Make Tapenade at Home

Edited by Robbi, Eng, Evgeny Vasiliev

Tapenade is a dish that is wildly popular, primarily due to the increase in find dining. It is more popular in Mediterranean countries, but has begun to increase in popularity in the United States as well.

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Even if you are not an anchovy lover, you're quite likely going to be pleased with this spread. If you're not impressed by the small amount of anchovies, replace it with something else for a different flavor entirely. Tapenade offers a unique salty taste that is a wonderful counterpoint to the usual sweet party snacks.

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To Make Tapenade You Will Need

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    1/2 medium sized clove of garlic
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    1 tablespoon of capers in brine
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    1 cup black olives, pitted
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    1 cup green olives or stuffed green olives
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    1 tablespoon anchovy paste OR
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    1/4 cup roasted red bell peppers
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    3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
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    1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
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How to Make Tapenade

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    Chop your garlic roughly and then toss it into a foot processor with a rough chopping blade
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    Add the capers and process all of it until it is chopped quite finely
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    Add the peppers or anchovy paste and the olives to the processor
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    Pulse the food processor several times until the ingredients are finely chopped
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    Do not overblend or you will get paste and not a chopped spread
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    Add the olive oil and pulse one or two more times until it is completely mixed together
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    Remove the tapenade from the blender and transfer to a serving dish
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Best served with crusty or toasted bread. Tapenade makes a wonderful addition to a party when you're considering serving things like Bruschetta and other elegant finger foods. In fact, the Tapenade makes a great lower layer under the tomato and cheese for your Bruschetta.

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Categories : Appetizers & Finger Foods

Recent edits by: Eng, Robbi

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