The team at California Olives contacted us and asked if we'd like to share a lunch, showing how olives can be a great part of the meal. They sent us an awesome kit with olives, a fancy can opener, cutting board, pizza cutter, fruit/veggie cutters, a Laptop Lunch kit, and a gift card to facilitate making a fun lunch, including California Olives.
They also sent us some great recipes and a few fun facts. Did you know that since California Ripe Olives are fruits, they have no cholesterol. And each large olive has only 7 calories. That’s a lot of flavor per calorie!
So what did we make? With a little help from Miss Faith, we had pitas stuffed with salsa chicken and topped with sour cream and olives, along with strawberries, mini oranges, carrots & ranch, a fig bar and a couple of vanilla crisps.
For the salsa chicken, place a few chicken breasts in the crockpot. Combine 1 cup salsa, 1 packet taco seasoning, and 1 can cream of chicken soup, then pour over the chicken. Cook of low all day. Before serving, add a half cup of sour cream and cook a little bit longer. Shred the chicken and serve in tacos, burritos, over rice, etc.
For the leftovers, we warmed a pita slightly, then sliced it in half and stuffed it with the chicken. We add a dollop of sour cream and several sliced olives on top . The verdict from Faith? Sooooooo good!
Now that giveaway I mentioned. California Olives is sending one reader a prize pack similar to the one we got, including California Olives and a Laptop Lunch! To enter, leave me a comment telling me:
What is your favorite way to include olives in lunch or dinner?
Make sure I have a way to contact you to, please, either an email or your profile. The contest is open till next Friday, September 7th, and I'll use Random.Org to draw a winner! :)