I am so excited to share with you this Marinated Olive and Grape Tomato Salad, and excited that Mezzetta is sponsoring today’s post! If you are looking for a new recipe to use your delicious olives in during the holidays, this is one you will not forget. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it can marinate for a few hours, or even up to a few days. You will love the flavors in this salad, and I can’t wait to share all of the deliciousness of this holiday recipe with you.
I love to eat olives if I am having a glass of red wine, and I love that fact that Mezzetta is a fourth generation family owned business and it’s production facilities are in Napa Valley. If you have ever grabbed a jar of olives, chances are you picked up Mezzetta olives.
There are so many different holiday recipes that you can use with olives, but this is by far one of my favorites. It’s a tangy and flavor filled salad that will have your taste buds roaring for more!
To get started, you will need to have a few items on hand:
- (2) 10oz. jars of Spanish Queen Mezzetta Olives
- 1 pint grape tomatoes (sliced in half)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 small red onion, sliced thin
- cracked black pepper
- parmesan cheese (shredded for serving)
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, olives, lemon juice, pepper, garlic, and onions in an air tight container. Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate overnight, or for at least 8 hours.
Marinated Olive and Grape Tomato Salad
Before serving, top with shredded parmesan cheese and serve.
This is such an easy salad, and perfect for a dinner party appetizer during the holidays. It’s definitely a way to wake up the palate, and I love a good holiday recipe! In fact, my mouth is watering just thinking of this amazing dish. I can’t wait to serve it again this year.
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Do you have any favorite holiday recipes that use olives? Make sure to share you memories and favorite holiday recipe with Mezzetta.