This is a yummy tapenade recipe from Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone". It is a little different from tapenades I usually make (very lemony) but still good, especially when paired with fresh mozzarella on a crostini.
If the olives are excessively salty, rinse them in several changes of water. Remove the pits, then chop them by hand and mix with the remaining ingredients. Stored in the refrigerator, this will keep well for up to 2 weeks.