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You won't be able to kiss anyone after indulging in this spread. It is soooo good that all thoughts of love will vanish and you may even become anti-social as you fight off all competition for the last bite. Specifically for those who love strong flavors. From Jan Roberts-Dominguez's The Onion Book (an Oregon author). I make mine with a bit less oil.
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup red onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup kalamata olive, pitted and coarsely chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds, lightly toasted
- 1 bunch grapes
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spread the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast until lightly brown - about 4 minutes.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, gently warm the olive oil with the onion, walnuts, olives and garlic.
- DO NOT bring oil to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and cool for a moment.
- Place the blue cheese in an attractive serving bowl (2 1/2 - 3 cups capacity).
- Pour the warm oil mixture over the cheese and stir gently.
- Add pepper to taste, then let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- Serve with toasted baguette rounds grapes.