Monday, June 30, 2014

Olive Tapenade Crostini

Some of the recipes are so easy to make but so tasty that you think why you didn't make this before? same thing happen with me, after making this dish, I was thinking the same. I wanted to make tapenade since so long but my olive crazy daughter always finished my olive can. If I use half can for my food, she can finish rest of it , putting it in fingers and eat it. She love olives so, this time, I first made my dish when she was in school and then I left rest of it for her to finish it off. In this recipe , if you eat anchovies, you can add 2-3 fillets of it, since all the ingredients are salty and briny, you don't need to add salt in this dish. Its very versatile too, you can put it on bread, pasta or just have it with chicken or shrimp, just like you cook with pesto, this is like olive pesto.

Ingredients for Olive Tapenade :

1 cup of mixed olives ( I had black jumbo pitted olives and green pimento stuffed olives)

1 clove garlic chopped
2 tbsp. capers
2-3 fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp. EVOO - extra virgin olive oil

Make it one cup  , in under five minutes.

For Crostini:

1 loaf WW ciabatta Bread or any bread
few drops of olives oil
salt and pepper to taste


Wash olives and capers thoroughly.
Place all the ingredients in food processor. 
Process to combine and stop to scrape it from sides.
If you like paste then make it that way, but I like coarse paste so mix it for 1 to 2 minutes.
Take it out in serving bowl.

Take your bread and cut it in nice thin slices

Toast it for few minutes , then brush it olive oil on it and salt and pepper and apply olive tapenade on it.

Have this an appetizer for your parties or just as it is with glass of wine or

Have it with your pasta diner. We had it with out WW penne in Vodka sauce and Red wine. 
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  1. Looks yummy...even my son has a craze for Olives..

  2. Delightful patter. Can finish the whole....yumm

  3. Good one . Thank u for sharing

  4. Lovely meal. Wish olives are cheaper over here so that I can get some and may the delicious dip.

  5. Yum! Tapenade is one of my favourites :)

  6. One delicious dish..looks inviting.

  7. I want those crostini, tapenade is in my to do list since a long.

  8. I am also an olive lover ;-) Interesting recipe..thanks for the post and sharing..

  9. me too an olive lover. i am sure gonna like it

  10. lovely quick recipe. Now I know how to use up the capers.

  11. totally new to me.. Love the flavour in it.. I have tasted something like this before but not in this name .........

  12. lovely dip,yummmy..would love to try sometime :)

  13. This tapenede looks delicious and its so quick to make too. Very nice.

  14. Looks very tasty and flavourful dish.

  15. You are just too good .love the varieties you share...super yummy dish

  16. looks delicious and flavorful!!!

  17. Hey dear... U really make so many varieties of dishes which I have nvr heard in my life... Keep going dear

  18. Delicious lovely tapenade, Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  19. I love tapenade! Your recipe sounds delicious, perfect for entertaining or just a lovely treat. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


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