Olive Lover's Salad Recipe
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Olive Lover's Salad Recipe

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Mom concocted this creative salad with a few simple ingredients. Chopped olives, celery and garlic are drizzled with oil, tossed and chilled for a cool and refreshing side dish that's perfect with any warm meal. -Gina Mueller, Converse, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained and chopped
  • 1 jar (5-3/4 ounces) pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 101 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 616mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the olives, celery and garlic. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Olive Lover's Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p35

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llhrrheph User ID: 7313864 74882
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"I love olives and found this salad amazing. It was a great hit. It also gives a change to the summer picnic table."

mrsoak User ID: 1995667 28680
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"I made this salad for a buffet and everyone loved it. My Mom who loves green olives and my brother who loves black olives especially enjoyed it. Don't make too much, a little goes a long way."

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