Olive Tapenade Recipe

Olive Tapenade

This delicious, incredibly easy to make Mediterranean-style olive spread is absolutely wonderful on fresh baked breads, like Ciabatta bread, and crackers. It can also be used as a condiment with meats.

1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 cup pitted black olives
1 cup Manzanilla (green stuffed with pimentos) olives
½ teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add garlic slices and fry until they are golden brown.
  2. Remove pan from the heat. Remove the garlic slices and let the pan cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Add olives, olive oil, and dried oregano to a food processor. Pulse until the olives are coarsely chopped and well blended.
  4. Refrigerate in a covered container for at least four hours.


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