Kalamata Olives

Olive and Herb Tapenade

Summer entertaining? Whether you’re hosting a barbeque, a birthday, or a party in the garden, be sure to offer your guests healthy and savory appetizers. A Mediterranean tapenade rich with olives, garlic and herbs is the perfect hearty pre-dinner snack. Olives are full of healthy fat and packed with briny flavor. When combined with other savory ingredients are a sure crowd pleaser. Serve this tapenade with whole wheat pita, crackers, or the vegetables of your choice.


1 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted
2 Tbs. capers, drained
½ tsp. dried oregano
2-3 leaves fresh basil, ripped into small pieces
1 medium clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, juiced with seeds removed
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

In a food processor, combine the first 6 ingredients and pulse until roughly combined. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and olive oil then drizzle into bowl of processor while pulsing to combine. Serve immediately or chill for an hour to let flavors combine.

Monounsaturated fatty acids
Phenols (antioxidants)
Vitamin C
Vitamin E

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