Black Olive Tapenade

Black Olive Tapenade


1 cup oil cured black olives or calamata
minced garlic4 cloves
capers, drained2 tbs
thyme1 tsp fresh or 1/2 tsp dried
rosemary1 tsp fresh or 1/2 tsp dried
garlic2-3 cloves pressed or minced
fresh lemon juice2-3 tsp
extra virgin olive oil1/4 cup
black pepperdash

This tapenade is a staple of southern France and this spread is full of the flavors of cured black olives, capers,anchovies and garlic. It is wonderful spread on toasted baguette slices or on crackers.

  • Add all ingredients except for the olive oil to a food processor and pulse till smooth 
  • With the machine running slowly drizzle in the olive oil in a thin stream until a thick smooth paste is formed. You may not have to use all of the olive oil
  • Season with pepper and serve at room temperature.
  • Makes about 1 cup.


5 min


5 min


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