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September 14, 2016
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A Simple Recipe for Tapenade

This easy, simple recipe for tapenade is loaded with delicious flavor. Eat it with crostini, add it to a cheeseboard, use it to top steaks and grilled chicken or fish, or even add it to sandwiches. Be sure to look for California Grown ripe olives for Golden State goodness.

Quick Olive Tapenade using black and green California olives! So quick and easy, you will never buy tapenade from the store again!

What if I could thoroughly convince you that making this California Olive inspired recipe for Tapenade is better than any store-bought tapenade you could ever buy?  

Would you take the five minutes to make it?  

Seriously, five minutes. Quick Olive Tapenade. It’s happening.

And, it’s really that good…. I had to literally put it away while making this post because it would’ve been devoured before anyone else got to enjoy it!  

Quick Olive Tapenade using black and green California olives! So quick and easy, you will never buy tapenade from the store again!

This recipe for olive tapenade is perfect served with mini toasts, a soft french baguette, or even topped on a steak!  The briny flavor from the capers and the addition of fresh basil (clipped straight from my garden!) add a distinct and wonderful flavor.  It’s really like heaven on a slice of bread.

The beauty of the dish comes from all the wonderful colors of the included ingredients. Tasty black and green olives, crimson sun-dried tomatoes, and the brightness of fresh basil and parsley.  

Of course the foundation of this tapenade recipe is using quality, California olives and sun-dried tomatoes.  We all know that California grows the best produce, but sometimes it is difficult to find California grown products when out of season, and that is the beauty of olives!  You can always find these beauties in the can and know they are still California quality.

Quick Olive Tapenade using black and green California olives! So quick and easy, you will never buy tapenade from the store again!

Basically, you add all the ingredients into a food processor without any pre-prep or chopping!  Just throw it all in and pulse for a few spins until it is to the desired consistency that you prefer.  That’s what makes it so easy and quick to make right before company arrives.  It’s also a great hostess gift to take to the neighbors after an impromptu dinner invite.

Quick Olive Tapenade using black and green California olives! So quick and easy, you will never buy tapenade from the store again!

Holy Yum!! This recipe for tapenade is so delicious you will be whipping it up for years to come!

Quick Olive Tapenade using black and green California olives! So quick and easy, you will never buy tapenade from the store again!

I scooped the tapenade into a wide mouth mason jar and served alongside crunchy sourdough toasts.  Just ladle portions into a small serving plate and let your guests serve themselves…

Quick Olive Tapenade using black and green California olives! So quick and easy, you will never buy tapenade from the store again!
Quick Olive Tapenade using black and green California olives! So quick and easy, you will never buy tapenade from the store again!

Wine Pairing Alert!

This Tapenade recipe pairs beautifully with Pinot Noir, or any other red.  The tannins balance nicely with the salty qualities of the olives and capers.  I poured mine with a beautiful Pinot.  

I’m certain this will be your new favorite dish… and it’s perfect for Fall.  

Try it soon… here is the easy Quick Olive Tapenade for ya!

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Quick Olive Tapenade recipe

A Simple Recipe for Tapenade

Susan Phillips
This simple and quick recipe for Tapenade is perfect served with mini toasts, a soft french baguette, or even topped on a steak!  
3.80 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, French

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (6) oz. can California green pitted olives drained
  • 1 (6) oz. can California black pitted olives drained
  • 3 T. sun-dried tomatoes drained
  • 2 T. capers drained
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 T. chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 T. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until desired consistency ( I pulsed mine for about 12 times, scraping sides half way through)
  • Serve!

Notes

Adapted from Vanilla and Bean
Keyword olive oil, olives
Tried this recipe?Mention @cagrownofficial or tag #CAGROWN!

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