Mushroom muffulettas with olive tapenade and kale chips

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Mushroom muffulettas with olive tapenade and kale chips

Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

2 Servings, 760 Calories/Serving

25–40 Minutes

We’ve made the mighty, meaty New Orleans sandwich into a healthy plant-based treat, with mushrooms and red pepper–cashew crema standing in for the meat and cheese.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 bunch organic lacinato or other kale (about ½ pound)
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons pitted Castelvetrano olives
  • Sun Basket Italian vinaigrette (EVOO - red wine vinegar - champagne vinegar - sun-dried tomatoes - garlic - dried oregano - Dijon mustard)
  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 6 ounces organic cremini or other button mushrooms
  • 3 ounces organic baby spinach or other leafy greens
  • Sun Basket red pepper–cashew crema (roasted red peppers - cashew butter - garlic - lemon juice - kosher salt)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 760, Protein: 24g (48% DV), Fiber: 12g (48% DV), Total Fat: 34g (52% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g (23% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 1320mg (55% DV), Carbohydrates: 94g (31% DV), Total Sugars: 8g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts (cashew), Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Make the kale chips

Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Strip the kale leaves from the stems; tear or cut the leaves into 2-inch pieces.
On a sheet pan, drizzle the kale with 1 to 2 tablespoons oil; season lightly with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the paprika, and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer and bake, turning halfway through, until the kale chips are crisp around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.
While the kale chips bake, prepare the olive tapenade.


Make the olive tapenade

  • Finely chop the olives, checking for any pits.
In a small bowl, stir together the olives and Italian vinaigrette. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Toast the ciabatta; cook the mushrooms

  • Cut the ciabatta in half horizontally; drizzle or brush the cut sides with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil and season with salt.
  • Thinly slice the mushrooms.
Heat a dry large frying pan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Place the ciabatta, cut sides down, and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
In the same pan, warm 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and just starting to soften, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Assemble the muffuletta sandwiches

Place the ciabatta bottoms, cut sides up, on a work surface and slather with as much olive tapenade as you like. Top each with the mushrooms and spinach. Spread the cut sides of the ciabatta tops with the red pepper–cashew crema. Close with the ciabatta tops. Cut the sandwiches in half.


Transfer the muffuletta sandwiches and kale chips to individual plates and serve any remaining tapenade on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Strip and tear the kale leaves.
  • Season the kale for baking.
  • Stir the olive tapenade.
  • Drizzle or brush the ciabatta with oil.
  • Build their own sandwiches.