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Zesty Tapenade Recipe


Zesty Tapenade Recipe



This tapenade recipe, a complexly flavored but easily prepared olive spread, is a staple of Provence, in the South of France. Accent sandwiches, mix it into a cheese ball, American-style, or serve it with sliced baguettes and crudités for a lovely, elegant appetizer.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • ½ lb black olives, drained and pitted
  • ½ teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil


How to make Provencal tapenade:

Using the pulse mode, process all the ingredients, except the olive oil, until a paste just begins to form. While pulsing, add olive oil in a steady stream and process until all ingredients are thoroughly blended, but still retain a coarse-grained texture. Chill for a few hours before serving.

This tapenade recipe makes 6 servings.

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