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Olive Tapenade Recipe

By Amy Bailey — August 02, 2018

One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well if one has not eaten well. -Virginia Woolf

Nothing is perhaps easier to make than tapenade. You take olives and mash them up or in this case I blended them in the Vitamix. One of our favorite things to eat in France – olive tapenade – which was also invented in Provence👌🏻🇫🇷. No surprise since olive groves and trees blanket the Mediterranean. It can be a starter, accompany a great pasta dish, or is so filling I like to have it as the main course too. I found a new olive oil from @forthehealthofit30a I decided to use it too.

Olive Tapenade

1/3 cup black olives

1/3 cup kalamata olives

Pinch of pepper

5-10 basil leaves

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1 Tbsp capers


Combine ingredients in Vitamix pulse on 2 until desired texture. Serve with toasted baguette or other bread.