This olive and leek salad provides that perfect, special burst of flavor to your Yom Tov table.

Olive SaladJust about every Friday, Yussi Weisz of Snaps in Lakewood shares some of his Shabbos food prep in his “L’kovod Shabbos Kodesh” series. Each dish he makes is with that intention. Last week, I watched him dicing up some leeks for this salad and thought it would be a great way to incorporate that “siman” in the Rosh Hashana seudah.

Olive Salad I asked him to share the recipe and he graciously agreed – with the stipulation that I make sure it’s “l’kovod Shabbos kodesh.” Well, I’m adding that it’s also l’kovod Yom Tov!


Olive Salad
  • 1 leek
  • 3 jalapeños and another ½ jalapeno
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Jar or can of your favorite olives
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch cumin
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper, optional
  1. Mini dice the leek, 3 jalapenos, and garlic.
  2. Sauté in olive oil for 4-5 minutes. Let cool and add olives.
  3. Add ½ tsp smoked paprika, 2 pinches cumin, pinch black pepper and mix well.
  4. Mini dice additional half jalapeno and add raw for crunch. Optionally, add some crushed red pepper for heat.


Olive Salad


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