The Ultimate Italian Grinder Sandwich


This Italian Grinder Sandwich is truly the sandwich of everyone's dreams! It's loaded with fresh deli meats, grated parmesan cheese, an Italian crunchy salad, crisp pickles, & more!

What makes Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Kosher Dill Pickles different?

Bubbies uses an artistic balance of both their special spice blend and the science of fermentation to provide a salt brine pickle that has incredible flavor AND crunch! They keep their ingredients simple and natural .... water, dill, kosher salt, garlic, and their signature spices of course ;)

They are then naturally fermented and cured in their signature cloudy brine, making them perfectly ready to eat just the way they are or in your favorite sandwich, hamburger, salad, tacos... the possibilities are endless!

Why are naturally fermented foods healthy for your body?

From kefir to yogurt to sauerkraut, naturally fermented foods help feed the “good” bacteria in your stomach, which may help improve your digestion and boost your immune system.

In fact, naturally-fermented sauerkraut is rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The fermentation process creates these ultra-nutritious probiotics that may help your body absorb other nutrients more easily. For example, the sauerkraut in this soup may help your body more fully absorb the nutrients in carrots (like potassium, beta carotene, and fiber) and wild rice (like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C).

Where can I find Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Kosher Dill Pickles?

The beautiful thing is that Bubbies' relishes, pickles, and sauerkraut can be found in most grocery stores across America! I usually buy mine at Whole Foods, but you can also find them at Publix, Harris Teeter, Fresh Market, and more. Find a location near you by clicking here.

What is a "Grinder" Sandwich?

Grinder sandwiches are typically large sandwiches made with a long bread roll split in half lengthwise and filled with layers of various ingredients such as sliced deli meats, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.

What to serve on the side with sandwiches?

  • Chips (always and forever)
  • French Fries
  • Veggie Fries
  • Tossed Spring Salad
  • Pickles !!
  • Baked Beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob
  • Creamy Soups (such as tomato soup or butternut squash soup)

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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The Ultimate Italian Grinder Sandwich

This Italian Grinder Sandwich is truly the sandwich of everyone's dreams! It's loaded with fresh deli meats, grated parmesan cheese, an Italian crunchy salad, crisp pickles, & more!



Servings: 3

For the Crunchy Salad:

  • 1/2 Iceberg Lettuce, thinly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

For the Sandwich:

  • 1 Large Baguette, or Hoagie Roll
  • 8-10 thin slices of Ham, or Rueben
  • 8-10 thin slices of Turkey
  • 1/3 cup Bubbies Naturally Fermented Kosher Dill Pickles, sliced
  • 1/3 cup Banana Peppers, sliced
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated or shredded
  • 1 Avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 Large Tomato, thinly sliced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and dijon mustard together until smooth. Adjust taste with salt and black pepper. Add the shredded lettuce, sliced red onions, and chopped parsley. Toss until well-combined.
  2. Slice the baguette through the middle. Remove the middle bread from the baguette (optional).
  3. Add a layer of sliced ham, then a layer of sliced turkey. Add the grated parmesan on top of the sliced deli meats. (Optional: Bake at 425F for 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.)
  4. Add a single layer of the sliced tomatoes, then the avocado. Evenly spread out the sliced banana peppers. Next, add a generous layer of the salad mix. And lastly, add the sliced pickles on top. Cover with the top bread slice and enjoy!

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