Garlic Spread With Olive Tapenade

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Robyns Cookin

I originally made this to emulate the sandwich spreads you get at the Safeway deli. (Those sandwiches are super addicting, but we don't live near a Safeway anymore!) This is a pretty perfect match and is SO GOOD on sandwiches, but also makes a very pretty party appetizer if you spread the garlic spread on toasted baguette slices and then top with the olive tapenade. I always use reduced-fat cream cheese and mayo. I have made this several times without the kalamata olives (they're more expensive so I don't always have them on hand) and we enjoyed it just the same. Recipe yield and prep times are approximate...I'm horrible at paying attention to things like that...

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Add all ingredients into a food processor.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. Remove to a medium bowl or spread generously on toasted baguette slices.
  5. Wipe the work bowl and blade clean.
  7. Add the garlic and the black and kalamata olives to the work bowl.
  8. Pulse a couple of times until minced.
  9. Add the green olives and pulse a couple of times, leaving larger chunks of the green olives (for aesthetics).
  10. Remove to a medium bowl and stir in the vinegar and olive oil. (Additional balsamic can be added to cut the saltiness, if desired; keep in mind that the garlic spread will also help cut the salty flavor.).
  11. Spread a layer of tapenade over the garlic spread.

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