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Mary's Kalamata Tapenade

Mary Shaw, the Ashland Food Co-op Culinary Educator and former Bastyr colleague, created this  simple and delicious recipe for tapenade spread - incredible on bread, sandwiches, crackers.  Fresh warm bread, and this tapenade served with White Bean and Kale Minestrone or Rosemary Red Soup - you'll swoon.

½ cup kalamata olives
, rinsed and pitted
3 teaspoons capers

2 small clove garlic
½  cup pine nuts
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon fresh basil (2-3 leaves)
Black pepper, freshly ground
2 teaspoons olive oil

Put all ingredients in food processor
.  Use the pulse button until mixture is finely chopped or spread-like - your call.  Tapenade can be tightly covered and refrigerated for a week or more.  The flavor will intensify with age.  Serve on fresh warm bread.

Prep time:  10 minutes
Makes ~1 cup



Eileen R
Nice timing! Again! Tapenade is one of my gluten-, dairy-free kid's favs
March 10, 2010, 6:47 pm

Ida Zelaya
Cute video, yummy recipe. I love adding chopped green olives to chicken dishes. Yum. But now that I'm vegetarian, I add some to hummus. Yum. When he came back to share that Joaquin wanted to play scrabble, I was expecting that he'd come back in his undershirt, sans red flannel shirt ... losing it to Joaquin!
March 10, 2010, 8:30 pm

As reported from the mommy...She looks pretty! Don't lick it(lol), She's funny!
March 11, 2010, 8:49 am

Paul D
Black olives with garlic, anchovies and chillies. Sauteed in virgin olive oil then tossed over spaghetti.
March 11, 2010, 10:15 am

Sanura Weathers
An olive version of pesto! I enjoy spreads made with food processors. Quick and easy, as I wonder why I brought the canned/jar version.
March 12, 2010, 10:46 am

Joel S
Capers are some kind of flower bud? What else can they be used for and what do they taste like?
March 12, 2010, 4:49 pm

Cynthia Lair
Yep. Buds. nice as a garnish on many foods. I like it on bagel and lox. Anyone else like to use capers???
March 12, 2010, 4:54 pm

Christina L.
This was just what i was looking for tonite. Happened to have all the ingredients on hand. Quick and delicious vegan spread to compliment my goat cheese and crackers. Thanks!
May 15, 2010, 5:54 pm

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May 23, 2011, 6:26 pm

Jamie S.
This is such a tasty spread and so easy to make too! It's really good on Mary's Gone Crackers gluten free crackers.
July 17, 2013, 9:08 pm

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