I created this yummy olive salad appetizer recipe just this week and it truly was tasty. I love the colourful salad it became with the addition of the red peppers and green chives. Food needs to have a range of colours to be tasty. Also. this is a healthy olive salad that is great as an appetizer or a side for your meal. It is even great for a party.
Olives are full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients as well as a number of flavonoid and phytonutrients. They are a very good source of copper, iron, dietary fiber, and vitamin E.
Red pepper is my favourite; I think that is because it is sweeter. Peppers have 2 times as much vitamin C as oranges; red and yellow peppers have 4 times as much.
Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer. If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily? Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing. Do not use for cooking. It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage. Olive oil has so many health benefits I include some every day when I eat my salad. Make sure you are using real olive oil. Have you heard of the olive oil fraud? Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.
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Celery is a negative calorie food, meaning it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains making it a very good food for weight loss. One stalk of celery has only a few calories because it is full of healthy cellulose. It is 95% water, very alkaline and filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well known but you would be surprised at its other amazing properties.
Olive Salad Appetizer
- 1/3 cup black olives
- 1/3 cup green olives
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
- 1 stalk celery
- 3/4 cup red pepper
- Handful chives
- Put the olives, lemon juice, olive oil, and Italian Seasoning in a bowl and mix together.Let it sit for at least 30 min.
- Chop the celery and red pepper.
- Finely chop the chives.
- Mix in the celery and red pepper.
- Sprinkle with chives.
- Now serve and enjoy your olive salad appetizer.
I hope you enjoyed my tasty Olive Salad Appetizer Recipe
Here are some more of my favorite Salad Recipes:
Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts is Very Tasty – This shiitake mushroom salad is extra delicious with the addition of walnuts. Yum!
Delicious Radish Quinoa Salad with Arugula – This colorful radish quinoa salad is a yummy and nourishing salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa. It is a whole meal in one bowl.
Delightfully Delicious Wild Rice Salad– This wild rice salad is delicious, nourishing and filling. It has tasty colourful vegetables in it to give the wild rice a good contrast and is a crunchy salad for lunch or dinner.
Also, make your own healthy salad dressings for your salads; don’t use those unhealthy ones you can buy.
Some of my favourite salad dressing recipes:
Light Lemon Olive Oil Salad Dressing – This light lemon olive oil salad dressing is a base recipe. What makes this light is the addition of water which also makes it more alkalizing and lower in calories. Also, it is sugar-free making this is a very healthy salad dressing.
Make Your Own Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salad Dressing – This is a simple salad dressing base recipe that you can make up different each time with a variety of herbs or types of salty flavors.
Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing – This ‘Avocado Tomato Salad Dressing’ is an easy way to jazz up any salad! This is a base recipe that you can alter with your choice of herbs or salty flavours. This is enough for three large salads.
Lemon-Mint Salad Dressing –This a delicious and refreshing mint salad dressing.
Delicious Tomato Salad Dressing – This tomato salad dressing is a very light dressing recipe and is excellent for those wanting a low-fat dressing. It is always good to make your own salad dressing so you can use a nutritious oil, not too much salt and no sugar. I have been making my own salad dressing for decades.
Balsamic Salad Dressing – For a change, I occasionally make this balsamic salad dressing. I still put lemon juice in it as I do not want too much of the acid vinegar which I just use to add flavour. I always get organic balsamic vinegar.
Creamy Tahini – Creamy dressings often are full of dairy but this vegan Creamy Tahini Salad Dressing recipe is delicious and super easy to make! This dressing is packed with protein from the nutritious tahini. It is for sure one of my favourite salad dressings.
Delicious Raspberry Dressing – Usually, this raspberry salad dressing is called a `vinaigrette’ but it does not have any vinegar in it. Vinegar is not an ingredient I use as it is so acidic and can be hard on the stomach. I use lemon juice which is healthier, alkaline-forming and is a nutrient-rich superfood. So I call it ‘Raspberry Salad Dressing’.
Vegan Yogurt Salad Dressing – This is a simple easy to make vegan yogurt salad dressing to make and always enjoyed whenever I serve it.
Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing – This salad dressing is full of 3 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging.
Warm Tahini Salad Dressing – Salads are not usually high on the menu in winter or cold seasons, but one way of making them easier to eat is to have a warm dressing on them.