Thursday, 28 October 2010

olive toast

Black, green or both?
Most people I know think olives are pointless but you’ll always find them in my food cart/ cupboard. They’re quite moreish but who cares as they're a healthy snacking alternative anyway (the FSA says 30 olives may count as a portion of your 5-a-day!). I can finish a whole shop-bought jar in one sitting - two if I'm hungry, three if I'm starving. I prefer them plain or in brine but I don't mind them soaked in some herby/oil & garlic infusion either. Don’t really mind which colour but if I really githad to it’s got to be black ones over green, pitted over stuffed.

I put olives on pretty much everything, even if it doesn't fit - salads, curries, hotpot, pasta etc. But I like olives best on pizza and toast. Ever had olive on toast? It's absolutely delicious and very easy to make.

All you have to do is:
  • Put some bread on the toaster for about two minutes.
  • Chop some olives while waiting and put the grill on, 200 °C.
  • Grate some mozzarella whilst you're at it.
  • When bread's toasted slather it with some tomato sauce, sprinkle the cheese and mixed herbs then and add your chopped olives.
  • Bang in the grill for about two to three minutes, just enough for the cheese to melt.
It's a good easy brunch or midnight snack. You should try it, saves you on pizza delivery too.

Come on. You've got to admit it looks absolutely yum.


  1. Looks good! I also prefer black to green, pitted to stuffed.

  2. Hey Aldo! It's good, easy and cheap! and vegetarian friendly ;)

  3. It does! Will try it this week. I made a paste out of stewed tomatoes and a couple of cheeses so I'll use that as my base. And I have olives in my fridge too!

    By the way, why did you move to Blogspot?

  4. Nice! don't forget to take a picture! =)

    Three things:
    - Blogspot is so much easier to use than Wordpress I find.
    - Trying to minimise my online footprint by keeping most relevant blogs on Blogspot
    - AdSense! =)

  5. Yay for Adsense!
    And yep, I posted a food entry inspired by your olive toast!