Dip - Olive Pesto ~ SF

This rich black olive pesto is perfect on bruschetta or tossed in fresh spaghetti.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4


2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
large bunch parsley
large bunch Basil
1 sprig Rosemary
4 sun-blushed tomatoes
150g pitted black olives
4 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1. Place the garlic, and herbs in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
2. Add the tomatoes, olives and Parmesan and pulse until coarsely chopped.
3. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and stir in the olive oil to make a thick paste.
4. Serve tossed with freshly cooked spaghetti, black pepper and extra Parmesan, or on bruschetta.

Quote of the day:

"Cooking is an art, but you eat it too.”
~Marcella Hazan


Intlxpatr said...

Do you also call this "tapenade?"

3abeer said...

well, the only thing missing is that there's no anchovies.. so it's close enough to a tapenade ;)