Build a Better Salad with Olives and Olive Oil

As the seasons change, so do our appetites, and in the summertime, nothing hits the spot quite like a light and fresh salad.  From picnics in the park to family cookouts at home, there’s so much sunshine to celebrate! Why not add a twist to your classic summer salad with olives and olive oil?

This month Add Some Life asked six food bloggers to “Build a Better Salad with Olives and Olive Oil”. Add Some Life strives to inspire you about the taste, versatility, benefits and importance of making olives and olive oil staples in your daily life. For information on Add Some Life, and all that olives and olive oil have to offer your health and taste buds, visit them on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Heather from Farm Girl Gourmet pulls together a bouquet of flavors, textures and hues for her Butterhead Salad with Olives, Spring Peas and Roasted Beets.

Butterhead Salad with Olives, Spring Peas and Roasted Beets

Butterhead Salad with Olives, Spring Peas and Roasted Beets

Ricki from Diet, Dessert N Dogs finds all kinds of ways to use olives and olive oil in her Summery Quinoa-Olive Salad with Black Olive Shortbread.

Summery Quinoa-Olive Salad with Black Olive Shortbread

Summery Quinoa-Olive Salad with Black Olive Shortbread

Liren from Kitchen Confidante shares her Olive Couscous Salad and dreams of a day when olive trees fill her yard.

Olive Couscous Salad

Olive Couscous Salad

Cory from Zesty Cook offers a simple, yet flavorful Stacked Olive Caprese Salad that can double as an appetizer or side dish to pasta.

Stacked Olive Caprese Salad

Stacked Olive Caprese Salad

Tessa from Handle the Heat celebrates salty, sweet, fruity and sour with her Mediterranean Salad with Quinoa.

Mediterranean Salad with Quinoa

Mediterranean Salad with Quinoa

Chrystal and Amir from Duo Dishes toss some fresh mussels, clams and calamari with olives and olive oil to create this wonderful Seafood Italian Salad.

Seafood Italian Salad

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