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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 Рolive tapenade Рwhich 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.