Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
Only 4 ingredients in this recipe. I have not tried this yet but sounds promising. This is a Giada De Laurentiis recipe.
- 3 (8 ounce) cans pitted black olives, drained
- 3⁄4 cup sun-dried tomato packed in oil
- extra virgin olive oil
- 3 heads endive (about 1/2 pound)
- In the bowl of a food processor, add the olives, sun-dried tomatoes and the olive oil it was packed inches Pulse until smooth, but still chunky.
- Add more extra-virgin olive oil if mixture is too dry. Spoon into a serving bowl. If not serving immediately, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 2 days. Be sure to bring it to room temperature and to mix it thoroughly before serving.
- Gently pull off the leaves from the endive, being careful not to tear the leaves. Wash thoroughly with cold water and dry completely.
- Place the bowl of tapenade in the center of a large platter. Decoratively circle the tapenade bowl with the endive leaves working your way to the rim of the platter.
This is very tasty and I made it as directed, but next time would use fewer olives as FT did by mistake. I did add some salt and a little garlic but was still very tasty on endive and on sliced baguette.
Yummy tapenade! I followed the other reviewers and added 4 cloves of garlic and basil. I think FT's accidental version would be great (1 can instead of 3 of the olives) if you really want the taste of the sun dried tomatoes to be prominent. Even 2 cans of olives would really punch up the sun dried tomato flavor. Still very good as written though. Served with sourdough bread. Great for a snack or appetizer!
This has got to be the simplest, fastest tapenade I've ever made! I liked it served with endive leaves, but I also wound up eating a lot of this tapenade with crackers. I agree with another reviewer who said this would benefit from other seasonings (I'll be adding a clove of garlic next time, and maybe will top it with fresh basil). Even as it stands, though, this makes a nice, super-speedy appetizer. I'll be making this again.