This is an easy gourmet starter. I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. A fresh, rindless goat's cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of toasted baguette or crackers.
Works well and is a pleasant change from usual tapenades. Blended the mix slightly to give smoother texture. - 02 Oct 2008
Used different ingredients. I had coarsely broken the toasted walnuts and mixed them in. I used black olives, since I had an already opened can that I needed to finish using. - 07 Aug 2008
Something else. 2 points to make: take note that it should be left if possible OVERNIGHT to allow flavours to mature so give yourself that time. Also, not reading the recipe correctly I went ahead and pureed all the ingredients. Although it was a fantastic spread, next time I will remember to finely chop ingredients so it has a "chutney" consistency instead. - 07 Aug 2008