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Puttanesca Salad with Kalamata Olives

If you like the iconic Neapolitan spaghetti alla puttanesca, you’re going to love this Puttanesca Salad with Kalamata Olives! A fresh and healthy take on the classic pasta dish. The tomato-heavy salad is dotted with our Kalamata Olives, chickpeas, parsley, parmesan, and anchovies. The salad dressing is a zesty combination of our Red Pepper Olive Oil, capers, garlic, Kalamata olive juice, and our savory-spicy Big Sur Gourmet Cowboy Rub. Perfect dish for an entertaining or for fancier, Italian-themed, dinners at home.

Serves 4 


Salad Dressing: 

1 medium tomato, halved 

2 teaspoons capers 

2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 

1 tablespoons Gil’s Kalamata Olive juice 

1/2 tablespoon honey 

1/2 teaspoon Big Sur Cowboy Rub 

Pinch of black pepper 

1 medium tomato, cut into wedges 

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 

1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 

3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 

4-6 anchovy fillets 

2 tablespoons grated parmesan 


To make the salad dressing, grate the tomato into a large bowl, and discard the skin. Add the red pepper oil, capers, garlic, olive juice, balsamic, honey, and seasoning to the bowl with the grated tomato, and whisk to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Add the tomato wedges, cherry tomatoes, olives, and chickpeas to the bowl with the dressing, and gently stir to coat and combine. Transfer the salad to individual plates or a large platter and top with parsley, anchovies, and parmesan before serving. 

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