This easy Olive Tapenade Recipe is the perfect condiment to sandwiches, accompaniment to grilled meats, or dip for raw veggies. It is ready to eat in 2 minutes! This incredibly easy tapenade recipe is low carb, keto, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, whole30, paleo, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
How often do you see one ingredient recipes floating around the internet? Not too often, in my opinion. Almost anything with just one ingredient is too simple to even bother sharing. But this is one of the recipes that folks might overlook and not realize the simplicity in preparation.
What is tapenade?
Tapenade is simply chopped olives with or without other added ingredients.
Tapenade (French pronunciation: [tapəˈnad], Occitan: tapenada[tapeˈnadɔ]) is a Provençal dish consisting of puréed or finely chopped olives, capers, and olive oil. Its name comes from the Provençal word for capers, tapenas (pronounced [taˈpenɔs]). It is a popular food in the south of France, where it is generally eaten as an hors d'œuvre spread on bread, but sometimes it is used to stuff poultry for a main course. Source: Wikipedia.
If you want a low carb bread option to serve with this try my Herbed Focaccia.
When you can take just one quality ingredient and turn it into something different and delicious I consider that a win. Kalamata olives have so much flavor on their own, salty, briny, tangy, that they don't need anything else added.
If tossing some olives in the food processor and giving them a whirl seems too simple for your tastes you should try my Mediterranean Cheese Spread instead. Or go ahead and make both. That's what I did on one day of recipe testing a couple of months ago. I made this olive tapenade recipe and then made the Mediterranean cheese spread without even cleaning out the food processor.
This olive tapenade recipe is the perfect accompaniment to fresh veggies in the summer or to go on top of your grilled chicken. It pairs extremely well with my Lemon Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe.
- 3 cups kalamata olives
- Add the olives to a food processor. Pulse until they are chopped.