Greek Olive Tapenade

5 from 2 votes

This Tapenade recipe made with Greek Olives makes a great appetizer served on crackers, pita chips or crusty bread.

greek olive tapenade

Here is a simple Greek Olive Tapenade that you can whip up in minutes. Tastes great on crackers or use it for your next charcuterie board.

A tapenade is basically a fancy word for a spread made from olives and a few other ingredients like capers.

bowl of mixed pitted greek olives
Mixed Greek Olives

When you buy Greek Olives they are usually packed in salty water so they contain a high amount of sodium. So if you are concerned about your sodium intake you may want to skip this recipe.

tapenade in a bowl

The simplest way to toast pine nuts is to add them to a small dry skillet (no oil) and over medium-low and cook them, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes. The pine nuts should be golden brown. Watch them carefully as they can easily burn.

toasted pine nuts

You can serve this delicious olive tapenade with your favorite crackers, baked pita chips or some nice crusty bread slices just like my Olivada Spread which is equally delicious.

greek olive tapenade

I love greek olives, especially kalamata olives but if you prefer you can substitute them for some pitted Italian Olives. Most grocery stores will carry either one.

tapenade on cracker

You will need the following ingredients to make this Greek Olive Tapenade recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mixed Greek Olives, Fresh Cilantro, Pine Nuts, Capers, Garlic Cloves and Lemon Zest.

  1. Add the greek olives, cilantro, toasted pine nuts, capers, garlic and lemon zest to the food processor.
  2. Pulse until medium chopped or desired doneness, about 20 times.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl and mix well.
  4. Optionally serve with crackers, pita chips or sliced crusty bread.

Printable Recipe Card

greek olive tapenade

Greek Olive Tapenade

This Tapenade recipe made with Greek Olives makes a great appetizer served on crackers, pita chips or crusty bread.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 4
Calories 69 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Cup Mixed Greek Olives, pitted
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp Pine Nuts, toasted
  • 2 Tsp Capers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • ½ Tsp Lemon Zest
Serving Suggestions
  • Crackers
  • Pita Chips
  • Slices of Bread

Instructions
 

  • Add the greek olives, cilantro, toasted pine nuts, capers, garlic and lemon zest to the food processor.
  • Pulse until medium chopped or desired doneness, about 20 times.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and mix well.
  • Optionally serve with crackers, pita chips or bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 555mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 202IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Marcy says:

    My family just loved this Greek Olive Tapenade. Was very easy to make and very tasty.

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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