Walnut and Fig Tapenade With Goat Cheese

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe has been passed around amongst my friends. Went to a party, asked for the recipe, because with this appetizer, Diana Krall to set the mood, let's say, it's perfect.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine chopped figs and 1/3 cup water in heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat until liquid evaporates and figs are soft, about 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer to medium bowl.
  4. Mix in olives, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, capers, and chopped thyme.
  5. Season tapenade to taste with salt and pepper.*.
  6. Cover and refrigerate.
  7. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  8. *This dish can be prepared 2 days in advance.
  9. Arrange overlapping cheese rounds in the center of a medium platter.
  10. Stir chopped walnuts into tapenade and place in center of cheese circle.
  11. Garnish with walnut HALVES and thyme sprigs.
  12. Serve with great crackers.

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I made this for a BBQ and it was a big hit. I left out the capers and used black olives, and didn't bother to toast the walnuts. I also used fig paste from the local international grocery that was thinned with some water in the food processor. I think the flavor got better as it sat out for a few hours. I goes great with the really mild goat cheese. I will definitely be making this again!

karen September 06, 2010

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