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Italian Grinder Salad Sandwich (TikTok Viral Recipe)

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x


This trending Italian Grinder Sandwich is the best sub you’ll ever make! Made with hoagie rolls, Italian meats, provolone & parmesan cheese, and a creamy & tangy grinder salad … it is no wonder this loaded sandwich recipe went viral on TikTok. It is hearty, fresh, flavorful, and absolutely delicious!



Grinder Salad

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded finely
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup banana peppers, sliced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pepper, to taste


  • 3 sub rolls
  • 1/4 pound salami
  • 1/4 pound pepperoni
  • 1/4 pound turkey
  • 1/4 pound provolone cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Start by preparing the grinder salad.  Add the mayo, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper to a large bowl.  Whisk to combine.
  2. Then add the lettuce, red onion, and banana peppers.  Combine thoroughly.
  3. Next assemble the sandwiches.  Divide the salami, pepperoni, and turkey among the rolls.  Add the cheese on top of the meats.
  4. Broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and the meat is crisped up.
  5. Remove the subs from the oven.  Add the tomato slices to the sandwiches.  Season with salt & pepper.
  6. Add a generous amount of grinder salad to each of the sandwiches. Top with parmesan cheese.
  7. Close the sandwiches, cut in half, and enjoy!

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