Garlic Spread With Olive Tapenade

I originally made this to emulate the sandwich spreads you get at the Safeway deli. (Those sandwiches are super addicting, but we don't live near a Safeway anymore!) This is a pretty perfect match and is SO GOOD on sandwiches, but also makes a very pretty party appetizer if you spread the garlic spread on toasted baguette slices and then top with the olive tapenade. I always use reduced-fat cream cheese and mayo. I have made this several times without the kalamata olives (they're more expensive so I don't always have them on hand) and we enjoyed it just the same. Recipe yield and prep times are approximate...I'm horrible at paying attention to things like that...

Ready In:
15mins
Serves:
Yields:
Units:

ingredients

directions

  • GARLIC SPREAD:

  • Add all ingredients into a food processor.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Remove to a medium bowl or spread generously on toasted baguette slices.
  • Wipe the work bowl and blade clean.
  • OLIVE TAPENADE:

  • Add the garlic and the black and kalamata olives to the work bowl.
  • Pulse a couple of times until minced.
  • Add the green olives and pulse a couple of times, leaving larger chunks of the green olives (for aesthetics).
  • Remove to a medium bowl and stir in the vinegar and olive oil. (Additional balsamic can be added to cut the saltiness, if desired; keep in mind that the garlic spread will also help cut the salty flavor.).
  • Spread a layer of tapenade over the garlic spread.
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@Robyns Cookin
Contributor
@Robyns Cookin
Contributor
"I originally made this to emulate the sandwich spreads you get at the Safeway deli. (Those sandwiches are super addicting, but we don't live near a Safeway anymore!) This is a pretty perfect match and is SO GOOD on sandwiches, but also makes a very pretty party appetizer if you spread the garlic spread on toasted baguette slices and then top with the olive tapenade. I always use reduced-fat cream cheese and mayo. I have made this several times without the kalamata olives (they're more expensive so I don't always have them on hand) and we enjoyed it just the same. Recipe yield and prep times are approximate...I'm horrible at paying attention to things like that..."
icons / sparkles / sparkles

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

icons / sparkles / sparkles
icons / camera
upload
icons / star / star-outline
review
icons / write-a-review
tweak
icons / question
ask
all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by: icons / navigate / navigate-down
  1. Robyns Cookin
    I originally made this to emulate the sandwich spreads you get at the Safeway deli. (Those sandwiches are super addicting, but we don't live near a Safeway anymore!) This is a pretty perfect match and is SO GOOD on sandwiches, but also makes a very pretty party appetizer if you spread the garlic spread on toasted baguette slices and then top with the olive tapenade. I always use reduced-fat cream cheese and mayo. I have made this several times without the kalamata olives (they're more expensive so I don't always have them on hand) and we enjoyed it just the same. Recipe yield and prep times are approximate...I'm horrible at paying attention to things like that...
Advertisement