What to make with leftover olives?

I had some olives and cherry tomatoes left over from a photo shoot and as I had little time for cooking I decided a quick pasta sauce was the order of the day.
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This sauce can be made from store cupboard staples but the addition of some fresh herbs and cherry tomatoes just freshens it a bit.

Heat a glug of olive oil and add a couple of chopped garlic cloves, heat gently to soften then throw in a tin of chopped tomatoes, some dried herbs, I chose thyme. Add some chopped pitted black olives, and a chopped chilli.

Add seasoning and some water if necessary and let it simmer for a few minutes while you cook your pasta. Then blitz with a hand blender, adjust the seasoning to taste, I added some lemon juice, a teaspoon of sugar and more black pepper. Then add some chopped cherry tomatoes and parsley or basil and warm through before stirring into the drained pasta.

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I had some sauce left over for the next day, it was very good over salmon with new potatoes and green beans.

 

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About eganj1

Obsession making artsm crafts, and all things creative
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