Chunky Mixed Olive Tapenade

This bold but simple combination of black and green olives, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, lemon, crushed red pepper and fresh parsley spooned onto toasty slices of baguette makes a rustic, easy starter for a casual dinner. Try serving it alongside our Sicilian Lemon Dip as the two really make a delicious pairing.

Chunky Mixed Olive Tapenade

Chunky Mixed Olive Tapenade

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This rustic, boldly-flavored tapenade made with black and green olives, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes is perfect for topping crackers or toasted baguette.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup garlic-stuffed green olives, about 1/4 lb, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • Combine the black olives, green olives, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, red pepper and parsley in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend. Serve with crackers or thinly sliced, toasted baguette.
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