Two-Step Artichoke Tapenade

"My sister-in-law brought this to our beach house this summer, where we had a tapenade taste-off. This was the winner. I had this on seafood, with chips, with veggies, on bruschetta, and even used it as a sandwich spread!"
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Ready In:
1 jar




  • Combine all ingredients in food processor, turning off/on until finely chopped.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning with salt& pepper.

Questions & Replies

  1. Should the jars of artichokes and peppers be drained before adding?


  1. This I had to make, anything with artichokes I can not resist. It turns a chicken or ham sandwich into an epicurean pleasure. And on a hot cheese pizza mmmmmmmmmmgood
  2. Nice change from the olive tapenades out there. Served on toasted baguette bread. Wonderful flavor! Thanks
  3. Oh yes! I could eat this all day. It's a favorite light lunch on the patio. I have it with crackers, assorted cheeses, grapes and a chilled wine. Delicious. I feel the recipe does not need any additional salt.
  4. Mmmmm. Super Yuummy! Didn't change much, just a bit less garlic and added in about 8 kalamatas (b/c I have a giant bottle from Costco (: ). This will be great on many things, just now I am having it with Kavli crackers, I think I may grill some Tilapia later, and then pasta!! Thanks for sharing!
  5. I loved this tapenade. We had it with english water crackers and I plan to serve it tonight with crusty bread. Next time I make it I will use only half of the garlic--it's good with 4 but I love artichokes and roasted red peppers so much I'd like more of that flavor to come through. I also think some grated lemon zest would be good since you have to buy a lemon for the recipe anyway--may as well use it all. Thanks for the great recipe. Update: I warmed some leftover tapenade and served it over baked fish---DELISH!!! I now think it would be a great warmed over pasta. This is going to be fun trying new uses for a great recipe.


  1. added 1/2 seeded and minced jalapeno pepper.
  2. This is SO good and so fast and easy to make! I have made it for several parties and everyone has LOVED it! I usually substitute the red peppers for sun dried tomatoes, but it's great both ways. Might have to try it w/ some feta - YUM! Good w/ crackers, veggies, off of your fingers....!
  3. This was a huge thumbs up from the gals last night over for poker night. I handed out the recipe to 3 gals!This is going to be such a hit this summer for potlucks since there's nothing in it that will spoil quickly! I subbed dried parsley as I had not fresh on hand and instead of regular olive oil I used some of the oil from the large jar of marinated artichokes that I get at Costco.


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