Since completely revamping my diet, I've learned a thing or two about a good salad. The first rule: salads are only boring and flavorless if you make them boring and flavorless. How do you liven up a boring salad? This kalamata olive dressing is an excellent way to add some excitement to an otherwise meh meal.
Kalamata olives have been my best friends this summer. Their bright, briney flavor adds a flair to almost anything! So of course, I've been enjoying kalamata olives as a snack, a topping, a mix-in, and now a dressing. Drizzle this blend of chopped olives, herbs and oil on salads, chicken, beef, roasted vegetables...there are endless possibilities!
When I'm not drenching this unblended-tapenade-style dressing on everything, the rest of life is still pretty exciting. I've got my last wedding of the season tomorrow. Once it's over, I get to put my bridesmaid duties aside until next year.
I saved up money to buy the most grown-up bedding I've ever slept in (eventually I'd like to buy true linens, but right now the price tag is simply too high while we're also saving for a house). When I bought the new bedding, I may or may not have selected colors based on how cool my cats look sleeping on them. Aesthetics, yo.
It's taken until September for the man spouse and I to finally take our oldest cat, Loki, on outdoor adventures. I was inspired by a couple famous Insta-cats. Loki used to roam my parent's neighborhood before I moved out (boy, that makes me sound young!), so I knew he'd enjoy the outdoor time. He loved it. Now we need to buy a better harness and leash for outdoor catventures throughout the fall.
As you can see, even though I'm still busy with an upcoming event (still stressed!), I'm finding time to live life. If living life means buying new bedding, spoiling my cats, and making another batch of this kalamata olive dressing. What can I say? I'm a life-liver.Print
Kalamata Olive Dressing
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4+ servings 1x
- Category: Dressing
- ¼ cup minced kalamata olives
- ¼ cup minced black olives
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
- Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl or jar and mix with a fork. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. Will last up to 2 weeks.
Keywords: Kalamata olive dressing
Socorro Vallejo says
I loved this recipe. I made it and used it as dressing on salad made with kale, lettuce, celery, bell pepper, avocado and little tomatoes. I found it delicious and couldn’t wait to make it for my 24 year grandson who is a salad lover. He said that the dressing was the best dressing he ever had. I’m getting ready to prepare it for my daughter’s 50th birthday party. I know it’s going to be a big hit. By the way, my husband is not to crazy about salads. Now, with this dressing he loves the salad.
I'm happy to hear that, Socorro! It definitely adds a LOT of flavor to salads. 🙂