Chopped Deli Sandwich

February 15, 2024

Recipe, styling, and photography by Faigy Murray

When I first saw this, I thought, Why would someone want to ruin a perfectly good deli sandwich? But I kept seeing it again and again, until I decided to try it for myself.

Now I get it. Chopping everything up really brings out the flavors. As an added bonus, when I had leftovers and served it the next day, for some reason, maybe because it was all chopped so small, everything stayed crispy, including the lettuce.

This is perfect if you have leftovers from Shabbos, or anytime really.

Yield: 6–8 servings


1 package beef salami

1 package smoked turkey

1 package pastrami

6 mini pickles

1½ cups lettuce

1 red pepper

¼ purple onion

2 Roma tomatoes

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

2 teaspoons water

Bread of your choice (I used mini baguettes) or tortilla chips


Dice deli, pickles, lettuce, pepper, onion, and tomatoes. The smaller you dice everything, the better.

In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, sriracha sauce, and water. Toss with the chopped salad.

Serve with your favorite bread or on a bed of tortilla chips.


  • Use any of your favorite vegetables, such as cucumbers, hot peppers, cabbage, or jalapeño peppers.
  • Add grilled chicken, little pieces of schnitzel, or meat.