This Italian hoagie dip is at the top of my list of favorite summer dips and appetizers. I love cold dip recipes. Are you on Tik Tok? This is basically just a rendition of the viral grinder sandwich that we’ve seen going around here lately. It’s light and perfect during the summer, however, it’s so good you’ll make it all year round. This recipe is just so amazingly fresh and savory at the same time. I could seriously make a meal out this dip. Keep reading to see how I made this hoagie dip recipe in less than 10 minutes.
Why You’ll Love this Italian Hoagie Dip
grinder sandwich 2.0
Are you on Tik Tok? This recipe is the dip version of the viral Tik Tok grinder sandwich. It is so good and a much less heavy option.
If you love cold dips, this is for you!
I love cold dip recipes. These are so fresh and perfect for summertime. If you’re looking for some cold dips, this recipe is for you!
It’s so quick and easy!
This recipe is also perfect if you’re in a rush! You can literally throw it together in less than 10 minutes!
Equipment You’ll Need
All you’ll need for this recipe is a large serving bowl, a cutting board, and some good chef’s knives. You could technically use one of those vegetable chopper things, but I find just knife and cutting boards are just cleanest and easiest.
Ingredients You’ll Need
I used an 8 ounce bag of shredded lettuce. You can find these in your produce section. I like the bagged shredded lettuce the best. You could use regular iceberg and cut it yourself. However, I like the thin texture of the bagged lettuce.
You’ll need ham, salami and pepperoni. I used around 4 ounce or a half a cup of each. I used thin sliced black forest ham. This is just what I preferred, but you can use whatever type you want. I like the sweetness the ham adds.
As for veggies, I used banana peppers, Roma tomatoes, and red onion. You’ll chop those into little bits and dices and then add them to your shredded lettuce. If you noticed, I used less banana peppers than anything else. If you really like banana peppers, you can always add more than I did. However, this will really vamp up the acidity of your salad so just beware of that! You may want to add in more sugar to your dressing to cut it.
Provolone cheese. I literally love provolone cheese. It’s probably my favorite of all cheeses. Just like everything else. You’ll slice it and dice it into little small bits. You’ll want every ingredient to be somewhat uniform. Try to cut and dice all the ingredients to be around the same size!
This is just a mayo-based vinaigrette style dressing. You’ll just mix some mayonnaise, olive oil, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning and sugar together. Then just drizzle over the top like you would any traditional salad!
Step by Step How to Make Hoagie Dip
Add your bag of shredded lettuce to a large serving bowl. Dice your tomatoes, slice and chop your red onion, and chop your banana peppers. Add them to your bowl. You’ll want your pieces to be somewhat uniform. Chop and dice and your cheese and meats and add them to the bowl as well. Toss your salad until it’s totally mixed together.
Mix your dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl, then drizzle over the top. Mix together until it’s mixed throughout the salad. Serve immediately with crostini toasts. Enjoy!
Italian Hoagie Dip
- Chef's Knife
- Cutting Board
- Large Serving Bowl
- 8 oz bag Shredded Lettuce
- 1/2 Chopped Red Onion
- 2 Chopped Roma Tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Banana Peppers
- 1/2 cup Provolone Cheese
- 1/2 cup Sliced Ham
- 1/2 cup Salami
- 1/2 cup Pepperoni
- Crostini Toasts for serving
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegear
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Sugar
- Add your bag of shredded lettuce to a large serving bowl. Dice your tomatoes, slice and chop your red onion, and chop your banana peppers. Add them to your bowl. You'll want your pieces to be somewhat uniform. Chop and dice and your cheese and meats and add them to the bowl as well. Toss your salad until it's totally mixed together.
- Mix your dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl, then drizzle over the top. Mix together until it's mixed throughout the salad. Serve immediately with crostini toasts. Enjoy!
What to serve it with:I used crostini toast or breads. You can buy them premade from the store or make the homemade with Italian baguette bread.
How to store this:I would not recommend storing this for leftovers or making it beforehand. You run the risk of the lettuce wilting very quickly and loosing the freshness of the overall salad.
Let me know if you make this Italian hoagie dip! I want to know! Where and how did you serve it? Let me know here or in the comments below! I want to know what you thought!