Jane’s tapenade recipe

May 31, 2016

tapenade-recipeMy friend, Jane, made a delicious tapenade recipe for St. Patrick’s Day and then left town the next day, leaving us the leftovers. How lucky were we?!  And you’re lucky, too, because I’m going to share Jane’s tapenade recipe with you today. It’s super-easy and a great appetizer for any occasion.

Jane’s Tapenade Recipe


1 small can sliced black olives
7 large pimento olives
1 clove garlic
2 Tablespoons capers
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Pepper and oregano to taste

Wash the salt off olives and capers to reduce the amount of salt.

Chop all ingredients and mix together. Add the olive oil and stir until well mixed.


It was decimated before I could even get a photo.

Serve molded or in a small bowl. You can serve it on crackers or a good bread.  And by the way, it makes a great sandwich.

34 comments on “Jane’s tapenade recipe
  1. Sheryl Kraft says:

    Can’t be any easier – love tapenade! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll make it for my company next weekend 🙂

  2. Haralee says:

    This is perfect for picnic sandwiches as a spread then cheese and or meatThanks for sharing this quick and easy recipe and for getting me to remember to make a tapenade!

  3. How have I never heard of this? What a great recipe for this picnic season. It looks delicious!

  4. Ellen Dolgen says:

    I have printed this one! We have company coming in from NYC to stay with us. They will love this! Thank you…………….

  5. Simple. Beautiful. Delicious. The perfect trifecta. Printing as I type this….

  6. This would be a great simple appetizer. I will have to try it out!

  7. Tapenade is the bomb! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  8. Lori says:

    I never even thought I could make tapenade, but now I know I can. It sounds super easy! Will try it out for book club night.

  9. Wow, this looks delicious! My husband would absolutely love it!

  10. Er Ra says:

    Woah! You know I have only started to like olives. But mostly cooked

  11. Paola says:

    I don’t think I have ever had anything like this before, it looks very yummy.

  12. Andrea says:

    Perfect for any summer recipe – or for any kind of year necessary

  13. I imagine this as super salty and amazing lol I love green olives I can just get a fork and eat them out of the jar lol

  14. Klauss says:

    Piquant appetizer turned out, i would love to spread on hot rye bread 🙂

  15. Carolann says:

    Wow, that looks delectable! I can’t wait to try it. Everything about is screaming eat me! lol

  16. alison says:

    I have never made a tapenade before and now seeing how easy it is, I think I will have to try one!

  17. Nicole Escat says:

    This one is looks fantastic! My family would love it for sure. Bookmarked.

  18. Astrid says:

    I love tapenades. It’s really a shame I’ve never made one myself, judging from how easy this sounds. Great recipe!

  19. I’m not an olive lover myself, but I bet my husband would really like this.

  20. RaNesha says:

    Wow this looks amazing I can’t wait to try the recipe!

  21. Great recipe for this picnic season!I would love to try this recipe!!

  22. adriana says:

    Okay I have never tried this but I think I seriously need to! This looks so good I’m definitely going to be making this, yum!!

  23. Tapenade is one of my favorite flavors. I can’t get enough of it. Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious Tapenade Reciperecipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party. I’m pinning and sharing.

  24. sue says:

    I love tapenade however I haven’t used capers. Such a quick and easy party snack.

  25. Faye says:

    This looks amazing – and you had me at “easy”! Definitely trying this out SOON!

  26. Lindi Mogale says:

    my husband would love this so maybe I ll make it for him, because I really hate olives unfortunately

  27. Rosemond says:

    yum! I’m kinda crazy about olives AND tapenade. I’ve never tried to make it before but wow, I so need to try this recipe. It sounds easy enough for even me!

  28. Lee Gaitan says:

    Yum, yum, yes! My husband will love this one too!

  29. Christina says:

    Love tapanade! Do you know if for black olives she used kalamata? That’s what the first picture looks like, but want to be sure 🙂

  30. I love olives. This looks so yummy and I can imagine eating it with a crusty, warm peasant bread. Yum!

  31. Silly Mummy says:

    That looks very nice. I actually don’t like olives, but I try them on occasion as people always say they are an acquired taste! My partner is a fan of things like this.

  32. Yum! I can’t be left near the tapenade dish because I just might eat it all up! That’s how much I love it. Thank you for sharing this healthy and delectable Jane’s Tapenade Recipe at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!

  33. Hi Carol,
    Yum! I can’t be left near the tapenade dish because I just might eat it all up! That’s how much I love it. Thank you for sharing this healthy and delectable Jane’s Tapenade Recipe at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!

  34. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! We hope you’ll come back again next Thursday when we open our doors at 9:00 AM EST. Pinned, Yummed, Tweeted!

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