Mint, Green Olive and Celery Salsa

Mint, Green Olive and Celery Salsa

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min
  • Total: 17 min
  • Serving: 8 servings

Salsa doesn’t need to be confined to a dip bowl and served with tortilla chips. Spread this fresh and vibrant tapenade-like mixture onto chunks of fresh peasant bread, or spoon onto grilled fish or chicken.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 cup finely diced celery, 3 ribs
  • 1 cup finely chopped pitted green olives, 5 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Place the oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Remove the garlic from the pan, discard and allow the hot oil to cool to room temperature.
  2. Put the oil in a bowl with the celery, olives, capers and mint, and toss well to combine. Add a few pinches of fresh black pepper to taste and serve.


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