Muffaletta Pinwheels

Muffaletta Pinwheels – The Muffalaetta has become a very famous sandwich and for good reason. Salvatore Lupo of Central Grocery in New Orleans is credited with inventing the muffaletta sandwich. Apparently he needed a way to use up the olives left at the bottom of a barrel.

Olive Salad

  • one teaspoon olive oil
  • one teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped black olives
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  • two (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • five large flour tortillas
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced genoa salami
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced mortadella
  • 1/3 pound sliced provolone cheese
  • whole kalamata olives, optional


  1. Combine all olive salad ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Using a hand-held mixer, beat cream cheese and garlic powder until fluffy and smooth.
  3. Spread tortillas with cream cheese, dividing it evenly between the 5 tortillas.
  4. Spread a layer of olive salad on each tortilla and top with layers of ham, salami, mortadella, and provolone, dividing each ingredient evenly between the tortillas.
  5. Roll each tortilla up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap or foil. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is fine).
  6. Slice each tortilla roll. Top with an olive and toothpick if desired.

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