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Lucia’s Simple Tomato & Basil Olive Spread

Looking for a quick and easy spread that bursts with flavor? Look no further than Lucia’s Simple Tomato & Basil Olive Spread. This versatile spread can be used as a dip or spread and can even be mixed with pasta for added flavor. The combination of sun-dried tomatoes, fragrant basil, and briny olives creates a delectable taste and can be enjoyed as a healthy and flavorful snack.

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Lucia’s Simple Tomato & Basil Olive Spread

Course Topping, Veggies
Cuisine American, gluten free, Italian, Vegan, vegetarian
Keyword sun dried tomatoes, sun dried tomatos, toppings, vegan basil, vegan charcuterie, vegan olive and basil, vegan olive spread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20 Servings
Calories 32kcal
Author Lucia Tiffany MPH

Ingredients

  • 2 cups olives pitted, drained (black mixed with some green pimento stuffed or kalamata are good)
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • cup sun-dried tomatoes nothing added
  • ½ cup basil fresh, packed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil optional
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice approx. 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and chop until it’s a spread consistency with some texture. Sides can be scraped down if needed.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning. Add a pinch of salt if needed (will depend on types and amounts of olives). Feel free to experiment with more tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, or garlic, depending on which flavor you want to emphasize.
  • May be used immediately or chilled and stored in refrigerator for a week or so.
  • Makes a great dip, or sandwich spread.

Notes

*If using sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, start with a smaller amount and omit olive oil from recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tbs | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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