For the love of..Black Olives

04 Jan

I hope all of you had as fantastic a holiday as I did. My severe lack of blogging has been due to being inundated with post-wedding parties for my cousin combined with huge amounts of family time over the christmas period and huge amounts of friend time over the new year period. It has been fantastic, and a great way to start the new year off!

In a bid to start the rest of the year off with a bang, I find myself having organised or committed to attending a number of parties, be it birthdays or barbeques or simple board game and Wii nights with friends or simple baking sessions. This tasty olive dip/pate/tepanade (whichever you wish to refer to it as) is an amazing way to start any evening…it was an absolute hit at my christmas parties!

Simple Olive Tepanade


1 tin (350g) pitted black olives, drained
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste

Simply blend this all in a food processor or use a hand blender like I do and serve. I actually serve this on toasted baguettes rubbed with olive oil and garlic, but it’s entirely up to you!

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Posted by on January 4, 2010 in Food, Recipes, Vegan


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