- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Moderate
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Can be made ahead of time.
In a food processor, make a smooth paste of the olives, capers, garlic, and thyme if using dried. Add the olive oil while the machine is running. Season with pepper and add lemon juice and thyme if using fresh.
Spread on croutons, pungent olive paste sets off all kinds of foods—fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted peppers, grilled eggplant, and hard-cooked eggs. Olive paste keeps more or less indefinitely in the refrigerator.
Nutritional information is based on 12 servings, and using 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.