HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >

Discussion

HELP! Olive salad for muffaletta's anywhere in DC/VA/MD??

  • s
  • 6

I was just given a beautiful loaf of bread that would be perfect for a muffaletta. I can easily get the meat and cheeses down the street at Vace, but is there any chance of finding olive salad, like the kind central grocery makes in New Orleans?
I know you can mail-order the central grocery olive salad, but if at all possible I'd like to make this while the bread is fresh.
Any help appreciated!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Trader Joe's has a good olive salad I use for homemade muffs.

    1 Reply
    1. We stumbled into a new wine/gourmet store called The Wine Cabinet in North Point Plaza in Reston -- they have good supply of Louisiana foods (Zapps chips, etc.) and olive salad is among them.

      1. The Italian Store at the intersection of 29 and Spout Run has olive salad, but I've never tried it.

        In the past Costco has carried a very creditable olive salad that tastes authentic in home-made muffs.

        What I can't find is suitable bread.

        1. I was just pondering this problem and had decided to hit Whole Foods for a few roasted peppers and olives - the green olives stuffed with garlic the P Street branch has may be just the thing - then run them through the food processor. Not authentic, but easy and potentially pretty good. I figure to try it this weekend.

          1. I was just pondering this problem and had decided to hit Whole Foods for a few roasted peppers and olives - the green olives stuffed with garlic the P Street branch has may be just the thing - then run them through the food processor. Not authentic, but easy and potentially pretty good.