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Muffuletta Olive Salad Recipe

Muffuletta Olive Salad Recipe

This is my version of a famous New Orleans salad. Try it as a sandwich topping. Try it on toasted baguette slices. Or make it deluxe with diced ham and salami. — Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 cups green olives with pimientos, halved
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped giardiniera
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pickled beets
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, halved
  • 1/3 cup roasted sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers


  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least eight hours, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with toasted baguette slices. Yield: 16 servings (1/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 99 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 0g protein .

Reviews for Muffuletta Olive Salad

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gucci65 222063
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Very good. Omitting beets is a must. They throw off the texture in this recipe. Yes adding salami, ham, mortedella and cheese is a must."

debbieroppolo 220535
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"Good recipe. In our house we make it without the beets and capers, and add carrots for a touch of sweetness."

ahmom 139706
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"I served this again as a salad. I added cooked pasta, mozzarella cubes, salami, green peppers. Excellent!"

ahmom 200046
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"I didn't have the beets or the capers but used everything else in the recipe.

EXCELLENT!! I think this would be good with pasta and maybe cooked meat."

Darlene1679 199144
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"This very close to the New Orleans muffuletta olive salad, howerver; I recommend deleting the beets and using more olives; both black and green, but not all Greek olives (though I love them too), they are not traditional. This makes a really good sandwich and with a few alterations I will make it again and again. Also love it with ham, chicken and 'burgers."

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