Like most things in life, tapenade from a jar doesn’t even come close to that of home made tapenade. And considering that from prep to clean up it takes less than 5 minutes to make, there really are no excuses to even buy it. I don’t judge though ;)

Creamy goat cheese is my favorite accompianment to the salty olive tapenade. But it also brings wonderful flavor to sandwiches or water crackers.

Tapenade - makes about 1 1/2 cups

  • 2 cups olives from olive bar (I use mostly kalamata with green olives and some roasted garlic)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Place olives and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse until it reaches desired consistency. I like to keep mine a little chunky.

Serve with crackers, bread slices, on sandwiches, with hummus, etc.

11 Comments (Reply )

  1. The Healthy Hostess
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 8:52 am

    LOVE this simple recipe! I bookmarked it for the next time I need a good appetizer!


  2. Mo@MommyRD
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    Wow, I never really thought about it, but I didn’t know it was that easy. I never used to like olives, but now I love them. Tapanade is great on a panini too.


  3. sarah jayne
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 9:49 am

    ugh I really hate olives (olives & sauerkraut are the only two foods I dislike!) by themselves…but I LOVE TAPENADE!! I know, I am strange :)

    But I really really love tapenade as a spread on sandwiches, ESPECIALLY with goat cheese! YUM :)


  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    I LOVE tapenade!! I can eat it with a spoon!


  5. Amanda
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    This looks so simple but really tasty too! :)


  6. TheHealthyApron
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    This looks SO so good! I love it on sandwiches as a spread!


  7. Emily @Cleanliness
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    This has been simply drooling!


  8. Tracey
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    This is exactly how I make my olive tapenade. The only difference is I hand chop mine since I don’t have a food processor.

    Sometimes I will add red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to give it a little kick.


  9. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    Your simple recipes never cease to amaze me. I’m inspired to make my first round of tapenade. :)


  10. kristin @ delishliving
    Oct 03, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    oh my gosh – 2 ingredients? that is IT? plus, anything with goat cheese is always a winner in my books. i can’t wait to try this the next time i want to impress … anybody!


  11. Holly
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 10:16 am

    i really wish i liked olives, but i just can’t stand them! however, i do love me a good sundried tomato tapenade. DELISH!


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