Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Olive Tapenade

With the holiday's right around the bend, I am thinking about easy appetizers!
With unexpected company popping in and being to busy to plan ahead most days, a quick appetizer is the way to go.
This appetizer is made with staple foods that most people have on hand in their pantry. Maybe not the Trader Joe's name brand olives I used but, something similar I'm sure.
Speaking of Trader Joe's I was just reading their newsletter today (ad really) OMG they have these new Rosemary Monkey bread for the holiday, I need this in my life !
In the freezer section, get some before they run out!

Ok back to the olives I got there, they do have pits so that is a bit time consuming but I think it is worth it, they have a great flavor not to salty.

I think this Tapenade would be best on a crunchy baguette.  But if you don't have any on hand crackers would do.

Here is what you will need:
4 oz Picholine Olives, chopped
4 oz Kalamata Olives,chopped
1 Green onion,chopped (the whole thing)
2 Cloves garlic,chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Generous dash, pepper

How to make it:
Like I said really easy!
Chop it all , mix it all , chill for 1 hour so the flavors can marinate.
This is served cold, I would put this on a crispy warm baguette.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. This looks wonderful, Angie! I love Olive Tapenade! It's quick, easy & delicious - plus it seems fussier & fancier than it really is - perfect for entertaining!

    1. I agree, it seems fancy but so simple! Thanks!