Olive Tapenade

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Chef TanyaW

Delicious as an appetizer served over french bread. You'll love it if you love olives! The 2 hour Preparation shown is actually only about 10 minutes hands on. So this can be started a couple of hours or more before needed.

Top Review by CarolAT

Yummy tapenade for olive lovers. I usually make my tapenade with green olives so I decided to try something different since I really like black olives too. This is an easy recipe to make with great flavors. I only used 3 garlic cloves and found that the olive taste was a bit drowned out the the garlic. I will only use 2 garlic cloves the next time. Thanks for the recipe. Made for The Love Train 2012.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crack garlic (smash it with the side of a chef's knife) and let sit in heated oil for 1-4 hours, then discard garlic.
  2. Combine oil and herbs and about 1/2 olives in food processor until minced small.
  3. Add remaining olives and pulse until chopped small, but not pureed.
  4. Serve on chunks of French or Italian bread.

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