Green Olive Salad

Ulivi cunzati

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

My mother Concetta made olives into this delicious salad. She even had a special smooth stone to crack them open; nothing else would do!


  • 1 pound whole green olives with pits
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 4 cl


Hit the olives one at a time with a stone or with meat pounder (batticarne) to crack them open. Without removing the pits, place them in a jar that will hold them all together with the sliced celery. Crush the garlic, remove the skin, and add to the jar. Add the oregano, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and vinegar. Cover the jar with a screw top, and turn a few times to mix everything. Thi