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Viral TikTok Bella Hadid Sandwich Recipe

Make the viral Bella Hadid sandwich recipe that had all of TikTok in a frenzy. The Italian-inspired sandwich combines creamy basil aioli, tangy balsamic vinaigrette, thinly sliced turkey, salami, and all the fixings – a perfect meal for lunch or dinner. For a similar recipe, try the grinder salad!

The sandwich cut in half on a plate.

Amazing, every time I make it. Goodbye Jimmy Johns, this recipe is great whenever I have a sammy craving.

Emily

What is the Bella Hadid Sandwich Recipe?

In September 2022, Bella and her friend went on a picnic and sent the internet into a frenzy. People wanted to know what was in the sandwich. She posted a second video in early October as a follow-up, and that’s what we are making today.

Ingredients You’ll Need

The ingredients for the Bella Hadid Sandwich recipe on a table.
  • Bread: Use whatever sandwich bread you have on hand. I’ve used French bread, soft baguettes, and hoagies with good results. Or you can turn the sandwich into a low-carb wrap using my spinach protein wraps.
  • Basil Aioli: This is my favorite part of the sandwich. The creamy basil aioli is crafted from fresh basil, mayonnaise, garlic, mustard, and lemon juice.
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette: Make a quick vinaigrette using olive oil, balsamic glaze (not balsamic vinegar), salt, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper, and dried basil.
  • Protein: Fill the sandwich with thinly sliced deli turkey and salami slices.
  • Cheese: In one video, Hadid made the sandwich with brie, and in another, she did it with provolone- so it’s safe to say there is room for experimentation.
  • Toppings: Diced red onions, thinly sliced iceberg lettuce, pepperoncinis, and fresh tomatoes finish the sandwich.

How to Make the Bella Hadid Sandwich Recipe

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Add mayonnaise, fresh basil, garlic, mustard, salt, and lemon juice to a small bowl. Stir and refrigerate.

The ingredients for the basil aioli in a small bowl.

Step 2: Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and set it aside.

The ingredients for balsamic vinaigrette in a bowl.

Step 3: Layer the pepperoncinis onto the bread and gently press them in.

Bread topped with pepperoncinis.

Step 4: Combine ⅔ of the vinaigrette with the lettuce and onions and layer them onto the pepperoncinis.

Bread topped with onion, lettuce, and pepperoncinis.

Step 5: Generously spread the basil aioli onto the other side of the bread.

Basil aioli spread onto the sandwich.

Step 6: Then, add sliced turkey and salami.

Turkey and salami added to the sandwich.

Step 7: Add the cheese and sliced tomatoes, and finish with more dressing and a sprinkle of salt.

Cheese and tomato added to the sandwich.

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: If you somehow happen to have leftovers, I recommend storing them in an airtight container or bag for 1-2 days.

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The sandwich cut in half on a plate.

Bella Hadid Sandwich Recipe

Tressa Jamil
Make the viral Bella Hadid sandwich recipe that had all of TikTok in a frenzy. It combines basil aioli, vinaigrette, turkey, salami, and all the fixings.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Sandwiches
Calories 516 kcal
Equipment
Ingredients
  
For the Basil Aioli:
  • ¼ cup mayonaise
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • lemon juice, ½ lemon
For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
For the Sandwich:
  • 1 French bread, cut in half
  • ½ can pepperoncinis, sliced
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • head iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
  • ½ tomato, thinly sliced
  • turkey sliced
  • salami
Instructions
 
  • Add mayonnaise, fresh basil, garlic, mustard, salt, and lemon juice to a small bowl. Stir and refrigerate.
  • Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and set it aside.
  • Layer the pepperoncinis onto the bread and gently press them in.
  • Combine ⅔ of the vinaigrette with the lettuce and onions and layer them onto the pepperoncinis.
  • Generously spread the basil aioli onto the other side of the bread. Then, add sliced turkey and salami.
  • Add the cheese and sliced tomatoes, and finish with more dressing and a sprinkle of salt.
Notes
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 516 kcal | Carbohydrates: 59 g | Protein: 12 g | Fat: 27 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13 g | Trans Fat: 0.03 g | Cholesterol: 6 mg | Sodium: 1128 mg | Potassium: 211 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 7 g | Vitamin A: 304 IU | Vitamin C: 5 mg | Calcium: 77 mg | Iron: 5 mg
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Recipe Rating




Liam

Friday 26th of May 2023

The basil aioli and balsamic vinaigrette took this sandwich to a whole new level of deliciousness. Thanks for sharing.

Tressa Jamil

Saturday 30th of September 2023

I couldn't agree more! My husband is never satisfied with regular sandwiches anymore and keeps asking why I don't keep basil aioli on hand.

Emily Patterson

Friday 26th of May 2023

Amazing, every time I make it. Goodbye Jimmy Johns, this recipe is great whenever I have a sammy craving.

Tressa Jamil

Saturday 30th of September 2023

Yes, so happy this sandwich recipe is a hit for you. Thank you Bella Hadid.

Rachel

Tuesday 14th of February 2023

I tried the Bella Hadid sandwich recipe and it did not disappoint! The combination of the basil aioli and balsamic vinaigrette with the turkey and salami was amazing. It was easy to make and perfect for a quick lunch. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Tressa Jamil

Saturday 30th of September 2023

Thank you for trying the sandwich recipe! I'm so happy it was a success for you.