Black Olive Tapenade

December 9, 2009

Author Notes: I love this as a present because it is so easy and very quick to make. So, it can be a last minute present that feels like you invested time and thoughts. Plus it will last quite a while, so your gift getter will be able to enjoy it with so many things as a condiment (cheese, fish, chicken, even as a nice addition to simple salad dressing) and it will keep bring back sweet holiday memories for a while. Cordelia

Makes: about a cup


  • 1 jam-packed cup of kalamata olives
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • 3 Anchovy filets in olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zets
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
In This Recipe


  1. Put all ingredients in the in a food processor and process for a few minutes until chopped well but not completely smooth but just a bit chunky.
  2. Serve with cheese and crackers or condiment for grilled fish or chicken.

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Maria T. December 11, 2009
We seem to have the same likings for recipes. I also posted a tapenade but all recipes are differnt. I like your ingredients, will try yours next time.
AntoniaJames December 9, 2009
This is utterly gorgeous. I just happen to have all of the ingredients on hand, so I'm going to make some of this up for my boys to spread on crostini (knowing the younger one, he'll pop a sliver of Manchego on top), when they return for the holiday break. Thank you for posting this!!
Author Comment
Cordelia December 11, 2009
Thanks for the lovely words. You are so welcome. I hope you'll have great holidays together. I agree with your younger one, it is best served with cheese :)