Jose and I were invited to a New Year’s party at a friend’s house. She asked me to make some appetizers and sweets. I decided to make hummus and cookies. Then I realized I had a whole jar of olives left over from a recent dinner party, so decided to make an olive dip too. My friend’s parents are in town for the holidays. They are from Bulgaria so I thought the Mediterranean appetizers would be a hit. I’m not sure what happened with the hummus, but it sucked. I was very disappointed. Fortunately, the olive dip was fabulous !
1 cup green olives, pitted
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup ground pine nuts
1 tbsp dried basil
1/4 cup vegan parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1. Place the olives in food processor and process for a few seconds, until they form a rough paste with some chunks of olive here and there. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients in food processor and process until creamy.
3. Combine the mixture and olives until you have a thick paste glistening with oil. Serve with toast or pita bread.
I will make this again in the future with black olives.