Black Olive Tapenade is a savoury paste made from olives, capers and anchovies that's delicious served on toasts or a dip. This easy olive spread makes a great appetizer. See the video below!
Hi guys, I hope you all enjoyed this long Labour Day weekend! Football season is right around the corner now so I wanted to share with you a delicious recipe for Black Olive Tapenade. This French olive spread is the perfect appetizer you need for any party.
Olive Tapenade comes together in a minute, allowing you to enjoy your guests without spending hours in the kitchen. You can even prepare the tapenade ahead, it will last at least one week in your fridge (maybe more but well...I couldn't tell because it never lasts long in my house). If you’re not partying, this Black Olive Tapenade is a perfect snack.
One word about the ingredients for this easy black olive paste. This is the traditional Provencal Black Olive Tapenade recipe (found here), calling for only black olives, garlic, anchovies, capers and olive oil.
I know what you’re thinking: You hate anchovies. Well, me too. If there are anchovies in a dish, I simply won’t touch it. But with this Black Olive Tapenade, it is a different story. Believe me, if I say that you cannot taste the anchovies in this AT ALL. They just give this French Olive Spread a really good savory flavor and some more depth.
Actually, the same thing can be said for the capers (but I do like capers). So come on, give this Black Olive Tapenade a try!
And you know what other appetizer would be perfect with this Black Olive Tapenade? My Tomato and Pesto Covered Mozzarella Skewers!
Can you hear the cicadas from southern France singing? Summer isn't just over yet, but even once it is, you can always bring back summer memories with a slice of crusty French Baguette smeared with this gorgeous Black Olive Tapenade.
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Easy Black Olive Tapenade (with a Green Olive version too!)
Black Olive Tapenade is a savoury paste made from olives, capers and anchovies that's delicious served on toasts or a dip. This easy olive spread makes a great appetizer.
- 7 oz / 200 grams pitted black olives
- 1 small garlic clove minced
- 3 anchovies small fillets
- 8 small capers
- 2 tbsp olive oil divided
Combine olives, garlic, anchovies, capers and 1 tablespoon olive oil in the food processor. Do not add any salt!
Process about 15 seconds, scrape down the edges with a spatula and add the other 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Process again until almost smooth but still a little bit chunky(about 30 seconds). You should not be able to see any garlic chunks left but it shouldn't be a super smooth paste either
Serve tapenade immediately on toasted bread or store it in the fridge, in an airtight glass container.
If you prefer green olives, keep the same ingredients and proportion, just replace black olives with green olives and add 2 large basil leaves. It won't be as smooth as black olive tapenade, but just as good!