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Amazing Tapenade Recipe – a flavor delight in your mouth

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!

artisan bread and tapenade

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?

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