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15 Sub In A Tub Salads You Need To Try ASAP

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Revolutionize your lunch with the latest TikTok trend: Sub in a Tub! That’s right, these chopped salads are like a sub without the sub bun. Packed with all your favorite deli meats and toppings, but without the bread, they are not only delicious but also perfect for those on a gluten free diet.

An Italian chopped salad on a white plate.

It’s all the flavors and textures of a mouthwatering sub sandwich, without the bread. Everything you would order on your favorite sub you can add to a sub in a tub.

What I love most about a sub in a tub salad is how effortlessly it makes any sub gluten free. It’s easy, quick, and tasty! What’s not to love about a sub in a tub!

How to Make a Sub in a Tub

This chopped salad is extremely easy to make. You can either use a vegetable chopper with a box attachment or chop everything with a good knife and a cutting board.

  1. Place a few lettuce leaves at a time in your vegetable chopper and press down.
  2. Next, place the deli meat in the vegetable chopper.
  3. Add the sliced cheese to the vegetable chopper.
  4. Finish by chopping the vegetables you want like tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper… All of the vegetables should be sliced before adding them to the vegetable chopper.
  5. Remove the chopper attachment, pour in your condiments, and stir the salad using a fork to evenly mix the salad with the condiments. Eat the salad in the box or pour it into a salad bowl.

Sub in a Tub Recipes

We have come up with every version of the sub in the tub recipe you can imagine, inspired by popular subs.

1. Turkey and Provolone Sub in a Tub

  • Sliced turkey breast: 6-8 slices
  • Provolone cheese: 2-3 slices
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions: To taste
  • Red wine vinegar and olive oil: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

2. Italian Sub in a Tub

  • Ham: 2-3 slices
  • Prosciuttini: 2-3 slices
  • Capocollo: 2-3 slices
  • Salami: 2-3 slices
  • Provolone cheese: 2-3 slices
  • Pepperoncini or banana peppers: To taste
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions: To taste
  • Green or black olives, pits removed: To taste
  • Red wine vinegar and olive oil: To taste
  • Dried oregano: Optional, to taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

3. Roast Beef and Swiss Sub in a Tub

  • Roast beef: 6-8 slices
  • Swiss cheese: 2-3 slices
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions: To taste
  • Mayonnaise: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

4. BLT Sub in a Tub

  • Bacon: 4-6 strips, crumbled
  • Lettuce: To taste
  • Tomatoes: To taste
  • Mayonnaise: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

5. Club Sub in a Tub

  • Turkey: 6-8 slices
  • Ham: 6-8 slices
  • Bacon: 2-4 strips, crumbled
  • Provolone cheese: 2-3 slices
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions: To taste
  • Mayonnaise: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

6. Tuna Sub in a Tub

  • Tuna: Prepared to your liking
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Pickles: To taste
  • Mayonnaise: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

7. Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly Cheese Steak in a Tub

  • Thinly sliced steak: As per your preference
  • Grilled onions and peppers: To taste
  • Sliced cheddar cheese: 2-3 slices
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions: To taste
  • Mayonnaise: To taste, optional
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

8. Grilled Veggie Sub in a Tub

  • Grilled bell peppers: To taste
  • Grilled red onions: To taste
  • Lettuce, Tomatoes: To taste
  • Provolone cheese: 1-2 slices
  • Balsamic vinaigrette: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

9. Chicken Caesar Sub in a Tub

  • Grilled chicken: 6-8 slices or strips
  • Romaine lettuce: To taste
  • Parmesan cheese: To taste
  • Caesar dressing: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

10. Mediterranean Chicken Sub in a Tub

  • Grilled chicken: 6-8 slices or strips
  • Kalamata olives: To taste
  • Cucumbers: To taste
  • Red onions: To taste
  • Feta cheese: To taste
  • Romaine lettuce: To taste
  • Tzatziki sauce or Greek dressing: To taste

11. Veggie Delight Sub in a Tub

  • Lettuce: To taste
  • Tomatoes: To taste
  • Cucumbers: To taste
  • Green peppers: To taste
  • Red onions: To taste
  • Black olives: To taste
  • Provolone cheese: 2-3 slices
  • Red wine vinegar and olive oil: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

12. Buffalo Chicken Sub in a Tub

  • Buffalo chicken strips (grilled or crispy): 6-8 pieces
  • Lettuce: To taste
  • Tomatoes: To taste
  • Red onions: To taste
  • Blue cheese or ranch dressing: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

13. Cranberry Turkey Sub in a Tub

  • Sliced turkey breast: 6-8 slices
  • Cranberry sauce: To taste
  • Lettuce: To taste
  • Tomatoes: To taste
  • Provolone cheese: 2-3 slices
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

14. BBQ Pork Sub in a Tub

  • BBQ pulled pork: To taste
  • Coleslaw: To taste
  • Pickles: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

15. Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Sub in a Tub

  • Grilled chicken: 6-8 slices or strips
  • Bacon: 2-4 strips, crumbled
  • Lettuce: To taste
  • Tomatoes: To taste
  • Red onions: To taste
  • Ranch dressing: To taste
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

Feel free to customize these “Sub in a Tub” recipes to your preferences, and enjoy the delicious flavors of Jersey Mike’s subs without the bread. Read about which condiments are gluten free.

The Tool You Need

There are a lot of vegetable choppers on the market and some are better than others. The most popular and easy-to-use vegetable chopper with a box attachment for making a sub in a tub is the Fullstar All-in-1 Veggie Chopper.

Yield: 1 serving

Sub in a Tub

An Italian chopped salad on a white plate.

A Sub in a Tub that is packed with all your favorite sub toppings, but without the bread. This Italian sub in a tub is filled with a variety of deli meats, vegetables, olives, and a simple Italian sub dressing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of ham
  • 3 slices of prosciuttini
  • 3 slices of capocollo
  • 3 slices of salami
  • 3 slices of provolone cheese
  • 1/8 cup pepperoncini or banana peppers
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce
  • 3 tomato slices
  • 1/4 of a red onion
  • 1/4 cup olives, pits removed (black or green)
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano, optional
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

Instructions

  1. Place a few lettuce leaves at a time in your vegetable chopper and press down.
  2. Next, place a few slices of deli meat at a time in the vegetable chopper.
  3. Add the sliced cheese to the vegetable chopper.
  4. Finish by chopping the vegetables you want like tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper... All of the vegetables should be sliced before adding them to the vegetable chopper.
  5. Remove the chopper attachment, pour in your condiments, and stir the salad using a fork to evenly mix the salad with the condiments. Eat the salad in the box or pour it into a salad bowl.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1162Total Fat: 83gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 49gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 4909mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 85g

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