I purchased some Black-Olive paste for the Stocking Swap with mama's kitchen (Hope)and of course had to get one for myself. This is a recipe I found and adapted that uses the wonderful paste. The original recipe was by Jimmy Bradley, co-owner of of Chelsea's wonderful Red Cat at The Mermaid Inn.
- In a small jar or container with lid, shake oil with the vinegar, olive paste, onion, basil and a pinch of salt and pepper until well blended.
- Halve the Hass avocado or quarter the Florida avocado and remove the pit and peels. Gently hold the avocados and thinly slice crosswise, keeping them whole (do not separate slices). Using a spatula, carefully place the avocado, cut side down, to a platter and gently press each of them to fan out the slices. Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon over the tops and drizzle the vinaigrette on top of the avocados and serve.
I absolutely adored this dish! I made my own black olive paste by processing some olives with a tsp of olive oil and used cilantro because it is my favorite herb. This was good! I really mean it was good...
Oh, was this delish!!!!!! I used cilantro in place of the basil to go with a Tex-Mex entree...I made the vinaigrette into a salsa topping, using ingredients in the recipe...YUMMMM!
I love avocado, I love balck olive paste, combineing the two just makes it extra special... its a beautiful mix of flavours and textures... thankyou