Muffuletta Olive Salad or Spread

Muffuletta Olive Salad or Spread
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Recipe for Muffuletta Olive Salad or Spread. Although technically a salad, this recipe is usually served as a spread, as a basis for New Orleans' Muffuletta Sandwich.


  • 1/2 cup black brine cured olives, such as kalamatas
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery, with leaves
  • 1 cup Giardiniera (Italian pickled vegetables)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 3-4 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pit olives (if necessary) and combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process until mixed, but still somewhat chunky -- do not puree (see photo). For the best flavor, cover and refrigerate for a few hours before using.