My mouth is so happy right now! I made this amazing tapenade (pronounced tah-pen-AHD) and it is so delicious I just had to share.
I was asked to make some artisan bread for my sister-in-love’s surprise birthday party. I figured that it would be good to make a spread to go with it and I remembered that tapenade was delightful. It’s not in my regular rotation of foods that I make but I need to change that!
I looked up a few recipes online and then came up with my own with the ingredients that I had on hand.
Most recipes called for a combo of olives, anchovies, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, capers and some herbs such as oregano, thyme and rosemary.
Here is what I threw into my food processor:
- 2 c. kalamata olives, pitted
- 2 oz. tin of anchovies in olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 clove garlic
- the leafy tops of three oregano stems growing in my garden
- the leaves off of 2 thyme stems growing in my garden
I usually have capers but I ran out a few weeks ago and I haven’t purchased more yet. Boo-hiss! They would have been great in this spread.
I just love the salty, savory and tangy flavor or tapenade! I’d love to hear from you. Do you have a favorite tapenade recipe that you’d like to share?