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    Ruth Reichl's Tapenade, Super Easy and Elegant!

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    Brenda.'s Note:

    If you are familiar with Ruth Reichl, you know that she knows food! This is from "The Gourmet Cookbook" I love this Tapenade. It is wonderful served with fresh, warm french bread, or any artisan bread. Very impressive for dinner guests! This keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine olives, garlic, capers and lemon zest in a food processor and blend until smooth paste forms, about 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      With motor running, add olive oil in a steady stream and pulse until well combined.
    3. 3
      Hint: I use my cherry pitter to pit the olives.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 24, 2007

      55

      Absolutely the best tapenade, and so easy. If you're a foodie who likes to read, check out Ruth Reichl's books. Stories of her mom's cooking in Tender at the Bone are hilarious, and her experiences - and disguises - as a restaurant critic in Garlic and Sapphires are fascinating. Thanks for posting this recipe - it really can't be beat.

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    • on July 15, 2010

      45

      Very fast and easy to make. Be careful of the salt in the olives. I also needed far less oil, the full amount would have had it swimming in oil. Literally took less than 5 minutes and that includes cleaning the food processor.

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    • on October 11, 2009

      55

      Mmmmmm...I love tapenade, but have never made it from home! Left out the lemon zest (didn't have any) but don't think we missed it. Also, used far less EVOO (just added until it was moistened enough. So delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ruth Reichl's Tapenade, Super Easy and Elegant!

    Serving Size: 1 (365 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 481.5
     
    Calories from Fat 453
    94%
    Total Fat 50.3 g
    77%
    Saturated Fat 6.8 g
    34%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1301.0 mg
    54%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.5 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    19%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 1.5 g
    3%

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