Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Cheese Appetizers

When guests drop in I always put something out to nibble on. It is usually cheese and crackers; but often I like to add a spread or two. The easiest and one of the fastest spreads to make is this recipe for an olive spread. A blender and some olives and in ten minutes it is ready. Talk about tasty, if you luv olives, garlic and a little citrus, you’ll be making this one over and over.

  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 C Kalamata olives
  • 2 T capers
  • 3 T chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1.   Place the garlic cloves into a blender or food processor. Pulse to mince.
  2. Add the olives, capers, parsley, lemon juice, and olive oil Blend until everything is finely chopped.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
If you want to add other delicious items to your cheese board, include dried apricots and peaches and a bunch of walnuts. Check out the picture which includes a jar of  hot and sweet  pepper jelly. Love this jelly! It is delicious with hard and soft cheeses and also makes a really interesting vinaigrette dressing for salads when added to vinegar and oil.
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One Response to Kalamata Olive Tapenade

  1. Wendy Read says:

    This looks delightful!! So nice to see you posting up a recipe 🙂

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