GREEK OLIVE SPREAD
(Alifi apo Elies)
This is the Greek version of tapenade. It makes for a wonderful snack, buffet dish or meze.
1 cup Krinos Pitted Kalamata Olives, rinsed and drained
1 anchovy fillet, soaked for 10 minutes in water and drained
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/4 cup Krinos Capers, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1-2 tablespoons ouzo (anise spirit)
1 teaspoon dried Krinos Oregano or Thyme
Place the olives, anchovy fillet, garlic, capers, orange zest and ouzo in the bowl of a food processor and pulse on and off for a few seconds to combine. Add the herbs and pulse for a few more seconds.
Remove to a bowl and serve at room temperature or chilled, either as a dip with raw vegetables or with toasted bread or pita wedges.
Yield: 6-8 servings