Toasted baguette slices served with olive spread.

 Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • Black olives sliced- 1 bottle
  • Green olives sliced- 1 bottle
  • French bread 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil- 4 tablespoons
  • Prunes roughly chopped- 10-12
  • Pickled jalapenos sliced- 2
  • Onions chopped- 2 medium
  • Balsamic vinegar- 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic- 5-6 cloves
  • Hung yogurt- 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh parsley – a few sprigs

Method

Step 1


Heat 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil in a non stick pan. Drain black and green olives and place them in a bowl. Add prunes and pickled jalapenos and mix.

Step 2


Add onions to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes. Put the olive-prune mixture into a mixer jar. Add balsamic vinegar and grind. Add ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil and continue to grind to a coarse mixture.

Step 3


Crush garlic cloves and add to the onions and saute till golden. Switch off heat and add ground olive-prune mixture and mix well.

Step 4


Diagonally slice a baguette and toast in a non stick pan. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the bread and toast, turning sides, till both sides are a light golden.

Step 5


Place hung yogurt in a bowl, add 2 tbsps of the olive mixture, salt and mix well. Spread the olive-prune mixture on some of the toasts and the hung yogurt-olive-prune mixture over some others. Garnish them with small sprigs of parsley and serve.

(All information from Sanjeev Kapoor)

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