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.
I hovered between 4 & 5 stars, but I think it would have been 5 stars if there had been just a bit more seasoning in this. It was however, VERY TASTY, and I made a huge mistake - which by the way never affects my ratings - I did not read the recipe properly, and only put 1 jar of olives in to the mixture; having said that, I think it would have been too strong with 3 jars of olives, and the sun dried tomatoes might not have "held up!" enough!! A traditional tapenade consists of olives mainly - but this recipe is much nicer, as the tomatoes give it a bit of extra flavour. I think it might benefit from a bit of seasoning - some chervil, or majoram or even some basil as it has tomatoes in it! I added some black pepper and also some garlic.......it was very tasty and EXCELLENT with the endive leaves! This has gone into my cookbook and I will make it again - thanks cookiedog for posting this recipe - you should try it, it really IS very good! FT