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Muffaletta Olive Salad; make double!

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Muffaletta Olive Salad

A simple to prepare “salad” that is complex in it’s flavour profile.  Salty, Tangy, Garlicky and fresh, this Muffaletta Olive Salad is a year round favourite with so many uses.   You may have heard it called tapenade, or olive spread, maybe Olive Relish?  I think it has almost as many names as there are ways to use this delicious, from scratch,  Olive Salad.

Delicious Dinner options

It is of course perfect for Muffaletta sandwiches, but once you’ve tasted it, you’re going to want it on everything!   Trust me, this recipe is so much more than just another condiment.  I highly recommend making a double batch.  Store the prepared Olive Salad in the refrigerator for up to 10 o be used in any of these tempting recipes.  And if you find yourself eating it right off the spoon, don’t worry, I won’t tell!


  • Muffaletta Sandwiches or sliders
  • Grilled Chicken & Olive Salad
  • Italian Antipasto Pasta Salad

Meal Prep friendly

You might be wondering why this is a Meal Prep recipe as is really a condiment and not a meal.  For me, having Fridge Staples on hand that make meal prep easier, healthier and tastier, count.   Prepping Olive Salad takes on a few minutes and requires ingredients I normally have on hand.

In fact, I often spend an hour every two weeks making an assortment of  Marinades, Sauces, Dressings and Seasoning Mixes  to make Meal Prep day quicker.

Having these Meal Prep fridge staples on hand, also means that if plans change, or life happens, I’ve got a selection of ready made quick meals I can choose from.

This keeps me on track, no eating out, no what’s for dinner struggles, the extra time on Meal Prep day is definitely worth it.

Muffaletta Olive Spread  (Master Recipe)

Use this Master Recipe to make:

Muffaletta Bread

Muffaletta Quesadillas

Stuffed Celery Snacks

Olive Spread Tortilla Roll Ups

Chopped black, kalamata and green olives in a garlic parsley dressing, stored in small glass mason jars.

Olive Salad

Fresh and Tangy olive salad, in a light garlic dressing. This is a Meal Prep fridge staple. Use on sandwiches, salads, pasta, chicken and fish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Cajun, Meal Prep
Servings 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup pitted green olives coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped


  • In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients until evenly combined.
  • Serve immediately or place in an airtight container and refrigerate up to one week.
  • Use as a sandwich condiment, over cooked chicken, in salads, or with cream cheese on toast.
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By on June 18th, 2019
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1 thought on “Muffaletta Olive Salad; make double!”

  1. 5 stars
    I had Muffalata for the first time when I was in New Orleans a few years ago … it was the first time I really enjoyed olives … this is the closest to that I’ve ever had!!! will definitely keep this on my entertaining list …xoxo


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