Olive-Garlic Tapenade

Prep: 10 minutes

Serves:Makes about 1 1/4 cups

This tapenade makes a wonderfully flavorful sandwich spread. It's also a wonderful dip with crackers or baked pita chips for parties.


  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 small clove garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 3 tbsp water
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


Pop the garlic through the feed tube of a food processor and process until minced. Add the rest of the ingredients all at once and pulse until nearly smooth, yet still has some texture.