Yesterday was a lazy day for DD and I, but I still needed to get supper on the table. I looked through my cabinets and decided to make a black olive pesto/tapenade to serve on pasta.
Black Olive Pesto
1 large can black olives, drained
1 small can sliced mushrooms
2 garlic cloves
1 handful of fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
olive oil, enough to get right consistency
Add all ingredients, except oil, to the food processor bowl. Pulse until you reach a fine consistency. Add olive oil until it reaches a paste consistency. Heat in a large pan until hot, then add your al dente pasta. Mix well and serve.
This was a hit with my family and super easy to put together. Enjoy!