"I created this olive salad recipe after a vacation to New Orleans. Muffaletta sandwiches are fabulously addictive! Sometimes I will assemble the sandwiches and broil them open faced until the meat is crisped and the cheese melted and toasty. Enjoy!" — NanaBeth
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1 (6 ounce) can
black olives, drained
1 (5 ounce) jar
pitted green olives, rinsed and drained
1 (6.5 ounce) jar
marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
red onion, chopped
red wine vinegar
dried minced garlic
I found a great improvement in the taste by using the kalamata olives in place of the black olives (Mezzetta brand has a pitted version so you don't have to deal with pitting them; I'm sure there are others). I also used marinated veggies (bottled giardiniera) in place of artichoke hearts, personal preference. I had to look up a muffaletta sandwich online to complete this sandwich. The basic version contains lettuce and tomato, ham and salami, provolone and of course this olive salad. It's fabulous!
I guess I'm going against the flow here but something was just too overpowering in this. I think maybe it was the oregano, so I'll try it again with less. On a positive note, I took this to our Thanksgiving dinner and my sister thought it was really good.
Thank you for submitting this recipe! I've been a lover of olive salad for years and never thought i could make it taste right at home, but it's just like at the restaurant! I halved the oil and vinegar and its perfect for me. Thanks again!
Excellent salad, especially for one of my favorite sandwiches! I used half kalamata and half black olives in addition to the green olives. I also added some chopped roasted sweet red pepper for color and flavor, and fresh pressed garlic instead of the dried. I've been looking for something like this ever since my friend brought home a jarred olive salad she bought in New Orleans, and this is even better! Thanks!
Fantastic! I've been looking for a good olive salad recipe ever since we discovered muffalettas in N'Awlins four years ago ~ this is the closest I've tasted. It's great in almost any meat or meat and cheese sandwich ~ thanks!
Delicious! I didn't end up using as much vinegar and olve oil, but we loved it. I also baked 1 cup of it into the Mediterranean Black Olive bread recipe from this site, and it was heavenly.
We use this as the base on our Greek inspired pizza. Wonderful!
This is more delicious if you let it sit overnight in the fridge, so the flavors can blend. Don't cut the oil in half!, per other reviewers, unless you're using this as a dip for crackers...the flavored oil soaks into the bread and helps to flavor the whole sandwich. Really good with mortadella ham, dry salami, and even turkey, and provolone cheese. I used emeril's muffaletta recipe for the meats, and I like to serve this at DH's poker games; never any leftovers!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Olive Salad for Muffalettas
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 174
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