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Impress your guests with the vibrant flavors in this easy olive tapenade. You’ll love the combination of salty olives, capers, fresh herbs, and lemon to wake up your tastebuds. Enjoy as a spread, dip, or condiment…you will want it on everything!
Dips and appetizers are just what you need to start any party off right! If you want more ideas try this dip, or appetizers like these egg rolls, or my amazing cheesy bread. They will FLY off of your table!
Originating in France, olive tapenade is an impressive and versatile condiment. The unexpected combination of ingredients creates a salty and briny spread that will perk up your palate! You’ll love the texture of the olives, capers, and an anchovy filet. Then comes the bright and zesty flavors from the lemon and fresh herbs. Serve it as a spread for sandwiches, a dip for crackers or crostini, or garnish on just about anything! It’s also a great addition to any charcuterie board. It adds a bold and salty punch of flavor to any dish.
You will love the versatility of this olive tapenade recipe. It’s great to have a recipe that can be used in so many different ways. If you’re looking for more spreads that have many uses, I’m here to help! Try the best hummus recipe, this tzatziki sauce, or my tomato chutney.
These ingredients are easy to store and have on hand when you’re ready to make it. Feel free to use any combination of olives you would like. Black olives in this spread are also delicious, and sometimes I mix all three kinds of olives. That’s what I love about this recipe, it’s so adaptable. I also love experimenting with different herbs and olives.
Olive tapenade ingredients can be thrown together quickly and easily into the food processor to create the most delicious appetizer ever. It’s so simple because it only takes 5 minutes to prepare! Make this recipe ahead of time because the longer it sits, the better it tastes!
This olive tapenade recipe is easy to make and easy to adjust! Follow my tips below to help make this recipe a success. It’s extremely adaptable because you can make it just the way you like it!
The longer the ingredients sit together, the more the flavors will meld. You can prepare this tapenade several days in advance. Let it sit in the fridge to develop a deeper flavor before serving. You’re going to love having leftovers!
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Add all the ingredients to a food processor.
Pulse until it is the texture you’d like, scraping down the sides and bottom as needed. I made mine moderately chunky, but you can blend it until it is finer and smoother if you prefer.
Top with fresh parsley and serve with crackers, crostini, or bagel chips.
Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 764mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 309IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 0.4mg
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.