This topping complements numerous vegetables especially asparagus, courgettes, broccoli, beans, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 sundried tomatoes, drained, patted dry and chopped
4 each: pitted black and green olives, halved
1 char-grilled red pepper, drained and patted dry and sliced
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 shallots, diced
16 stalks asparagus or vegetables of your choice
Combine 1 tablespoon of the oil with the sundried tomatoes, olives, char-grilled red pepper, thyme and black pepper.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Sauté the shallots, until softened. Add the vegetables with a splash of wine or water, if needed. Sauté, until crisp-tender. Add the topping ingredients and warm through. Serves 4.