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Old 11-13-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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Olive Salad

This is a recipe I got from my sister. I make it often and I am always asked for the recipe. People love it and it's a snap to make.

Serve it with wedges of pita.

Olive Salad
20 Oz Green salad olives w/ pimento (2 jars)
1 medium onion
1 C Chopped Parsley (200 ml)
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tb Lemon juice (15 ml)
2-3 Tb Tomato Paste (40 ml)


Rinse the olives under running water and drain.

Place all the ingredients except the olives in a food processor and blend to a fine texture.

Add the drained olives and pulse until the olives are in small pieces but not pureed.

The best flavor results from making this the day before serving.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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Sounds good Andy! I wonder how it would be with the blue cheese stuffed olives.......just a thought. I'm going to try this on the weekend. I love green olives!

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Old 11-13-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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Ok...This sounds good on pita bread wedges --- I'll try this!! --- Thanks Andy for sharing!!
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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Interesting that it has no oil in it.

Looks excellent. I love olives.

Thanks a lot!!!!
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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Interesting that it has no oil in it.

Looks excellent. I love olives.

Thanks a lot!!!!

I have thought of that as well. It's worth trying as a variation. It would smooth out the flavors a bit.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:14 PM   #6
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That looks good! Only a thought that no oil is added because olives already have their own oily natures.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:49 PM   #7
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that recipe sounds really good. i think i'm gonna try making it using different kinds of olives. black olives are my favorite.

and i'll bet it would make a great dip or cracker spread

thanks for the receipe.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:34 PM   #8
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This sounds really different and tasty. I plan on trying it this weekend. Thanks Andy.

I bet if you wanted some oil you could do like they do with hummas and pour a little olive oil over the top before serving.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:54 PM   #9
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I love olives almost as much as I love bacon.

I'm making this!

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:10 PM   #10
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I love olives almost as much as I love bacon.

I'm making this!

Lee
Don't gimme any ideas Lee.....
Do ya think I could sub pancetta for the bacon on the olive salad?
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