Spanish Olive and Molasses Spread

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by FLKeysJen

Similar to a tapenade, you can spread this on any fish fillet or chicken, wrap in a foil pouch, and grill. This green-and-red flecked spread looks particularly pretty over a pink salmon fillet. It can also be used as a snack spread on crispy flat bread or crackers. From the "Caribbean Light" cookbook.

Top Review by FolkDiva

I made as a spread and served with crispy garlic rounds. The texture and color makes for a very pretty presentation and the flavor of the molasses was not at all overpowering as I had suspected it might be. Mine was very salty (I suppose due to the stuffed olives as no salt was added to the recipe)....if you are a huge fan of green olives (and garlic), this may be right up your ally! For me, I think it may fare better as a 'rub', as indicated, for chicken or fish. If I get the opportunity to try it that way with my leftovers, I will edit my review. As an appetizer spread, it's not one that I will make again, but I'm glad I gave it a try! Thank you for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup pimento-stuffed green olives (Spanish)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • black pepper, freshly ground to taste


  1. In a blender or food processor, process the olives, bread crumbs, capers and garlic on low speed until pulverized into a mixture that loosely holds together. Do not puree.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, and stir in the molasses and pepper.

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