Saying that I like green olives is a bit of an understatement.
I looooooooooooooooove them.
In high school, one of my favorite lunches was scrambled eggs with sliced green olives.
My favorite pizza is cheese and lots of green olives.
A burger topped with sauteed green olives? Obviously my favorite.
So why hadn't I thought to use them in my chicken salad? Thankfully, I have now seen the light and my favorite chicken salad recipe wavers between curry chicken salad and this green olive chicken salad.
If you like the salty briny taste of green olives, you'll LOVE this chicken salad. I promise!
Green Olive Chicken Salad
2 cups roughly chopped or shredded cooked chicken
1 cup diced celery (3 stalks)
1 cup large green olives with pimento, sliced
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup light mayo
2 teaspoons green olive brine (from jar)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
fresh ground pepper, to taste
Combine mayo, light mayo, green olive brine, lemon juice, Dijon, and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk to mix together.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the chicken and celery. Stir in dressing until desired consistency (you may not need it all). Fold in sliced olives until well combined.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Source: Kalyn's Kitchen