Olive Tapenade

You're a blender whir away from a traditional French condiment. Delicious served on crackers or with raw veggies.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 14

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups pitted kalamata or ripe olives
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
3
tablespoons capers, drained
1 1/2
teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
2
cloves garlic
Chopped red bell pepper, if desired
Assorted crackers, if desired

  • 1 Place all ingredients except bell pepper and crackers in food processor or blender. Cover and process, using quick on-and-off motions, until slightly coarse.
  • 2 Spoon into serving dish. Sprinkle with bell pepper. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

Tapenade comes from Provence in France and is a condiment made from capers, anchovies, ripe olives, olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings.

Capers are the flower buds of a shrub that grows around the Mediterranean. The buds are dried and then pickled in a vineger brine. Capers enliven sauces and are especially delicious with many fish and veal dishes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.