Allah says in the Holy Qur’an • And a tree (olive) that springsforth fromMount Sinai, that grows oil, and (it is a) relish for the eaters.
Please find below a healing snack recipe from the Sufi Cook book, Olive Pate. This Pate is excellent as an afternoon snack or a mid morning snack with a . Olives make a great healthy snack. Olives contain a lot of vitamins and macro/micro elements which do wonders to our body. Try to incorporate this great recipe in your meal plan. This is a great spread for bread, crackers and so many other dishes!
Some ways to use Olive Pate:
- Spread on crackers, pita chips, crackers, or bread.
- Stuff portobello mushrooms with this amazing goodness.
- Mix it in with some pasta, polenta, or gnocchi.
- Enjoy with some fresh veggies- carrots, celery, etc.
- Mix this in with “tuna” or “chicken” salad sandwiches.
- Make a mixed plate of hummus, pita bread, falafel and olive pate.
- Add on a pizza in the place of sauce.
- Use as a sandwich spread. Add a dash of mayo to make it more creamy.
- Mix some in with baked spaghetti squash.
- Scoop a little on the top of a Greek salad.
This is a delicious way to use olives that are too soft to serve on their own.
½ cup capers
2 tbsp. onion
3 tbsp. olive oil
2+ tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. dried thyme
In separate bowls, soak the olives and capers in cold water for 15 minutes to remove excess salt, then drain and rinse well, pressing down on the capers to extract as much water and brine as possible. Remove the pits from the olives by smashing them with your thumb on a cutting board. Put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor, and puree until you have a fairly smooth paste. Makes about 1-½ cups, and keeps indefinitely in the refrigerator.
from Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook
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