The deep, rich and sweet flavor of the roasted tomatoes against the salty olives and the fresh herbs make this a wonderfully versatile relish. Serve it over pasta, in your favorite sandwich or alongside grilled meats.
8 roasted plum tomatoes, skins removed
Red pepper flakes, a pinch
2 Tbsp chopped oregano
2 Tbsp chopped basil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar or lemon juice
1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1⁄2 cup Kalamata olives pitted and chopped
1⁄2 tsp salt
Cracked black pepper to taste
Roughly chop the tomatoes into a ½ inch dice and place them in a bowl. Add the red pepper flakes, oregano, basil and vinegar (or lemon juice) and stir to combine. Add the olive oil, olives, salt and black pepper.
Taste and adjust seasonings as you like.