Green-Olive and Bean Pate

This is a hearty, tasty dip or bread-spread or can be put on pasta or raw veg.

Put in the blender:

6 or 7 large green olives, pits removed

3 cloves garlic, peeled

1 can organic salad beans, rinsed

about 1/3-1/2 cup tahini

sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

the juice of 1 lemon

a handful of fresh parsley and tarragon

more organic olive oil than you think wise

Blend on “Puree.” When it is smooth enough to suit you, scoop out into a nice pottery dish and strew with good-quality paprika. Chill before serving.