Black Olive Tapenade with crackers is a great no-cook appetizer or a nice addition to Tapas night. With it’s delicious salty flavor, this easy to make spread will soon be a favorite in your house.
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A great party appetizer
The baby shower gave me my first opportunity to make tapenade, and I thought it was delish.
The mommy-to-be loves black olives, so I thought this would be a fun and different appetizer for the party.
Everyone, including Maria, said they loved it too!
According to Wikipedia: “Tapenade is a Provençal dish consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil.
Its name comes from the Provençal word for capers, tapenas. It is a popular food in the south of France, where it is generally eaten as an hors d’œuvre, spread on bread.”
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Black Olive Tapenade Recipe
Black olive tapenade
An easy to make salty and delicious appetizer or spread for crackers or bread
- 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1 can sliced black olives (6 ounces) drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Puree garlic and basil in a food processor. Add olives, oil, and cheese, and pulse to a smooth, thick paste.
Serve with crackers or bread for spreading.
Made a nice big amount, perfect for sharing.
Store in fridge for up to 2 days.