Combine all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Process until smooth and taste for seasoning. Place in a covered container in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. This spread is even better if you let it set 24 hours to let the flavors marry.
*Garlic takes on a whole new flavor (sweet and nut-like) when roasted. It has a multitude of uses, from spreading it on toasted bread or adding it to a sauce. To roast the garlic, cut off the top and rub with olive oil. Wrap it in aluminum foil and roast in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. The cloves will pop out and can be used right away; or you can put it in a sealed container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Spread Makes 3 cups