A Mediterranean Plate


Olives, Pita, Tomatoes, and Tahini

Even when there is no time — or inclination — to cook, there’s still time to enjoy a plate of something delicious.

Tahini seasoned to taste with lemon juice and a bit of kosher salt, topped with pine nuts, feta, and parsley; olives; home-grown tomatoes; and fresh pita — picked up at a local Mediterranean grocer.  It doesn’t get any easier than that, folks.  You don’t even need a recipe.  This right here is fast food perfection.

If you’re interested in making your own, try our recipe for Hummus with Kalamata Olives.

A note about olives:  these particular olives do not come from a can or jar.  Canned olives are ripened artificially with lye.    There is a level of olive far superior to that which is found in your grocer’s aisle.

The “real” olives, the ones we really enjoy, are ripened naturally and found not in cans but in a variety of olive bars.  Here locally, we have a couple stores that sell the good olives.  The offerings of Pitaland are among my favorite.  In fact, this is were we (and many of the area stores) stock up on fresh pita as well.  So, I encourage you to ditch the cans and jars and instead find your nearest olive bar.


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