“Easy olive and walnut spread”

As you know by now, I love parties and I love to be part of the fun. When I plan my dinners whether for 4 or for 40, I make sure that most of my foods can be prepared ahead of time to be baked, warmed or served as is on the day of the party. I try to pay attention to flavors, temperature, colors and textures.  Always remember the eyes eat before the mouth, so the food have to look good, smell good and tastes great.

Green Olive Tapenade

makes 3 cups

1 1/2  cups pitted green olives

1           cup walnuts

3           scallions, chopped

1            jalapeno, seeded and chopped

1           cup chopped parsley

1/2      cup lemon juice

4           tablespoon olive oil

-Place all ingredients in a food processor.  Using about 10 on/off turn, process until mixture is chopped finely but not pureed.

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