly sliced
1 cup pesto**
2 cups basil leaves
2 cups parsley leaves
2 garlic cloves, peeled & rough chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Place the pesto ingredients in a food processor, pulse until all is combined and minced.
Make the Sub (hero, hoagie, etc.)
Slice the Italian bread in half lengthwise. Spread the pesto generously on each half. On bottom half start layering ingredients: mortadella, salami, mozzarella, roasted peppers, arugula, sliced onion. Place other half on top. Press down to seal. Cut crosswise into 2-inch slices. Arrange on a platter and serve.