Olive Paste and Blue Cheese Canapi

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by James Dykstra

(Canapi De Pasta De Aceituna Negra Y Queso Cabrales)Note: This paste of black olives, garlic, and pine nuts is a lovely complement to a robust blue cheese, such as the outstanding Cabrales from Asturias in northern Spain. The black olives must be cured to give the proper flavor.

Top Review by Denise J

Tasted good, but so intense that I think they would be better on very small crackers instead of slices of bread. One was a bit too much for most people at our holiday party- but everyone said they tasted great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the olives, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil in the bowl of a processor and chop as finely as possible. [May be prepared ahead]
  2. Spread thinly on bread slices.
  3. Cover with blue cheese.
  4. Decorate with a piece of black olive.
  5. Makes 2 canapis per serving.

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