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Green Olive Chimichurri Sauce


  • 2 cups green olives, pitted

  • 1 piece stale bread, such as white bread

  • 4-5 sprigs thyme, leaves removed from the stem

  • A 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


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.