LET’S GET READY FOR MARDI GRAS

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Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 25, 2020, I am counting down the minutes and pulling out my favorite purple, green, and gold clothes.  After I get dressed, I am going to prepare and eat my sandwich!

OLIVE SALAD

Here is a picture of a muffuletta sandwich.  I am giving you the recipe for the olive salad.  The olive salad is what makes the sandwich.  The meat and cheese are always the same, (Genoa salami, cooked ham, mortadella cheese, mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese), the salad will take your sandwich to the top of deliciousness!

1 1/4 cups pimento-stuffed green olived, drained and crushed, 1/2 cup kalamata olives, drained and crushed,  3 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 cup pickled cauliflower florets, drained and minced, 2 tablespoons capered, drained, 1 1/4 tablespoons celery finely chopped, 1 tablespoon carrot, finely chopped, 3/4 cup pepperoncini, drained, minced, 1/4 cup cocktail onions, chopped, 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped, 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon giardiniera mix, 1/4 cup wine vinegar, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoon garlic oil.  Make sure you drain all the brine. Get out a bowl, add everything into the bowl, mix well.  Pour into a glass container and refrigerate until you are ready to assemble your sandwich.

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