Olive Tapenade Spread

(8)
Yield:
1 cup

Serve this pungent olive, caper, and anchovy spread as an hors d'oeuvre on toasted rounds, or on sandwiches, grilled chicken, and fish.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kalamata or nicoise olives, pitted

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and rinsed

  • 3 oil-cured anchovy fillets

  • Zest and juice of half a lemon

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, (optional)

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 baguette, sliced into rounds and toasted

Directions

  1. Coarsely chop olives, garlic, capers, anchovies, and lemon zest on parchment-covered cutting board. Place chopped mixture in a bowl. Add pepper, mustard, parsley, and juice of the zested lemon, and stir in enough olive oil to bind the mixture together. Serve on baguette rounds.

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