Spain is renown for its tapas. Tapas meaning ‘small Spanish savoury dish’, is typically served with drinks at a bar. When we visited Spain in 2019 we gorged on tapas and these spicy olives are just one of our favourites, and just one of the tapas recipes I will share with you.
I have hosted dinner parties where I have served tapas. These dinner parties were a hit. A taste of Spain was the theme and many dishes were served at the same time, allowing people to try lots of different tastes and textures. Tapas such as spicy olives, potato tortilla, meatballs, chorizo in wine, stuffed peppers, grilled eggplant, chickpeas and spinach create good variety and a balanced meal.
This recipe is simple, and easily dresses up ordinary olives making them a taste sensation!
1 – 2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 garlic cloves
2 teaspoon of chopped thyme
1 teaspoon of chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 – 2 chilli, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 cup of mixed olives
Heat oil in a small pan, then add the remaining ingredients and heat gently. Serve warm.
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