This was easy. Too easy.
I took a trip to the olive bar at Whole Foods. I picked out a variety of olives as well as artichokes and peppers.
Placed them in a little bowl.
I added garlic.
Chopped up some fresh basil from my garden.
Not thinking very well, I added cilantro from the farm share I’ve participated in this year. I thought I was adding parsley! :P No matter. It tasted great!
Now you see all the ingredients in a much-too-small bowl.
Tossed all ingredients into a food processor.
Give ‘er a whirl. And voila!
- 1 cup Kalmata, Niçiose, or any hard, salty european black and green olive mix, PITTED
- 1/2 pickled artichoke
- 1/2 roasted red pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4T chopped parsley or cilantro
- 4T chopped basil
- 1/4 cup olive oil (note: I did not add olive oil above since the olives I used were mixed with oil already)
NOTE: many of the ingredients above were purchased at an olive bar with the exception of the flat leaf and garlic
Add all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Serve with toast, crackers or french bread.