Black Olive Tapenade

"This little recipe is great for picnic lunches or dinner parties. Made with 3 ingredients, it is simple and good. Just toss in a loaf of artisan bread to pull and dip with and you are set!"
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  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Serve warm or cold.

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  1. This would be a slimy, salty mess! Use any olives you like (I use a combo of black and green, heavy on the black), and add a squeeze of olive oil and no salt! You can dress it up with any herbs, garlic, parsley, etc., but I like mine simple and olive-y.
  2. One and a half Tablespoons of Salt?? !! Over the top. Much too salty and unnecessary. Note nutritional Facts for Black Olive Tapenade: Sodium 1818.0 mg
  3. If the olives you use are in a brine they will already be salty enough not to use any salt
  4. I thought this was great. Thank you for the recipe.
  5. I had never even heard of Tapenade, but my nine year old daughter said they mentioned it on the Disney Channel (of all places) and wanted to know what it was. We found this recipe. She loves olives and could easily make this herself. We both loved it. I read the reviews and used only half the salt. I also halved the olive oil, personal preference. This will be perfect for my many vegetarian dinner guests. Thank you!


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