Black Olive Relish

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

  • About

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted black olives (see headnote)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed and roughly chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons capers, rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

    Method

    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.