celery olive salad

mediterranean celery olive salad

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Celery Salad

This Mediterranean celery olive salad is so very different. Crunchy. Salty. Sweet. Yep, this Mediterranean Celery Olive Salad hits on all cylinders for flavor! Refreshing flavors!

You know what I love about food. Using ingredients in totally different ways to create spectacular new dishes. It’s kind of like dressing and style. You have clothes, shoes, accessories and when you combine them in different ways, you get an entirely new look. Of course, you can do things the same ol’ way, which sometimes works and is good, but, boy, do you miss out on a lot of fun in life!

Simple Celery Salad

Crunchy. Salty, And, then you bite into a spark of sweet. Your palate says, ‘Whooooaaaa Nelly! What’s happening here? I’m really loving this!’ That’s what this salad’s all about. Letting you explore beyond what’s know, what’s typical, what’s expected. That’s why bohemian bold fooding is all about. Traveling to the edge of the tastebuds and loving it! And, here’s yet another celery salad that you’re gonna love! And, that’s what makes this Mediterranean celery olive salad so simple, yet, utterly divine!

Celery and Olive Salad

Nothing makes food pop more than olives for me. Maybe it’s the saltiness. Yes, salt does bring out flavors. But the olives in this salad do more than add salt. The flavors of the celery and olive salad is exponentially enhanced simply by adding the olives. The sweet tastes a little more delightful. The watery of the celery is a tad bit brighter on the palate. And, it’s all because of the humble yet chic olive!

Best Summer Salads

Salads are fabulous year-round, but salads take on new flavor, taste and meaning during the Spring and Summer months when you can buy local and source your ingredients from farmers’ markets, roadside stands, your own garden and more. So if you’re looking for something that will move you from a boring predictable Summer salad to a Summer salad that will be perfect for BBQs, picnics, outdoor eating and more, then this simple celery and olive salad with all those flavors of the Mediterranean is your best bet!

xoxo ~peace & exploration~ ally

mediterranean celery olive salad

mediterranean celery olive salad

Yield: 6+ servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups celery, sliced
  • 1 cup olives, sliced/chopped (pimentos included), drain juice
  • 1/3 cup black olives, minced into a fine mixture (I bought them in the can like this.)
  • 2 packed cups baby arugula, roughly chopped
  • ½ packed cup flat parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbl. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning (can substitute Greek)
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ cup Dole Sunshine dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, large juice and zest

Instructions

  • Combine in a large mixing bowl all of the ingredients except the olive oil and lemon juice zest. Toss and blend well all these ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and zest and whisk together well. Drizzle on the celery mixture. Toss and blend well. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
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