Martha Stewart just shared an easy Italian recipe to get you out of your summer cooking slump

Summer is our favorite time of year to eat (all the fresh, seasonal produce is just too good to pass up), but honestly, it may be our least favorite time of year to cook, thanks to the heat. Yes, we like to pull out the grill, and yes, we’re no strangers to takeout and delivery. But the days when we want to be excited about dinner without having to cook anything Where spend too much money on takeout, we turn to the humble and glorious sandwich. Luckily, Martha Stewart just shared a simple yet delicious Italian sandwich recipe that will totally lift you out of your summer slump.

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Some sandwiches (soggy PB&J, bland turkey and cheese) disappoint, but these mortadella and marinated artichoke sandwiches are treated with as much care and attention as anything you’ll find in Martha Stewart’s arsenal.

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The star of the sandwich is the thinly sliced ​​mortadella, an Italian charcuterie that Giada De Laurentiis also loves. It’s essentially fine Italian bologna, with a savory, salty flavor, smooth texture, and chunks of pistachio and rich pork fat sprinkled throughout.

It’s an open-faced sandwich, and the base is crispy ciabatta bread that’s coated in ricotta, olive oil, and grated parmesan-reggiano, then toasted until bubbly. and golden on top. It’s also the only cooking called for in the recipe, making it a winner in our book.

The cheese mixture is topped with thin slices of mortadella, marinated jar artichoke hearts (so easy!) and arugula, with grated parmesan cheese for garnish.

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That’s literally it! The quality of the ingredients means you don’t need anything else to make these open-faced Italian sandwiches your dinner party, as each bite is an exquisite interplay of flavors and textures. The mortadella almost melts in your mouth, the arugula adds freshness, the artichokes are succulent and tangy, and we don’t need to elaborate on what makes grilled cheese bread delicious.

Once again, Martha Stewart has inspired us to break out of our culinary routine.

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