• 2 cups green olives, pitted
  • 1 piece stale bread, such as white bread, crusts removed and torn into pieces
  • 4 to 5 sprigs thyme, leaves removed from the stem
  • Few pinches of red pepper flakes, more if you like
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Serves: enough to accompany about 4 steaks


Add the olives, bread, thyme, red pepper flakes, red onion, garlic and red wine vinegar to a food processor, and pulse to finely chop. With the food processor running, stream in the EVOO until the sauce is smooth.

Transfer to a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine.