Recipe by Mel Savino
"My Italian husband adores this chicken salad with black olives. It's best made with plenty of fresh herbs! Fabulous served on a romaine lettuce bed with tomato wedges."
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minced fresh oregano
minced fresh basil
minced fresh rosemary
salt and cracked black pepper to taste
cooked boneless chicken breast halves, diced
1 (10 ounce) can
large pitted black olives, drained and sliced thin
I absolutely loved my own adapted version of "Savino's Herb and Olive Chicken Salad." I tripled the fresh herbs and onion because we like highly-seasoned food in our home. I also used freshly-ground 4-pepper blend. I used olives from the Italian delicatessen in my neighborhood, which happened to be packed with some sun-dried tomatoes and garlic-stuffed green olives, so I threw in some of those too. My own adapted version of this recipe looked really beautiful with flecks of red (sun-dried tomatoes), black (olives), and green (fresh herbs and garlic-stuffed green olives) against a pale beige background (chicken breast). My own version also reminded me of "pizza," most probably owing to the combination of black olives, garlic-stuffed green olives (my own addition), herbs, and sun-dried tomatoes (my own addition). I am delighted with this discovery since I have not had pizza in more than a decade due to food intolerances (grains and dairy). I will definitely make this again and again, and if I owned a restaurant, I would put this salad on the menu because it is so easy to prepare and very satisfying. Thank you Mel Savino for sharing your recipe. Thanks also to Christina for giving this recipe a face.
This was good, but it needed something more... I cut the recipe down and still used more herbs and onion than called for. This would've been nice w/ a splash of lemon juice added or a nice drizzle of evoo at the end, or both! All in all, it was good for something different. Thanks for sharing. :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Savino's Herb and Olive Chicken Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 411
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