Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Use an assortment of your favorite olives in this dish. Served warm with thick slices of bread for dipping into the savory sauce, this becomes a hearty appetizer or side dish-almost a meal in itself!
- 2 cups assorted green olives in brine or 2 cups black olives
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 -5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 2 teaspoons crushed fennel seeds
- 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes or 2 cups canned tomatoes, drained
- 4 -6 minced sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1⁄4 cup red wine (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Rinse the olives and set them aside.
- In a nonreactive skillet or saucepan, warm the oil and garlic on medium heat.
- When the garlic begins to sizzle, add the olives, fennel seeds, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, and the red wine, if using.
- Cover and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, add the parsley, and serve warm.
So much great flavor in this recipe. I used equal portions green and black olives, the red wine but no anchovies and I served it over pasta. I think this would be wonderful with all the liquid cooked out then served as a chunky spread over warm crusty bread. Thanks for posting!
i went to a olive bar at a local supermarket and went nuts!!! this is such a great pasta sauce wow. we all loved it and i did what chia suggested, i added the anchovies and yum yum. it was so good over pasta
i was fortunate enough to have an abundance of stuffed olives, i was in south philly , di bruno bros, need i say more? chesse, almond, gouda stuffed green olives is what i chose to use . i did serve it over pasta and i took the liberty of sauteeing 6 anchovies rolled with capers with the garlic, it melted into the flavor, and the olives were even more delicious.