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Olive Butter

Recipe Information
finely chopped relish used as spread for sandwiches

Mel's Kitchen

Serves/Makes:1 pint

  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 clove garlic large (or 2 med)
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) pimento stuffed green olives
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) giardiniera (pickled mixed vegetables)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp (2 ml) dried oregano leaves
  • 1/8 tsp (1 ml) pepper
  • Whir anchovy, garlic and oil in food processor until well blended.
  • Place in a 1 quart (950 ml) glass bowl.
  • Process green and black olives until chopped very fine.
  • Process vegetables seperately until chopped very fine.
  • Add processed olives and vegetables to oil mixture.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours, stirring 2 or 3 times.
If you don't have a food processor this can be done by hand. This stuff keeps for several days in the fridge. My family loves it on sandwiches made with crusty french rolls, proscutti or ham, hard salami and provolone.