An authentic Italian sub has a unique combination of flavors that are like nothing else! Create those layers of true Italian flavors on a giant leaf of crisp romaine lettuce and it's almost as good as the original.

I use Boars Head deli meats as they are super delicious, high quality and very lean. You can buy just 2 or 3 slices of each. I honestly don't care that there isn't a roll. There is just something about Provolone and Oregano that nails it. 

BE Italian Sub! Where's the Bread?


  • A large leaf of romaine lettuce

Sandwich Filling

  • 1 slice sharp provolone cheese
  • 2 slices Genoa salami
  • 1 slice boiled ham
  • 1 slice mortadella, an Italian style bologna
  • Sliced pickled pepperoncini
  • A few thin slices of plum tomato
  • Thinly sliced onion


  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


Layer the sandwich fillings on the large leaf of romaine lettuce. Sprinkle the toppers over the sandwich and MANGIA

March 28, 2020