Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Brother Bo's (in) famous olive sandwiches. I would NEVER eat these when I was a child. What little girl would eat something called bug sandwiches? In my old age I've since come to love and appreciate these sandwiches. Bo says for a nice presentation, cut off the bread crusts. Traditionally served with a glass of previously-frozen milk. Psst-I have a little secret. Don't tell Bo, but sometimes I sneak a few thin slices of red onion in my sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small bowl combine the black olives and mayo.
  2. Bo says to add mayonnaise to desired consistency, either a dry mixture or creamier; your choice.
  3. Spread equal amounts of the olive mixture onto the bread slices. Add lettuce leaves if desired. Season with black pepper.
  4. Cut sandwiches in half.
  5. Ideal for picnics, a quick snack and to annoy your little baby sister.
Most Helpful

Now we're talking. This is the epitome of sandwiches, and one should take their time to devour as such. Very easy to put together, but the bang for the buck is worth a million. I did follow our author's suggestion and use just the slightest bit of red onion (sliced very, very, thinly). Bravo for bug sandwiches! Pssst...the pepper is a must.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm April 10, 2011

For someone who doesn't like mayonnaise much,they were pretty good.I used romaine lettuce.Thanks for sharing.

littlemafia February 05, 2010

What a surprise to find this recipe here! We have been eating these (but called olive sandwiches - boring, I know), for at least 50 years. Have never bothered with black pepper or draining the olives. But just delicious - if you like olives.

mianbao September 15, 2009