Homemade Olive Tapenade Recipe

Olive tapenade
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    10 mins

Tapenade is a rich olive spread popular in the Mediterranean. It's quite easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. Tapenade is a must for New Orleans Muffaletta sandwiches.

What You'll Need

  • 20 pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon rinsed, drained, and chopped capers
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

How to Make It

Combine Kalamata olives, capers, lemon juice, olive oil, anchovy paste, and pepper. Mix well. Refrigerate and use within two weeks.

Use as a spread for like panini and muffaletta or as a condiment.

Yield: about 1 cup

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