If you haven’t been to New Orleans (yet), the muffuletta sandwich may just be the best sandwich you’ve never had. This salad is inspired by the ingredients that make muffulettas so wonderful, refreshing, and so so good.
You’ll need to marinate the ingredients in this recipe for about a week in this make ahead olive salad, but believe me, the flavor is worth the wait!
Enjoy! (And congratulations to the Saints for winning the Super Bowl!)
1 1/2 Cups Green Olives, Pitted
1/2 Cup Calamatta Olives (or Black) Pitted
1 Cup Gardiniera (Pickled Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery, Pepperoncini)
1 Tbsp. Capers
3 each Fresh Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/8 Cup Celery, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. Italian Parsley, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. Fresh Oregano (When I have it in my garden) or 2 tsp. dried
1 tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
3 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 Cup Roasted red peppers (Recipe follows)
1 Tbsp. Green Onions, thinly sliced
Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground pepper To Taste (salt may not be necessary)
How to Make a Muffuletta Olive Salad.
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(Photo Credit: A Gaggle of Olives is courtesy of the Darwin Bell on Flickr.)