Robust Onion-Olive Tapenade

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Recipe by A Messy Cook

From "Eat Well Naturally," a free e-letter with lots of yummy, healthy recipes. The cuisine of Provincial France has given us a wonderful gift in tapenade, a savory black olive paste that is absolutely divine on bread, pasta, or salads. It‘s a cinch to make and completely versatile: you can use it as an appetizer, snack, salad, side, or as a tasty condiment for your main dish. Heart-nurturing fatty acids and the healthful properties of garlic are just a few of the reasons this robust spread (or dip or condiment) is such a popular feature of the Mediterranean diet. Make sure to use good quality olives, not the canned variety!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix the onions, olives, and capers.
  2. Pulse lemon juice, oil, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, and garlic in a food processor for 3 to 5 seconds.
  3. Pour over onion-olive mixture and combine with a fork.
  4. Place tapenade in a serving bowl, season with pepper to taste, top with chopped peppers, and serve. May be used as a dip for pita, spread on bruschetta or sliced baguette, on top of a mixed greens salad, or as a topping for rice, potato, or pasta.

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