ZWT7, Italy. Marinated to piquant perfection, these olives are far from ordinary. To fully develop the flavor of garlic in the recipe, it is best to allow the olives to marinate for at least several days before serving.
Olives spiced with chillies make a delicious mezze dish in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan & Turkey. They are often served with cubes of firm salted white cheese that is either drizzled with olive oil or fried such as, Recipe #120978. Haloom cheese is particularly good for this. From http://www.spain-recipes.com.
I got this recipe from a co-worker who always brought it to meetings. It is so easy and addicting! I usually make it with fat free sour cream, low fat cream cheese, and turkey pepperoni, and most people like it better than the full fat version. Note: the amount of pepperoni used is an estimate--use more or less depending on personal preference
We had this at Brennan's Wine Bar in St. Louis on Saturday night and loved it. Very simple, but I would have never thought to throw this together myself. It's sweet, savory, creamy and crunchy.. .we devoured it in no time flat!
From www.TopSecretRecipes.com This is a favorite with Italian-style grub.The recipe comes from Carrabba's Restaurant. They serve the spices on a small plate and the waiter adds olive oil, then you are set to dip your bread. YUM YUM! TIP: Chop all spices in small chopper and store them in a small container in the refrigerator, since a little goes a long way -- that way you can have it anytime.
Middle Eastern style spread for Pita bread. This recipe is very tasty and easy to make. This is a very popular dish in this region. The base is usually Chickpeas and Tahini, but the flavor added to the base vary widely from one chef to the next. Tahini is a sesame paste, you can usually find it in the Mediterranean section of your grocery store.