Thursday, April 18, 2013

Olive-Walnut Relish

How can you not love any appetizer or meal that's quickly prepared?
Olive and Walnut Relish is a quick and versatile appetizer and has quickly
become one of my favorites since having it a local restaurant.

I use Mt. Athos green olives from Whole Food that have a little
mustard seed, herbs and crushed red pepper.  Any good quality pitted olive
will do just add a few shakes of oregano and crushed  red pepper to taste.

I used about two parts olives to one part walnuts.  

Chop both the olives and walnuts rather coarsely...

...and combine in a bowl.  I mix in a little extra virgin olive oil and
add a little lemon zest to brighten the whole thing up.

I served it atop fresh mozzarella and crostini but I think it would
also be nice as a condiment with something like grilled fish or chicken.
Wasn't that easy?


  1. This time nothing to say, it is perfect!

  2. Very easy. Looks good oh man of many talents.

  3. That looks very good. I love olives in anything. I've had things similar to this at restaurants but never thought to make it at home. I must!

  4. I would eat this for my dinner. What is there not to like....yum! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm going to pin this one for sure. I love green olives and walnuts are one of my favorite nuts.

  6. I wish I liked olives, but I don't. I like the idea of olives but not the reality. We used to live near a middle eastern store in Brooklyn that had huge barrels of olives, and it was such fun to look at them and think maybe one day I'll be sophisticated enough to like you.

  7. Gorgeous and yummy photos!! I am envious of your Whole Foods!! Would love to make this.
    Xo Terri

  8. Yum.
    Now what will I drink with it?

  9. Looks and sounds wonderful . . . Saved!

  10. Don't know what I like better -- the idea of the olive mix or the images!

  11. This looks like something that is right up my alley-yum.

    Hope all is well with you in your neighborhood this scary morning.

  12. Yes, indeed! Simple and wonderful with a good glass of wine and charcuterie ...

  13. I love olives, I love walnuts ... this looks positively delightful! Love your photos!!

  14. This post got lost in all the tragic events, but your photos are so beautiful I just have to let you know. Seriously Steve...your food styling is Gourmet magazine worthy.

  15. Yum...I'll say it again...wish we were neighbors.....