New Orleans Muffaletta Salad for Mardi Gras

March 4, 2014

It's Fat Tuesday and we're celebrating the flavors of The Big Easy with an array of delicious dishes like this Muffaletta Salad (see more Mardi Gras recipes here)! It's wonderful as a sandwich topping or spooned over toasted baguette slices. Or, make it more deluxe and add chopped ham and salami.

Muffaletta Salad
From Taste of Home
Make 16 1/4-cup 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

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.