Monday, May 17, 2010

small bites: zesty olive tapenade

as i recently posted about, my friend kim and i had a delicious feast of italian tapenades and bruschetta for dinner one night.  kim used her new ninja to make this olive tapenade.  i love my magic bullet, but the ninja looked like it could hold a little bit more - i might have to consider getting one.  this tapenade was sooo good - it tasted a little zingy at first, but it was totally balanced out by the flat breads and crackers.


  • 3/4 cup black olives
  • 1/2 cup green olives (w/ pimentos)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
 this is one of those simple throw together recipes - just toss everything in a ninja or food processor, and pulse several times.  you don't want a puree, but rather a finely minced tapenade.  it makes a good cup and  half - quite a bit of tapendade.  it's definitely an easy go to recipe, especially if you keep olives on hand.  thanks for the recipe, kim!

13 comments:

Mihl said...

I'm addicted to stuff like this!

Lauren said...

Olive tapenade rocks my world!! I have yet to make my own! Thanks for the recipe!

Hannah said...

I don't usually go for olives, but this might just be the way to get me addicted. Definitely sounds tasty...!

jessy said...

i love a zippy & zingy spread, miss v.! hooooooray for posting the olive tapenade recipe - i can't wait to make some & spread on the deliciousness!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Great looking tapenade! It's one of my favorite things.

Bianca said...

Yum! I love olive salad. So good spread on a vegan muffeletta.

shellyfish said...

Yummy! I love tapanade, but I admit but I've never made it myself. What have I been waiting for?

VivaciousVegan said...

The tapanade looks inspiring!!!
I love the salty, briny flovors of tapanade, so yummy!

The Voracious Vegan said...

This would be one of my favorite things EVER! I love love love olives, and it looks so rich and zesty, what a perfect snack! I need to find some high quality olives (that can be a chore here) and make this asap. Thanks for the recipe!

i heart kimmie said...

Anything with olives gets my two thumbs up!

kishykat said...

mmmmmmmmmm makes my mouth water thinking about it!

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

I'm not an olive person and have never made a tapenade before...argh! I should make one- it does look good.

5 Star Foodie said...

A terrific small bite! I like the green olives with pimentos in this recipe!