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Herbed Walnut and Citrus Tapenade

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Herbed Walnut and Citrus Tapenade
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16
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This spread is an explosion of bold tongue-tingling flavors! Center stage is eggplant colored Kalamata olives with their rich and fruity flavor; if you can't find them, swap ripe olives.
Updated Mar 17, 2014

Ingredients

Tapenade

  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground fresh pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts

Cheese

  • 1 log (4 oz) goat cheese*

Garnish, if desired

  • Additional extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary and thyme sprigs

Serve With, if desired

  • Food Should Taste Good® olive tortilla chips

Steps

  • 1
    In food processor or blender, place all Tapenade ingredients except walnuts. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until slightly coarse. Stir in walnuts. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 2
    If desired, soften goat cheese on microwavable plate in microwave uncovered on High about 10 seconds. Spread goat cheese into 1/4-inch layer on serving plate. Top with tapenade; drizzle with additional olive oil. Garnish with rosemary and thyme sprigs. Serve with chips.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To toast walnuts, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until walnuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until walnuts are light brown.

Nutrition

70 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 1g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
2%
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; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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