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Chopped Olive Spread

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Submitted By: Isaac Owsley
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Serves: 6 – 8
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 0 minutes

This is probably one of my favorite recipes to make, because it is so versatile to use. It is a mixture of several different varieties of olive, as well as extra virgin olive oil, garlic and oregano. When I make a batch of this for friends and family it always finds its way into spaghetti sauce, sandwiches and even simply as a snack on toasted baguette slices. Try it instead of mayonnaise on your next pastrami or turkey sandwich and you will be hooked.

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 cup jumbo pitted black olives
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1/2 cups Greek style pitted green olives
1/2 cup garlic stuffed green olives
1/2 cup manzanilla green olives with pimientos
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup Extra Virgin olive oil

To prepare:

Combine olives and garlic in a food processor and pulse-chop until mixed but still coarsely chopped. Slowly add in the olive oil until mixed in. place in airtight containers with a thin film of olive oil over the top of the spread. Serve as a vegetarian spread or as a healthy substitute for mayonnaise