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Maltese Arjoli Dip

Arjoli is a rich herby savoury dip, traditionally served with snails. Although, it can be enjoyed just with bread or fresh veggies. 
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: European, Maltese, Mediterranean
Keyword: Aljoli, Arjoli, dip


  • 150 g galletti (water biscuits) or day old bread
  • 1 white onion small
  • 4 garlic cloves or more
  • 8 large green olives
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 80 g tomato paste
  • 30 ml white vinegar or water
  • 120 ml olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mint
  • 1/2 cup parlsey
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Crush the galletti or the bread in a food processor to make breadcrumbs. Mix in the vinegar (or water) and let them sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • In a food processor add all the other ingredients except the olive oil. Pulse until everything is finely chopped and almost paste like.
  • Add the soaked galletti or bread together with the olive oil to the mixture. Blend together until a paste forms. Add more oil if the consistency is too thick.
  • Serve with more galletti or bread on the side, fresh vegetables and snails.