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.
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.
🍳 How to toast Pine Nuts
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.
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.
💭 Ingredient Substitution
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.
For more great recipes made with Pine Nuts, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How to Make Greek Olive Tapenade
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 sliced crusty bread.
Greek Olive Tapenade
- Bowl for Mixing
- 1 Cup Mixed Greek Olives, pitted
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro
- 1 tablespoon Pine Nuts, toasted
- 2 teaspoon Capers, rinsed and drained
- 2 Garlic Cloves, peeled
- ½ teaspoon Lemon Zest
- Pita Chips
- Slices of Bread
- 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.
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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