Black Olive Relish

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By David Tanis

Published 2013

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Use pitted Niçoise, Kalamata, or wrinkly oil-cured olives, or a combination. If making a coarse-chopped version, consider adding minced red onion and chopped fresh marjoram.


  • 1 cup pitted black olives (see headnote)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 anchovy fillets, r


Put the olives, garlic, anchovies (if using), and capers in a food processor and pulse for a minute or two, until you have a rough paste (or process longer for a smoother paste). Add the red pepper flakes (if using), red wine vinegar, and olive oil and pulse to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.