3 cups (20 ounces) pitted good quality green olives
4 peeled cloves garlic
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (if the olives are packed in olive oil, then use the oil from the jar)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Puree all of the ingredients in a food processor; season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a jar and pour 1/4-inch of olive oil over the top to preserve; refrigerate for 2 weeks or freeze for longer.