Olives and olive oil add a whole new taste dimension to your basic salad, not to mention the bonus of heart-health benefits they provide. Refreshing salads can answer cravings for fresh and more nutritious meals in the spring and summer.
The International Olive Council’s Add Some Life strives to inspire us about the taste, versatility, benefits and importance of making olives and olive oil staples in our daily life. They encourage the use of all types of olives and olive oil to help us be inspired to build a better salad and see how these products can add life through flavor and health benefits. Add Some Life suggests a few salad recipes to spark our imagination. Here are some of their suggested recipes:
- Citrus Salad Veronique
- Fresh Salmon Salad
- Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes with Roasted Eggplant and Feta
Here is one of my salad recipes for Broccoli Slaw that includes heart-healthy olive oil.
Recipe: Broccoli Slaw
- 1 pkg. of Broccoli Slaw (like Mann’s)
- 2 pkgs. of Ramen Noodle Soup (Chicken Flavor) broken into pieces (save seasoning packets for dressing)
- 1 bunch chopped green onions (scallions)
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light olive oil
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- Seasoning packets from noodles
- Mix the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix the dressing ingredients and add to slaw: toss.
- Marinate at least 1 hour.
I like a little less sugar and use 1/4 cup.
About Add Some Life
The Add Some Life campaign strives to inspire you about the taste, versatility, benefits and importance of making olives and olive oil staples in your daily life. Whether it’s with our families, our careers, or the food we put on the table, we all strive to find things that can add more “life” to our experiences. Olives and olive oil are the perfect way to do just that. They add flavor. They add health benefits. And they add a sense of excitement to everyday life.
About the International Olive Council
The International Olive Council is the world’s only international intergovernmental organization in the field of olive oil and table olives. Formerly known as the International Olive Oil Council (IOOC) until 2006, the IOC promotes the trade, consumption and international cooperation in the field of olive oil and table olives. It translates this commitment into tangible advancement for its member countries and, most importantly, for the people who earn their livelihood from the production of the olive tree.
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