Italian Grilled Cheese

Serve with Mini Meatball Minestra with Provolone.


  • 1 cup giardiniera (Italian hot vegetable salad), drained
  • 1/4 cup salad olives (green olives with pimento)
  • 8 slices good-quality crusty white bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 8 slices deli-sliced provolone cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened


Heat a griddle to medium heat.

In a food processor, pulse-chop the salad and olives into a fine relish. Spread four slices of bread with relish and top each with two slices of cheese and a slice of bread. Butter the outside of the sammies with softened butter and grill until golden on both sides, 4-5 minutes total. Cut and serve.

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