Easy Olive Spread Appetizer
My favorite part of the holiday meal is not dessert or the main course, I love the appetizers! I could just eat appetizers for the rest of my life and die happy. So many different flavors, textures and aromas to choose from.
A little of this and a little of that and then a little more of this. That is how I like to enjoy my appetizers.
This Olive Tapenade is definitely an easy appetizer to add to your lineup. With a blend of olives, roasted garlic and lemon it will please all of the folks that love a salty-briny combo. I could eat this on everything! It tastes wonderful on crusty bread, crackers, with a cheese platter or on a sandwich.
Because there are so few ingredients in this olive spread I suggest splurging a little and buying good quality olives. I use Trader Joe’s Greek Olive Medley (spanish and manzanilla olive blend). I tried making it with pimento stuffed green olives and it turned out way too salty!
The most difficult part of this recipe is pitting the olives and roasting the garlic.
Roasting garlic is no problem. Take a peek at my tutorial: How To Roast Garlic.
Then make this tasty Olive Tapenade for your holiday meals, gameday parties, family gatherings or girl’s night!
- 1 Cup Greek Olives, drained & pitted
- Juice of 1/2 a Lemon, zest optional
- 3 Tb Olive Oil, good quality
- 4 Cloves Roasted Garlic
- 2-3 Leaves of Flat Leaf Parsley, optional
- Salt/Pepper To Taste
- Blend all ingredients in food processor until desired consistency.
- Serve chilled or at room temperature.
This recipe yields approximately 1 cup of Olive Tapenade.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 264mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 0g
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