Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from What's Cooking America.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor(or blender), place olives, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, and pepper. Blend until a little chunky.
  2. Cover and refrigerate to allow flavors to blend for several hours.
  3. Return mixture to food processor and add red pepper flakes, basil, and capers; blend until mixture is smooth and spreadable. Season with more salt to taste if desired.
  4. Refrigerate until serving(can be prepared 4 days ahead).
  5. Serve at room temperature with Italian bread, crackers, pita toasts, etc. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Delicious! I loved the combo of was very reminiscent of my favorite muffaletta sandwich. The red pepper added just the right amount of bite. The only change I made was to add about a TB of chopped roasted red bell pepper for a bit of visual interest. (I don't think I could really taste it). I served with pita crisps. Garlicky goodness!

appleydapply March 02, 2009

I've been wanting to makes this recipe for sometime now, and now I know why. It is fabulous. It doesn't look the prettiest, but the taste is amazing. Thanks for posting.

mommymakeit4u October 05, 2010

A little hot, spicy and salty, this spread went great atop some Ritz crackers for a snack! We loved this and will be having it again! Thanks!

LouLouIzSpoiled February 07, 2009

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